Parliament has risen and MPs are back in their home ridings — we are getting closer to the next federal election. With fixed election dates, we can expect Election Day to be Monday October 21, 2019.
In the lead-up to the election, we will work to ensure your priorities are at the top of candidate's minds. Many of us are electing our employer. We know that the decisions made by the political party in power can have direct and potentially harmful impacts on our lives as employees and union members. It's important that you have all the information you need to make an informed choice at the ballot box. PIPSC is a non-partisan organization so we will not be endorsing one political party over another.
The outcome of election is unpredictable and polls have pointed to every possible scenario. With voter turnout historically declining, PIPSC members can make a real difference in their riding by showing up at the polls. Many ridings will be tight races so getting out to vote will be key.
Over the course of the next weeks and months, PIPSC will be releasing online ads and content for you to share on social media. In addition, we will provide engagement tools to use in local communities and workplaces to get involved in the election.
The more we engage our colleagues, friends, families and neighbours, the more we can ensure we elect a federal government that supports public services and the professionals who provide them. So stay tuned for more information about getting involved and voting for a government that reflects your concerns and interests as a federal employee or public service worker.
Do you have questions about your rights as a public service employee during the federal election? See our information sheet.