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Letters

Despite all the magic of social media, letters still pack a serious punch.   A letter to the editor, to an MP, to your municipal councilor can make important inroads.  PSAC members know more than almost anyone about the public services we provide, and we are best equipped to speak up and write up when these services are under attack. 

April 8, 2013 - 2:38pm •
Join PSAC REVP Jeannie Baldwin in calling on Just Us general manager Debra Moore to immediately reinstate workers dismissed for their involvement in union activity and to voluntarily recognize a union for baristas Just Us.  Contact Debra now:
March 15, 2013 - 4:10pm •
As we mark the six-month anniversary of the St. John's airport strike, growing concerns about the impact of this strike on the pending tourism season are not misplaced.
December 19, 2012 - 2:44pm •
We have a saying in Newfoundlandand Labrador, for situations that are unacceptable. Unjust. Unfair. Outrageous. ‘Not fit’.Our friends on the mainland use the phrase too, but in a slightly different way. Up there it means something is not equal. It doesn’t match up. Doesn’t add up. It doesn’t fit.It’s a bit ironic that the St. John’sAirport Authority – a crowd that would very much like to compare themselves to their colleagues on the mainland – have created a situation that falls under both definitions. One that’s not fit.Let’s take a look at that situation.
June 21, 2012 - 8:02am •
June 21 is National Day, a day to recognize and celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.  On this day we have many reasons to celebrate and also many reasons to fight.
November 16, 2011 - 11:40am •
I look at the recent announcement for lost jobs within the public service in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. I consider the base of seasonal employees who work for the good seasons and are obliged to collect employment insurance to sustain themselves when they are given notice of a completed season or a complete work stoppage.
October 7, 2011 - 1:18pm •
Coming out is the process of personally accepting your homosexuality and disclosing it to family, co-workers and friends. Coming out is different for every gay or bisexual person. Some experience a lot of pain and anguish while for others acceptance is a joyous time. It's perfectly normal to experience fear, doubt, loneliness, anger and even depression.
September 27, 2011 - 6:06pm •
In her September 7 letter to the Chronicle Herald, Diane Finley says that Canadians “gave our government a strong mandate to complete our economic recovery and eliminate the deficit.” 
March 18, 2010 - 4:00am •
The Federal Budget released by the Harper Government has set a clear direction for balancing the budget within the next five years by targeting the federal public service through austerity measures. The budget freezes federal departmental spending with the goal of reducing the debt on the backs of public service workers.
March 1, 2010 - 4:00am •
Speculation about what will be in the March 4 federal budget is rampant in the media. Some reports would lead us to believe that the Harper Conservatives will leave the federal pension plans alone.So far, nothing PSAC has heard from Treasury Board President Stockwell Day would lead us to believe that we won’t have to continue to fight to protect the pension benefits our members in the federal public sector pay for.
January 15, 2010 - 12:31am •
Over the last few weeks, several locals asked us about the PSAC’s position concerning the sale of NB Power.  PSAC Atlantic Region officially supports the campaign against the sale of NB Power, as it is perfectly in line with our Think Public campaign. The New Brunswick Federation of Labour has adopted the same position.

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