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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. 

November 16, 2013 - 12:53pm •
The latest budget implementation act (Bill C-4) now being debated by Parliament will drastically change and reduce health & safety protections for workers in federal jurisdiction. The proposed changes to the Canada Labour Code put workers’ lives at risk.
September 27, 2013 - 10:06am •
On Friday September 13th, 74 of the 88 employees at Service Canada’scall centre in Bathurst, NB, learned their hours of work are being reduced to part-time.  26 of the 42 workers in a call centre in St. John’s, NL, got the same bad news.  The reason everyone was given for such a drastic reduction?  Insufficient funding.
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.

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