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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. 

January 16, 2014 - 3:33pm •
Last night, PSAC Atlantic held its first Telephone Town Hall meeting that invited all the region’s members to talk about key issues affecting our union.Thanks to everyone who joined the call last night.  Over 3200 PSAC Atlantic members were on the line for the English language call, and some 260 for the French language call. If you didn’t receive a call, please update your contact information with your regional office or through our national website: https://psacunion.ca/user/register
January 7, 2014 - 9:58am •
People who work in the federal public service always have one eye trained on what’s going on at Canada Post.  And for good reason.  The crown corporation is a testing ground for the federal government’s experiments on how to transform working conditions and labour relations. 
December 17, 2013 - 12:00pm •
We are approaching the end of what has been both a successful and challenging year for our union.  I want to congratulate all 20,000 PSAC members in the Atlantic for your courage, your activism and your resilience.   And here’s why.2013 saw continued efforts by the federal government to single out the public sector by cutting jobs and slashing services that the Canadian public relies on.  And we all know, it didn’t stop there.  The first Budget of 2013 contained clear signs of attacks to come, in particular on sick leave, compensation and union security. 
December 5, 2013 - 2:08pm •
Leave it to Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to try to pile in as much bad legislation as they can in the two years they have left in office.
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.

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