HALIFAX, NS – On International Human Rights Day, the Public Service Alliance of Canada will honour the legacy of founding member Dr. J. Calbert (Cal) Best (1926-2007). Dr. Best was an African Nova Scotian human rights and labour activist from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the son of Dr. Carrie M. Best and Albert Theophilus Best. He was co-founder and president of the Civil Service Association of Canada, the pre-curser to the Public Service Alliance of Canada. On Tuesday, the Halifax Regional Office of the PSAC will dedicate its board room to Best’s life and work.
OTTAWA, ON - Veterans and the workers who serve them say they are troubled to learn about a compromise proposed by two Nova Scotia MLAs at a meeting with Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino in Ottawa yesterday.
SYDNEY, NS - Veterans in Sydney and across the country are mobilizing to stop the closure of the nine Veterans Affairs offices they rely on for face-to-face services. Supporting them in Sydney is a chorus of community members, local organizations, Veterans Affairs workers, unions, and every level of local government, all of whom will be out in force this Saturday at the Veterans March of Concern.
CORNER BROOK, NL - Veterans in Corner Brook and across the country are mobilizing to stop the closure of the nine Veterans Affairs offices they rely on for face-to-face services. Supporting them in Corner Brook is a chorus of community members, local organizations, Veterans Affairs Canada workers, unions, and municipal government.
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Union of National Defense Employees (UNDE), the union that represents civilian workers at CFSSt. John’s, will hold a press conference Thursday to comment on recent developments in staffing. UNDE NS Regional Vice-President Terry Kiley, UNDE NL/NB Regional Vice-President Daniel Frostand Member of Parliament for St. John’sEast Jack Harris will be in attendance.
ST. JOHN'S - The Public Service Alliance of Canada and the St. John’s International Airport Authority are pleased to announce that a collective agreement has been ratified by both parties, bringing an end to the strike at St. John’s International Airport.
ST. JOHN’S – The Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes federal Minister of Labour Lisa Raitt’s initiative for proposing non-binding recommendations. Clearly the Minister recognizes that a negotiated settlement is possible. PSAC has offered clear relief to the employer’s concessionary demands. The union continues to be willing and available to reach a fair and reasonable settlement.
ST. JOHN’S, NL – 85 striking workers will solemnly acknowledge the six-month-mark of their strike at St. John’s Airport Monday. Striking workers and supporters will gather at the terminal for a silent vigil and appeal to the Airport CEO and his Board of Directors to end to the prolonged strike.