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Find out what members in the Atlantic are up to and what matters to us.  Come here for the latest news on demos and organizing drives, for bargaining updates and picket line dispatches, for calls and action cries of victory.

Thirteenth Annual Provincial Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

April 23, 2014 •

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who died from work-related diseases. All Islanders are invited to join with us in remembering workers who were injured or lost their lives on Island work sites. Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at Province House. A reception will follow the ceremony. See poster attached.

April 28 - National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

April 23, 2014 •

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who died from work-related diseases. On this day, we mourn, but it is also a time to insist that all levels of government do more to enforce existing health and safety laws and vigorously prosecute violations when a worker is killed or seriously injured. In 2013, 34 Nova Scotians lost their lives.

For additional information please see attached poster.

PSAC to take CBSA before Labour Board and Human Rights Commission over Arming Communications

April 17, 2014 •

Union also filing suit in Federal Court over right to strike.

Over the last several weeks CBSA has been attempting to undermine the legal rights of CIU/PSAC members in the FB bargaining unit.

Closed Veterans Affairs offices tiny part of budget (Chronicle Herald)

April 15, 2014 •

Eight regional offices that were closed by Veterans Affairs cost just one-seventh of one per cent of the department’s budget.  

The combined operating budget for the eight offices across the country was $5.3 million in 2012-13, according to information tabled in the House of Commons.  

The department spent $3.5billion in that fiscal year. On top of that, $173 million of funds authorized by Parliament went unspent.

Community gathering to honor missing and murdered aboriginal women

April 14, 2014 •

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

with support from

the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

are hosting a community gathering to honor 

MISSING AND MURDERED ABORIGINAL WOMEN

At present, there are 824 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.  To some, this number does not appear to be many,

however

Treasury Board Membership Meetings

April 14, 2014 •

You are invited to attend a membership meeting which will provide an update on our strategy for the next round of bargaining with Treasury Board. April 16th, Murphy's Community Centre, Richmond Street, Charlottetown Room 303 (12:00 Noon) Room 207 (4:30 pm and 7:00 pm) Guest Speaker: Yvan Thauvette, President UVAE Bargaining Team Member: Kelly Bush A light lunch will be provided.

A Poster is attached.

Harper government has little concern for veterans

April 14, 2014 •

Harper government has little concern for veterans 

Passing of Brother Noel Raymond Knockwood

April 14, 2014 •

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our very good friend and ally, Noel Raymond Knockwood. Brother Knockwood participated at various PSAC events as a Mi’kmaw elder. Our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and community.

CIU/PSAC taking action in response to CBSA communication on arming

April 11, 2014 •

Policy grievances to be filed, legal counsel being consulted.

Treasury Board bargaining: the process at a glance

April 11, 2014 •

Contract expiry dates:

  • EB, FB and PA: June 20, 2014
  • SV: Aug.
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