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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.

2014 New Brunswick Labour Day Activities - Together Fairness Works

July 31, 2014 •
This year, many District Labour Councils in the New Brunswick region are organizing different activities for Labour Day.
Please see details from the CLC - Atlantic region for Restigouche, Bathurst, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and Miramichi.
See poster attached for more information.  All PSAC members and their families are invited to participate. 
 
  

Parks bargaining team prepares for negotiations in Ottawa

July 28, 2014 •

Members of PSAC’s Parks bargaining team met in Ottawa from July 22-24 to discuss key issues and finalize the package of demands in preparation for negotiations with the employer.

PEI Pride Parade

July 28, 2014 •

All PSAC members are invited to join the PEI Federation of Labour on August 2nd to walk in the Pride parade. We will meet at 12:00 noon in the parking lot of the Sullivan building near Victoria Park in Charlottetown - look for the PSAC flag.
See attached poster for additional information.

Moratorium on Fracking: Statement of Solidarity

July 24, 2014 •

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) -- The panel reviewing hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia has completed seven community information sessions to date across the province. During this review, the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association and the Native Council of Nova Scotia have announced official opposition to fracking.  Dr. Wheeler has been clear that much is still unknown about the risks and benefits to Nova Scotians.  Given that:

 

Day of Action (19th of every month)

July 18, 2014 •

As you know, the next federal election will be held on October 19, 2015. On the 19th of every month, we are asking our members to be creative in highlighting the number 19 such as: standing outside your workplace for 19 minutes, wearing a piece of clothing with the number 19 or coming up with the 19 best ways of getting rid of the Harper Conservative government.

All events will be held, rain or shine!

2014

Tuesday May 20: Pictures of the event

Day of Action

July 18, 2014 •

As you know, the next federal election will be held on October 19, 2015. On the 19th of every month, we are asking our members to be creative in highlighting the number 19 such as: standing outside your workplace for 19 minutes, wearing a piece of clothing with the number 19 or coming up with the 19 best ways of getting rid of the Harper Conservative government.

STUSAU rally

July 18, 2014 •
In celebration of its 4th anniversary of their certification, St. Thomas University Support and Administrative Union (STUSAU) organized a rally at STU where PSAC locals and unions from both St. Thomas University and UNB pledged their support of solidarity.   The United Campus Labour Council was out in full force.

Convention 2014 in pictures

July 17, 2014 •

PSAC Young Workers Symposium 2014

July 17, 2014 •

On May 23-25, 2014, twenty members age 30 and under from the four Atlantic Provinces came to Halifax to attend the PSAC Atlantic Young Workers Symposium.  This was the third event geared specifically to young workers to take place in the region since 2009, and the biggest yet.

Sick leave doesn’t cost government extra: PBO report

July 17, 2014 •

The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a new report today, concluding that it costs almost nothing extra to pay sick leave to federal civil servants. This is because most departments don't have policies in place to backfill for sick leave. 

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