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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.

PEI PSAC Women's Retreat

October 22, 2014 •

PSAC women gathered recently at the Inn at the Pier to talk about their role in saving Canada Post, re-thinking child care, stopping Harper’s cuts and contacting the Senate on Bill C 377 as well as have a little fun. Actions on all these issues was achieved.

Guest Speaker J. D. Samuelson spoke and showed her film “Women of Confederation”. We highly recommend this short animated film.

Becka Viau, artist and activist, spoke on Saturday and inspired all with her commitment and wisdom on women’s and human rights issues.

Day of Action: October 17, 2014

October 21, 2014 •

New Brunswick

Gagetown: UNDE 60303 & UNDE 60380 organized a demo during their lunch break.

Saint John: AGR 60007, GSU 60007, USGE 60074, UTE 60005 & UVAE 60006 organized a demo in front of their local Conservative MP's office during their lunch break.

Prince Edward Island

Summerside: UTE 90006 held a lunch/supper break and were outside for 19 minutes.

Nova Scotia

Bridgewater: CEIU 80215 held a demo for 19 minutes during their lunch break.

Newfoundland

Conservative MP, John Williamson, attacks Public Sector workers

October 17, 2014 •

This week, PSAC members who reside in the NB Southwest riding received a flyer also known as 'ten percenter' from their local MP, John Williamson.  This flyer had only one intent: attack public sector benefits.  We are replying by sending him our very own 'ten percenter'! The REVP for PSAC Atlantic, Jeannie Baldwin, also sent him a letter requesting a meeting to explain the valuable services PSAC members deliver on a daily basis.

Engaging in the union can advance Aboriginal rights

October 10, 2014 •

On September 27-28, 2014, 14 Aboriginal PSAC members came from all over the Atlantic to K’jipuktuk (Halifax) to attend Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights: An introduction to the PSAC for Aboriginal Members

The training provided a forum for members to discuss critical issues facing Aboriginal people in their union, in their workplaces and in society.

Day of Action: September 19, 2014

September 23, 2014 •

New Brunswick

Gagetown: UNDE 60303 & UNDE 60380 organized a BBQ during their lunch break.

St. Andrews: UEW 60067, GSU 60007, PIPSC and Save Ocean Science (SOS) held a tree planting ceremony.

Saint John: AGR 60007, CIU 60004, GSU 60007, UNE 60349, USGE 60052, USGE 60074, UVAE 60006 & the Saint John RWC held a BBQ and demo during their lunch break.

Bathurst: CEIU 60254 and CEIU 60269 held a demo for 19 minutes during their lunch break.

Renous: USGE 60019 held a plant gate.

Prince Edward Island

Health Care Town Hall

September 15, 2014 •

Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic joined members from UVAE at a Town Hall Meeting on Health Care recently sponsored by the Council of Canadians and CUPE. Presenters included Maude Barlow, Paul Moist and Mike McBain.

PEI Health Care Coalition Fundraiser

September 15, 2014 •

The PEI Health Care coalition together with the Trinity United Church held a fundraiser lobster dinner on August 28th, to raise funds for an immigrant family. Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic joined PSAC members at the fundraiser.

PEI Human Rights Committee

September 15, 2014 •

The PEI Human Rights Committee held their AGM on September 10th. Newly elected members include:
Debi Buell- UVAE, President; Heather Ford - UTE, Vice-President; Marilyn Gallant - UTE, Secretary; Jody LaPierre -UVAE, Treasurer.

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