Members of USGE-PSAC local 60001 in Miramichi, NB organized 3 sessions in January on the importance of Unions and the Labour Movement. They served free lunch to over 70 of their members and showed a video on the importance of unions and the labour movement as a whole. The event turned out to be a great success and the members said they felt proud and motivated by the educational movie they had watched.
Our Regional Executive Vice-President, Jeannie Baldwin, along with Steve Purcell, Lenora Gero and Jodi MacPherson presented a cheque of $2,000 from the PSAC Social Justice Fund to the United Way in Sydney, NS to help with the floods that happened last year.
Sisters and Brothers,
Please find in attachment a letter I sent to the female MPs in our Region in regards to child care. Our members are directly impacted by the high cost of child care and year after year, resolutions are adopted at our Conventions urging our Union to take concrete steps in working towards quality affordable child care system in Canada.
The annual International Women’s Day event of the PSAC that takes place in the Halifax Regional Municipality on March 8th, will not be held this year in March due to lack of a suitable and large enough space to hold the event.
However, keep your calendar open as we are planning to have a celebration of women’s achievements in October which is Women’s History Month in Canada.
More information will follow in the coming months.
This February, we celebrate Black History / African Heritage Month. The contributions made to society by our Brothers and Sisters from the Black/African communities have made our country a better place to live. Not only have they shaped our nation, they have shaped our own Union as dedicated members and committed staff members. We honour all of those who contributed to PSAC’s success, such as Brother Cal Best. Our boardroom in the Halifax Regional Office is dedicated in his name to remind us every day of the important contribution made by our racially visible members.