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Media Room

The PSAC regional offices will be closed from December 25 to January 2.  In case of emergency, please call Debbie McLaughlin at 902.499.0484.

As we look back upon the past year, I would like to acknowledge all PSAC members who have defended the values and principles of PSAC; bargained on behalf of our membership and therefore shaped our Union.  It is in this spirit that I say thank you for your continued support and dedication to our amazing Union, Sisters and Brothers.  Best wishes to you, your local and your families during the holiday season and New Year.
 
Colleen Hodder
Acting Regional Executive Vice-President, Atlantic

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased that Canada will honour a leading civil rights activist by featuring Viola Desmond on the new $10 bill. CBC described Desmond’s legacy this way:

In 1946, nine years before Rosa Parks historic bus ride in the U.S., Viola Desmond sat in a section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre that was reserved for white people, rather than the designated area for black people upstairs. A police officer arrested her and she spent the night in jail charged with not paying a tax of three cents for a downstairs ticket.  

On November 26-27, 18 PSAC members took part in the Directly Chartered Locals (DCLs) conference that was held in Moncton, NB.  The focus of the conference was to provide training on how to write and adopt resolutions at Conventions.

Colleen Hodder, A/Regional Executive Vice-President of PSAC-Atlantic felt the enthusiasm in the room: “It was exciting to see the members write resolutions and debate them passionately.  We gave them all the tools necessary to play an active role at our upcoming Regional Convention and I’m sure they will come prepared.”

We cannot sit by and do nothing.  Our teachers and our students deserve better.  Let’s tell Premier Stephen McNeil that he is failing this province.

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