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MEDIA ADVISORY
EMBARGOED UNTIL FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 11AM (ATL)

Union members visit MP Lawrence MacAulay’s Office and refuse to leave until demands are met

On March 21, 1960, sixty-nine people were killed and 180 were wounded after police opened fire at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws.” A few years later in 1966, March 21st was proclaimed the “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).

March 8th marked the official launch of the Regional Strategy Coordinating Committee (RSCC) for the New Brunswick region.  The main focus was to work on the mobilization plan from this point forward.  All Treasury Board locals will be contacted by their respective Area Coordinator shortly to be engaged in the next step.

Our hearts break today in learning of the horrifying murders in New Zealand.  On behalf of PSAC members in the Atlantic Region, I would like to extend our solidarity to Muslim communities everywhere, especially in Christchurch. 

But our rage also grows today and so does our determination to confront, call out, dismantle and disempower white supremacy.  Unions everywhere must be leaders in this urgent fight.  We encourage members to attend vigils in your communities and to offer support where you can. 

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