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Media Room

On the evening of Wednesday, March 8th, the PEIPSAC Human Rights committee had their Annual General Meeting. After reviewing the minutes and moving a balanced budget, the Election of Officers took place, facilitated by Donna MacDonald of CEIU. We are pleased to inform you that the  new local executive mimics the last, having all members retaining their respective positions: Debi Buell (UVAE) - President; Dave Clow (DCL)  - Vice President; Karolyn Walsh (UVAE) - Secretary; Jody LaPierre (UVAE) - Treasurer.

On Saturday February 18, 2012 the members of the Montague Claims Processing Center, with an RCMP, escort marched a kilometre in a snow storm to the Down East Mall for a Rally to protest the impending closure of the only EI Claims Processing Center on Prince Edward Island.  More than 200 people gathered to hear politicians and union leaders speak out against the decision to close the center.  Three of the four Island MPs were in attendance, and all spoke.  Noticeably absent was Conservative MP Gail Shea who declined the invitation to attend.

Are you interested in co-facilitating one of the following courses?  Then, please indicate your interest to me in writing by March 23, 2012.

The following courses will be offered:

Duty to Accommodate (English)

Advanced Steward Training (French)

Advanced Steward Training (English)

For the most part, some course development may be required.  Facilitating teams will need to update existing materials accordingly.  Facilitators will require time to prepare immediately prior to school commencement.    

On February 15, members of UCTE local 60605 who work at the Greater Moncton International Airport voted 100% in favour of a tentative agreement with the airport authority.

On Friday, Feb 3/12, Sean Casey, MP for Hillsborough in PEI, attended a meeting with approximately 8 PSAC members at the PSAC office in Charlottetown to discuss job cuts on PEI, and specifically, the move of 12 AS (Compensation Advisor) jobs from PEIto the Miramichi in NB, the move of 28 EI Processing jobs from PEIto Nova Scotia, as well as the huge cuts of approximately 500 jobs to the Veterans' Affairs Canada office in Charlottetown.  The future impending loss of these jobs will hav

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