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HALIFAX, NS– Commissionaires at Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport voted 90% in support of a strike on Thursday, January 19, after the employer made a final offer and walked away from the table. The 175 members of Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) local 85100, employed by Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) to provide security, ground transportation and parking services at the airport, could be on strike by mid-March.

A three-way initiative supported by the Province, the City of Charlottetown, and unions representing federal employees on the Island is being launched to preserve federal jobs.

"Maintaining a strong federal presence on the Island is absolutely vital," says Premier Robert Ghiz. "And I am very pleased to see so many groups and individuals working together to make a strong case to Ottawa."

The initiative is in response to widespread reports that the Government of Canada’s efforts to balance the books will result in lay-offs or the elimination of federal positions.

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.    

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