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Area Councils

Area councils are political fora for the PSAC in the region.  They allow discussion, collaboration and activism across Component lines.  Area Councils are recognized in the PSAC Constitution and their delegates have voice and vote at PSAC National Conventions and the right to submit resolutions to both PSAC National and Regional Conventions.   These bodies are given status by the PSAC through the Regional Executive Vice-President.

To form an Area Council, three Locals from different Components must make an application to the PSAC.  Locals must pass a motion of this intent at a Local membership meeting. These Locals must be in a geographical area that will allow meetings to be held at least four times a year.  A letter of this intention must be mailed to the Regional Executive Vice-President and to your Component.  Once the required three letters are received, the REVP will establish the Area Council. Start up and operational grants are available and the Area Council may decide to charge an affiliation fee.

PSAC NB Director proceeding with the Oath of Office of the newly elected officers
December 11, 2015 - 10:14am •
The newly formed Saint John and Vicinity Area Council had their first meeting on December 8th and elected their new council executive.
December 9, 2015 - 7:40am •
Marc Blanchard, Presidentceilidh3@hotmail.com Carol Osborn, Vice-Presidentosbornc@psac-afpc.com Sheila Gidney, Secretary/Treasurersheilagidney@gmail.com
December 8, 2015 - 1:58pm •
The PSAC Area Council1 & the Halifax Human Rights committee were please to host Francisco Ramirez Cuellar (right).  Br Cuellar is a labour lawyer from Columbia who has survived 8 assassination attempts in his defense of trade union and human rights in Columbia.  Francisco and his interpreter Sarah Wilbur (left) spoke at a meeting of trade unionists at the Cal Best Boardroom in Halifax recently urging all present to assist in their efforts to boycott Drummond coal, suppliers to both Nova Scotia Power as well as New Brunswick Power.
November 24, 2015 - 1:27pm •
The date for the 2016 Area Council meetings have been set as follows: General Membership Meeting February 3, 2016, 6:30 pm at the PSAC Boardroom May 4, 2016, 6:30 pm at the PSAC Boardroom September 14, 2016,6:30 pm at the PSAC Boardroom Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers October 5, 2016, 6:30 pm at the PSAC Boardroom
Hope for Hope
November 19, 2015 - 2:46pm •
With the recent change in government, we as members of the Public Service were given the gift of hope.  Hope that we might finally see a reinvestment in public services and also a new respect for the work we do that has been missing for the last ten years. With the Christmas season fast approaching (and also the cold weather) what better time to share our feelings of optimism with some people in our community who could use a little hope themselves.
April 30, 2015 - 9:45pm •
PEI’s fourteenth Annual Provincial Day of Mourning for workers killed an injured on the job was held April 28th at Memorial Hall, Confederation Centre.  A piper led the group to the memorial monument where wreaths were laid in remembrance.    The PEI Area Council, UVAE, and UTE Locals were among the many present.
PEI Area Council
October 22, 2014 - 10:39am •
The PEI Area Council recently held their AGM and elected a new Executive. Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic was the guest speaker and swore in the new Executive: President, Heather Ford Secretary, Debi Buell Treasurer, Dawn Hardy The next Area Council Meeting will be held Tuesday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. in the PSAC Regional Office boardroom.
September 15, 2014 - 10:54am •
The PEI Area Council met on September 9th with special guest, Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic. Members from AGR,CEIU, UTE and UVAE were in attendance. The Area Council sent a "GO TEAM GO" picture to the UTE Negotiation Team. The Area Council will be holding their AGM on October 16th.
September 2, 2014 - 2:17pm •
This is a reminder of the PSAC PEI Area Council meeting on September 9th 2014. Please note that we will doing the meeting in an alternate format to try to increase the participation of the PEI locals which was discussed at the PSAC Convention in June for those who were in attendance during the PEI Caucus meeting.
July 24, 2013 - 9:32am •
"Members of the Nova Scotia Area Council1 and USGE 80073 gathered for a breakfast launch of a USGE/Area Council website in Hammonds Plains, NS recently.

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