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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 and Directly Chartered Locals (DCLs).  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/DCLs 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/DCL.  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.

September 29, 2016 - 1:55pm •
Chris Di Liberatore, President of NS Area Council1 presenting Geri Musqua-LeBlanc with a cheque in the amount of $500.00 to assist with her work in the Walking with Our Sisters initiative.  Walking with our Sisters is a Commemorative Art Installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the USA.  The large collaborative art piece will be made available to the public through selected galleries and locations.  We are hoping (funding dependant) that it will be displayed in Halifax  January 14 – February 1, 2017, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery.
July 14, 2016 - 1:13pm •
On Saturday June 25th, members of NS Area Council 1 set up a table at the Alderney Farmers Market in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. We had one mission, to raise awareness about the Thirsty for Justice Campaign and ask the public to sign letters to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs asking her to take action on solving the Aboriginal Water Crisis in Canada.
March 1, 2016 - 11:46am •
Steve Purcell and Helen King from the CBRM Area Council present a cheque to the striking Type setters local of the Chronicle Herald.
February 18, 2016 - 12:44pm •
The new Area Council Executive taking the Oath of Office
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.
June 18, 2015 - 8:05am •
Steve Purcell, President Derrick Deveaux, 1st Vice-President Brent Duff, Treasurer Helen King, Secretary Carolyn Locke, Political Action Representative


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