Regional Executive Vice President

Colleen Coffey, Regional Executive Vice-President, Atlantic

Colleen Coffey was elected Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President at the 7th Regional Triennial Convention on June 24, 2017 in Saint John, NB.

An active PSAC member for over 20 years, Sister Coffey first began her union activism with the Goose Bay Women’s Committee and entered into a long pay equity battle.  She was workforce adjusted in 1998 and moved to the Airforce Base in Greenwood, NS.  After re-establishing herself and her family, she got involved in her union local and held many roles from Secretary, Treasurer, Shop Steward, Chief Shop Steward and finally President for the past 12 years. 

She held a seat on the PSAC Atlantic Council for three terms and was elected the Alternate REVP for those terms. 

Sister Coffey was elected to be the female PSAC Representative on the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Executive Council and held this seat for several terms until she was elected the Female Vice President at Large that she maintained for two terms.

 

March 15, 2019 - 12:31pm •
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. 
March 14, 2019 - 12:32pm •
As many of you may know, there is a possibility of a strike by roughly 4100 workers at 46 New Brunswick nursing homes. I am writing to ask that you support these workers in their fight for fair and respectful working conditions.  On March 7, 90% of workers voted in favour of strike action, rejecting an offer from the New Brunswick government that would keep them overworked and underpaid.  On Sunday, the Government of New Brunswick obtained a court order suspending their right to strike for 10 days and undermining these workers’ labour rights. 
January 23, 2019 - 11:15am •
Sisters, Brothers and Friends, Please find below tentative dates for our regional conferences. Let me tell you that it was an almost impossible task to select dates that weren’t going to create a conflict with other events within PSAC and its Components and DCLs. In addition to that, I also had to consult Erin Sirett, Regional Coordinator, to discuss the staffing aspect of these conferences.
December 19, 2018 - 7:30am •
After 47 years of contaminated air and water, broken promises and broken pipes, Pictou Landing First Nation was promised that after January 30, 2020, pulp effluent would stop flowing into Boat Harbour, and clean up would being. The Nova Scotia Government gave Northern Pulp almost 5 years notice to have a new treatment system up and running.
December 19, 2018 - 7:28am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2018 Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Receive Overwhelming Strike Mandate NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR–The Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN), who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), held strike votes earlier this month and received an overwhelming strike mandate from their members.
December 13, 2018 - 5:56pm •
Via Regular Mail December 5, 2018                                                   Wayne Long Member of Parliament 1 Market Square, Suite N306 Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6 Dear Mr. Long, I’m writing to you in regard to Bill C-89, an Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services.
December 13, 2018 - 5:51pm •
Via Regular Mail December 5, 2018                                                   Andy Fillmore Member of Parliament 1888 Brunswick Street, Suite 808 Halifax, NS B3J 3J8 Dear Mr. Fillmore I’m writing to you as a follow-up to our successful campaign to protect jobs at CFB Greenwood.
December 13, 2018 - 7:46am •
Sisters, Brothers and Friends, Please take the time to add your signature to petition E-1833 which calls upon the Government of Canada to: (a) enact legislation banning conversion therapy to minors in Canada; (b) enact legislation prohibiting transporting minors outside of the country for such purposes; and (c) have conversion therapy included in the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, to protect children from abuse.
December 13, 2018 - 7:35am •
Via Regular Mail December 5, 2018                                                   Colin Fraser Member of Parliament 396 Main Street – Suite 103 Yarmouth, NS B5A 1E9 Dear Mr. Fraser, I’m writing to you as a follow-up to our successful campaign to protect jobs at CFB Greenwood.
December 4, 2018 - 10:30am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2018 Workers at the J. A. Douglas McCurdy Airport Rally for a Fair Collective Agreement SYDNEY, NS – On December 6, members of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) Local 80807, a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), will be rallying at the Sydney/J. A. Douglas McCurdy Airport demanding that their employer negotiates a fair collective agreement now.

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Regional Executive Vice President Contact

Colleen Coffey
Regional Executive Vice-President 
coffeyc@psac-afpc.com
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 3Y7
(w) (902) 445-0927

Katie Murphy-Langille
Executive Assistant
langilk@psac-afpc.com
(902) 445-0925

Lesley Thompson
A/Political Communications Officer
Thompsonl@psac-afpc.com
(w) (902) 445-9392
(c) (902) 266-8589

Sébastien Bezeau (One year leave of absence)
Political Communications Officer
bezeaus@psac-afpc.com