On Friday, August 19th, only minutes before Atlantic region Employment Insurance processing centres were due to close for the weekend, federal government employees received an e-mail with devastating news.
In an article published in The Telegram from Wednesday, October 14, REVP Jeannie Baldwin highlights the remarkable work of Newfoundland and Labrador lighthouse keepers and the threats their jobs are currently under.
The Federal Budget released by the Harper Government has set a clear direction for balancing the budget within the next five years by targeting the federal public service through austerity measures. The budget freezes federal departmental spending with the goal of reducing the debt on the backs of public service workers.
Over the last few weeks, several locals asked us about the PSAC’s position concerning the sale of NB Power. PSAC Atlantic Region officially supports the campaign against the sale of NB Power, as it is perfectly in line with our Think Public campaign. The New Brunswick Federation of Labour has adopted the same position.