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.


June 5, 2014 - 5:59pm •
June 5, 2014 Honourable Tom Marshall, Q.C.Premier of Newfoundland and LabradorConfederation Building, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6                                    Via Email: Dear Premier Marshall: I am writing to voice my total dissatisfaction with your government’s decision to amend the Labour Relations Act with Bill 22 and remove union card-based certification.  
May 20, 2014 - 2:03pm •
As you know, the next federal election will be held on October 19, 2015. On the 19th of every month, we are asking our members to be creative in highlighting the number 19 such as: standing outside your workplace for 19 minutes, wearing a piece of clothing with the number 19 or coming up with the 19 best ways of getting rid of the Harper Conservative government.
May 17, 2014 - 12:21pm •
May 17th is recognized as International Day against Homophobia.  Even though rights for the GLBT community has improved, we still have a long way to go.  People should not live in fear because of their sexual orientation or sharing their love for one another in public.
May 15, 2014 - 7:47am •
Canadians waiting too long for benefits
May 13, 2014 - 9:45am •
In Nigeria, more than 200 girls have been abducted.  The girls were allegedly abducted to prevent them from attending school.  Join the social media campaign: download the attached document, take a picture and share it on Facebook and Twitter using #BringBackOurGirls
May 7, 2014 - 1:16pm •
Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week of May.  Mental Health is still stigmatized in today’s society, therefore it is important that we share valuable information around mental health and provide help when needed.  Let’s be clear, mental health is a state of well-being.  It affects how we think, feel, act and interact with others.
May 7, 2014 - 8:09am •
Denounce cuts to veterans’ servicesTimes & Transcrip
May 1, 2014 - 11:14am •
On April 30th, Jeannie Baldwin proudly represented PSAC Atlantic at a meeting organized by the Nova Scotia Native Women's Association to create the Loretta Saunders Foundation.
May 1, 2014 - 7:33am •
On May 1, 1886 a general strike was called in the United States at a time when the right to organize and strike did not exist.
April 25, 2014 - 9:16am •
April 28 is a National Day of Mourning that commemorates workers who are killed or injured on the job each year, or who die from work-related diseases.  This day provides us the opportunity to remember these workers in public events.  However, the Day of Mourning is also a time to insist that all levels of government must take an active role in enforcing existing health and safety laws and by doing so, prosecute violations when a  worker is killed or seriously injured.


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Regional Executive Vice President Contact

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

Katie Murphy-Langille
Executive Assistant
(902) 445-0925

Lesley Thompson
A/Political Communications Officer
(w) (902) 445-9392
(c) (902) 266-8589

Sébastien Bezeau (One year leave of absence)
Political Communications Officer