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.

 

December 17, 2013 - 12:00pm •
We are approaching the end of what has been both a successful and challenging year for our union.  I want to congratulate all 20,000 PSAC members in the Atlantic for your courage, your activism and your resilience.   And here’s why.2013 saw continued efforts by the federal government to single out the public sector by cutting jobs and slashing services that the Canadian public relies on.  And we all know, it didn’t stop there.  The first Budget of 2013 contained clear signs of attacks to come, in particular on sick leave, compensation and union security. 
December 5, 2013 - 2:08pm •
Leave it to Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to try to pile in as much bad legislation as they can in the two years they have left in office.
November 16, 2013 - 12:53pm •
The latest budget implementation act (Bill C-4) now being debated by Parliament will drastically change and reduce health & safety protections for workers in federal jurisdiction. The proposed changes to the Canada Labour Code put workers’ lives at risk.
September 27, 2013 - 10:06am •
On Friday September 13th, 74 of the 88 employees at Service Canada’scall centre in Bathurst, NB, learned their hours of work are being reduced to part-time.  26 of the 42 workers in a call centre in St. John’s, NL, got the same bad news.  The reason everyone was given for such a drastic reduction?  Insufficient funding.
September 18, 2013 - 1:01pm •
PSAC Atlantic is proud to announce that it is working with the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and its affiliates on a campaign to elect a pro-worker majority in the House of Assembly. 
August 12, 2013 - 4:41pm •
How does one even begin to honour the memory of the larger-than-life Burnley Allan “Rocky” Jones? Jones was an activist’s activist, a person of prodigious commitment and energy, who struggled tirelessly against discrimination, war, poverty and injustice for half a century. 
July 25, 2013 - 11:55am •
One might have thought that coffee shops would be the last place a union organizing drive would be successful. They’re part of a low-wage service sector that has historically been resistant to unionization: small workplaces with often-transient staff.
June 26, 2013 - 2:56pm •
It’s become a recurrent pattern for the Conservative government: when facing internal scandal, attack public workers.

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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