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.

 

May 11, 2017 - 10:02am •
To honour our Sisters and Brothers who have passed away, we have a tradition in which we hold a moment of silence during our Convention.    I invite you to send to my office the names of PSAC Atlantic region members who have passed away since our last Regional Convention in June 2014.   Please send those names and local affiliation to Sébastien Bezeau, Political Communications Officer (bezeaus@psac-afpc.com) by Friday, June 2.   Thank you.  
May 11, 2017 - 7:58am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2017 Union Celebrates Legal Victory Against the University of New Brunswick HALIFAX, NS – The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is celebrating a legal victory following a decision rendered by Justice Paulette C. Garnett on April 7, 2017 in the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick between the University of New Brunswick and PSAC.
May 9, 2017 - 7:56am •
Sisters and Brothers, On May 9, 1992, an explosion at the Westray Mine in Pictou County, Nova Scotia killed 26 miners working underground.  It was one of the deadliest mining disasters in Canadian history and led to new Criminal Code provisions – known as the Westray Law – that made it possible to prosecute corporate criminal negligence. You can find below information in regards to the event taking place on May 9 at the Westray Miners Memorial Park.
May 8, 2017 - 12:29pm •
Sisters and Brothers, National Public Service Week (NPSW) will be held June 11-17, 2017.  The event marks the importance of federal public service employees and to recognizes their service to Canadians.  Because the employer cannot pay its employees on time and accurately, we are asking our members to boycott NPSW. PSAC members proudly serve Canadians on a daily basis.  Our members deserve more than a piece of cake - if the employer wants to show their recognition for our members' valuable work; they should do that by paying them in full and on time.
May 8, 2017 - 7:54am •
Sisters and Brothers,   Please find below a template letter that was sent to all 32 Liberal MPs in the Atlantic Region in regards to the Phoenix Pay System.   Feel free to use the same letter to contact your local MP.   In solidarity,   Jeannie Baldwin Regional Executive Vice-President, Atlantic Region
May 2, 2017 - 9:26am •
Establishment of Asian Heritage Month Asian Heritage Month was first officially recognized in December 2001, when the Canadian Senate adopted the month of May as Asian Heritage Month. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the long and diverse history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada, as well as the many struggles they face.   History of racial discrimination
April 26, 2017 - 9:05am •
ST. JOHN’S, NL –Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) who are part of the Lecturers’ Union of Memorial University of Newfoundland (LUMUN) local 90500 offer their perspective and caution on the financial debate ongoing at the post-secondary institution as it deals with a financial crunch.
April 25, 2017 - 12:59pm •
The PSAC-Atlantic Regional Council met in Charlottetown, PE April 22-23. PSAC members also organized a rally in front of the local MP’s office asking to fix the phoenix pay system.
April 25, 2017 - 9:15am •
PSAC is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship program.  Deadline to apply is June 23, 2017. Apply now. Other Scholarships available in the Atlantic Region: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL)
April 22, 2017 - 2:22pm •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2017 PSAC Members Rally in Front of Local MP’s Office Asking to Fix Phoenix Pay System CHARLOTTETOWN, PE –PSAC members who were meeting in Charlottetown, PE held an impromptu demo in front of the office of the local Member of Parliament (MP), Sean Casey, to demonstrate their frustration in regards to the broken phoenix pay system.

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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

Sébastien Bezeau
Political Communications Officer
bezeaus@psac-afpc.com
(w) (902) 445-9392
(c) (902) 266-8589