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.

 

February 6, 2017 - 8:57am •
February 6, 2017 IMP Group International Inc. Head Office Stephen Plummer Group President and Chief Executive Officer 2651 Joseph Howe Drive Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4T1   Dear M. Plummer, We are writing to you in light of the current state of negotiations, or lack thereof, at the bargaining table with members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE), a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
February 6, 2017 - 8:55am •
February 6, 2017 IMP Group International Inc. Head Office David A. Gossen President, IMP Aerospace & Defence 2651 Joseph Howe Drive Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4T1   Dear M. Gossen, We are writing to you in light of the current state of negotiations, or lack thereof, at the bargaining table with members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE), a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
February 1, 2017 - 7:44am •
This February, we celebrate Black History / African Heritage Month. The contributions made to society by our Brothers and Sisters from the Black/African communities have made our country a better place to live.  Not only have they shaped our nation, they have shaped our own Union as dedicated members and committed staff members. We honour all of those who contributed to PSAC’s success, such as Brother Cal Best. Our boardroom in the Halifax Regional Office is dedicated in his name to remind us every day of the important contribution made by our racially visible members.  
January 26, 2017 - 1:01pm •
Sisters and Brothers, I have personally sent a letter to every MP in our Region in regards to Bill C-27.  I strongly encourage you to send our template letter to Bill Morneau, the Minister of Finance, telling him that Bill C-27, an Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, is an attack on the retirement security of workers. 
January 24, 2017 - 8:40am •
The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada and our 18,000 members across the region hereby request that you immediately appoint an Industrial Inquiry Commission under section 73 of the Trade Union Act. As evidenced by this year-long strike, the owners of the Chronicle Herald and their workers need balance in trying to reach a tentative agreement.
January 23, 2017 - 7:14am •
Monday, January 23rd marks the one-year anniversary of Chronicle Herald strike. The NSFL continues our boycott of the paper; we will not advertise, submit press releases, or give interviews to the Herald until the strike is over.   In the meantime, we’re reading Local XPress, the online news service started by the Halifax Typographical Union (HTU).  
January 20, 2017 - 10:47am •
Sisters and Brothers,   PSAC is extremely proud to support Walking With Our Sisters and I strongly encourage you to visit the memorial.  
December 9, 2016 - 9:32am •
As we look back upon the past year, I would like to acknowledge all PSAC members who have defended the values and principles of PSAC; bargained on behalf of our membership and therefore shaped our Union.  It is in this spirit that I say thank you for your continued support and dedication to our amazing Union, Sisters and Brothers.  Best wishes to you, your local and your families during the holiday season and New Year.   Colleen Hodder Acting Regional Executive Vice-President, Atlantic
December 8, 2016 - 1:59pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased that Canada will honour a leading civil rights activist by featuring Viola Desmond on the new $10 bill. CBC described Desmond’s legacy this way: In 1946, nine years before Rosa Parks historic bus ride in the U.S., Viola Desmond sat in a section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre that was reserved for white people, rather than the designated area for black people upstairs. A police officer arrested her and she spent the night in jail charged with not paying a tax of three cents for a downstairs ticket.  
December 5, 2016 - 10:20am •
We cannot sit by and do nothing.  Our teachers and our students deserve better.  Let’s tell Premier Stephen McNeil that he is failing this province.

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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