As your Director for LGBTQ2+(Pride) members on the PSAC Atlantic Council, I will soon be joining many PSAC members within the Atlantic Provinces and across Canada, and people around the world in recognizing the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. I would like to invite you to join me on this day in celebrating our diversity and bringing attention to the fact that LGBTQ2+ rights are human rights.
PSAC National President Chris Aylward and Vice-President Magali Picard are bringing their cross-country Leadership Tour to the Atlantic. From June 2 -14, 2019, they will be making stops in 18 communities to visit workplaces, attend meetings, speak at events and to talk to members one-on-one. Our four regional offices are busily working with members throughout the Atlantic to create opportunities for our national leaders to connect with as many members as possible. The following events are open to all PSAC members.
Members of the recently formed GMYWC are now in full recruitment mode. They held their first information booth at one of the Federal building in Moncton on May 8th to meet young PSAC members. This committee is open to all PSAC members who are 35 or under and who work in the Greater Moncton area.
If you would like to be added to their distribution list to see upcoming events, simply send an e-mail to the committee’s chair at: email@example.com
This year Isabelle Forest and Charline Caissie from the Greater Moncton Area Council attended the ceremony organized by the Moncton District Labour Council to lay a wreath in memory of the workers who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness on the job.
May is Asian Heritage month, a month when we celebrate the contributions workers from East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Southeast Asia have made to our communities and to our union. This month we also reflect on the sacrifices generations of Asians Canadians have made in this country and the adversity they have overcome. Celebrations will take place during the month of May, as will discussion and debate around finding collective solutions to end systemic racism.
Threads of Life provides programs for families affected by life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, and help increase awareness of workplace health and safety. In May, in the Atlantic, « Steps for Life » walks will be held in the Saint John, Charlottetown, Halifax, St. John’s, and Corner Brook. PSAC Atlantic encourages members to register a team in this important event.
April 28 is the National Day of Mourning when we remember those who have lost their lives or suffered injury and illness because of their work.
Every day there are opportunities to prevent workplace injury and death, but we can’t do it without the data we need to drive our decision-making.
In Canada, we collect statistics on many things including the weather, but we fail to accurately record the number of individuals who have died as a result of their work. Because of this, we do not learn the lessons that would allow us to prevent future tragedies.
SAINT JOHN, NB – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will hold a lunchtime rally at Saint John-Rothesay Member of Parliament Wayne Long’s constituency office on Thursday. They are among some 140,000 federal public sector workers who are outraged by the federal government’s lack of movement in contract negotiations. Members will rally outside Long’s office before their representatives meet with the MP inside at 12:30pm.
The National Day of Mourning is Sunday, April 28, 2019. Please see the official listing of ceremonies in the Atlantic Region:https://canadianlabour.ca/events/day-of-mourning-ceremonies-2019/
Area Councils have been asked to arrange for a member to lay a wreath on behalf of the Public Service Alliance of Canada -Atlantic Region.
March 8, 2019 – The Greater Moncton Regional Women’s Committee organized a social event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of International Women’s Day celebrations in Moncton, NB. The proceeds of this event were donated to the YWCA’s women’s programs for a total of $6000.