The Public Service Alliance of Canada Atlantic Health, Safety and Environment Conference is scheduled to be held on June 7 – 9, 2019 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour, Moncton, NB. This conference is open to PSAC Health & Safety Local Committee members and/or Health & Safety Workplace Representatives. Only those persons will be accepted as delegates.
March 31 is the International Day of Trans Visibility – a day to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face.
On March 21, 1960, sixty-nine people were killed and 180 were wounded after police opened fire at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws.” A few years later in 1966, March 21st was proclaimed the “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).
March 8th marked the official launch of the Regional Strategy Coordinating Committee (RSCC) for the New Brunswick region. The main focus was to work on the mobilization plan from this point forward. All Treasury Board locals will be contacted by their respective Area Coordinator shortly to be engaged in the next step.
Our hearts break today in learning of the horrifying murders in New Zealand. On behalf of PSAC members in the Atlantic Region, I would like to extend our solidarity to Muslim communities everywhere, especially in Christchurch.
But our rage also grows today and so does our determination to confront, call out, dismantle and disempower white supremacy. Unions everywhere must be leaders in this urgent fight. We encourage members to attend vigils in your communities and to offer support where you can.
As many of you may know, there is a possibility of a strike by roughly 4100 workers at 46 New Brunswick nursing homes. I am writing to ask that you support these workers in their fight for fair and respectful working conditions.
On March 7, 90% of workers voted in favour of strike action, rejecting an offer from the New Brunswick government that would keep them overworked and underpaid. On Sunday, the Government of New Brunswick obtained a court order suspending their right to strike for 10 days and undermining these workers’ labour rights.
This International Women’s Day, workers and women are calling on all federal political parties to commit to a plan for affordable, high-quality child care ahead of the federal election.
It has been nearly 50 years since the report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women called for a universal child care program to help achieve economic equality for women. In 2019, women and workers need every party to be a #ChildCareChampion
Tell all party leaders that we need a #ChildCareChampion!
On January 29th, 2019 members of the Greater Moncton Human Rights committee elected their new executive.
From left to right: Anthony Valles (CFIA) Vice President, Shanny Doucet (GSU) Treasurer, Sancia Doret (USJE) secretary, Farid Tourkmani (CEIU) President and Colleen Coffey, PSAC Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President.
Congratulations to all !