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.
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.