The 50th NBFL convention was held in Moncton from May 29th to June 1st. Delegates worked hard during this convention to adopt many resolutions.The two PSAC representatives on the NBFL executive are Philip Lillies (NAT) and Marie-Ange Losier (CEIU). Michel Boudreau was re-elected president of the NBFL.The NBFL now has over 47,000 affiliated members.Congratulations to all!
The province of New-Brunswick and the Public Service Alliance of Canada were alive with color this past month as the cities of Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton celebrated their respective Pride weeks, all with the participation of the PSAC.After walking in both the Fredericton and Saint John pride parades, Sandy Harquail, LGBT Director for PSAC Atlantic, was the moderator for Moncton River of Pride’s community forum, which focused on the celebration of Trans people and was also attended by other members and employees of the PSAC.
Workers at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School in the Listuguj First Nation did not go on strike August 26 as anticipated.An August 26 letter from the lawyer for the Listuguj First Nation Government clarified the Chief and Council’s bargaining position on wages for school staff. Based on this communication, an agreement seemed closer than expected. The Union contacted the Employer’s lawyer immediately and asked to return to the bargaining table.
This year events for Pride Week in Moncton were organized around the international theme of One heart, one world, one pride.The week was a great success; everything from the flag raising, to the first pride luncheon, community forum on celebrating trans people, family activities, film, parade, etc.
The unionized staff at Alaqsite’w Gitpu School in the Mi’gmaq First Nation of Listuguj voted strongly in support of a strike at a meeting this month. Workers will be in a legal strike position on August 26.
USGE/PSAC members were up early this morning trying to prevent Correctional Services Canada (CSC) from removing the cattle from the farm at Westmorland Institution. It was this morning that CSC were to remove the cows from the prison farm to taken them to an auction sale in Truro, Nova Scotia.