Over the last few weeks, several locals asked us about the PSAC’s position concerning the sale of NB Power. PSAC Atlantic Region officially supports the campaign against the sale of NB Power, as it is perfectly in line with our Think Public campaign. The New Brunswick Federation of Labour has adopted the same position.
A crowd of approximately 50 people gathered in front of the local conservative Miramichi MP, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon on Sunday evening, December 6, to commemorate the national day of remembrance and action on violence against women and to oppose Bill C-391 which calls for the dismantling of gun registration in Canada.
Over fifty members from the Atlantic Region attended the National Health, Safety & Environment Conference in Montreal on November 20 – 22, 2009. The conference theme was “Regulate – Agitate – Enforce.” Delegates participated in workshops on enforcement of legislation, effectiveness of joint committees, and the union’s role in dealing with the environment. In addition, 18 resolutions were debated.
The newly formed PSAC local 60550 local executive took advantage of the Graduate Student Association's orientation week to meet their new members and have them sign their PSAC application cards.This local is the latest addition to the PSAC in New Brunswick and represents Teaching Assistants (TA's) and Research Assistants (RA's) working on the UNB campuses in Fredericton and Saint John. They are currently in bargaining for their first collective agreement.The activity was a success. In only a few days they managed to get more than 140 cards signed.
The PSAC had a kiosk at the Marsh Festival in Sackville, NB on July 10th. Approximately 200 community members signed our petition and postcards to MP Dominic LeBlanc in support of keeping the Westmorland Institution Farm open. The PSAC was promoting locally grown plants, vegetables and meat from the Institution. Also in attendance was the Mayor of Dorchester and the media.