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.
The Greater Moncton Area Council was officially launched on June 9, 2010. Twelve members from various PSAC locals in the Greater Moncton area were in attendance. Jeannie Baldwin, REVP, was present and took the opportunity to talk to members on the different issues currently being worked on by PSAC.
The Greater Moncton Human Rights committee was presented with a plaque from the Common Front for Social Justice in recognition for it's contribution towards the "Stand Up Against Poverty Challenge" for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty held on October 17th.
PSAC members across N.B. have remembered workers who have been killed or injured on the job on April 28th. Ceremonies marking the National Day of Mourning for 2010 were held in various locations throughout N.B.