FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2016
Veterans Affairs Office in Sydney Re-Opens but Service Delivery Issues Remain at a Halt
SYDNEY, NS – On November 10, the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees (UVAE) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will hold a press conference following the opening of the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Sydney, NS.
We will be organizing a webinar on how to use MailChimp. Many locals use MailChimp to distribute information to their members and we received a request to provide additional support on how to use this effective tool. Our Political Communications Officer, Sébastien Bezeau, will be delivering this one-hour training.
Please register here for the English webinar on Tuesdsay, November 29th at 7 PM (Atlantic time), 7:30 PM (Newfoundland and Labrador time).
Sisters and Brothers,
Thank you for the support you have demonstrated to the PSAC members who work at the Pay centres and thank you for having voiced your concerns about Phoenix. You sent letters to your local MPs, commented on social media and participated in various union events. We all know the problem is with the pay system itself and not the workers.
Sister Jeannie Baldwin is on leave until December 2016. During her absence, Sister Colleen Hodder, the Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President for the Atlantic will be the acting REVP. Sister Hodder’s contact information is:
Telephone (office): (902)445-0927
Please join me in welcoming Sister Hodder to her new duties, and wishing Sister Baldwin well during her period of leave.
National President, PSAC
UPDATE: Agenda and Application form are available below.
The Atlantic Region will be hosting a conference for DCLs on November 26 and 27 at the Days Inn & Suites (formerly known as the Holiday Inn) in Moncton, NB.
The PSAC will cover the costs for one (1) delegate per local. Additional participants can attend based on space available, however, costs for additional participants will be the responsibility of the local.
The mandate of the Social Justice Fund (SJF) is to support initiatives in five priority areas:
1-Anti-poverty initatives in Canada;
2-Humanitarian assistance in Canada and around the world;
3-International labour development;
4-Worker-to-Worker exchange; and
In 2016, the SJF supported the following groups/projects in the Atlantic:
PSAC invites young workers from the four Atlantic Provinces to apply to attend a Young Workers Symposium at the Terra Nova Hospitality Home and Cottages in Port Blandford, Newfoundland and Labrador, from 6pm, Friday, November 4 to 1pm, Sunday, November 6, 2016 Port Blandford, Newfoundland and Labrador.
There will be several information meetings for the Union of Taxation Employees in Saint John, Moncton and Bathurst. We will be providing information on the tentative agreement. Bob Campbell, UTE National President or Doug Gaetz, UTE Regional Executive Vice-President will be in attendance. These meetings are open to all employees in the Bargaining Unit. A RATIFICATION VOTE will be conducted.
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