December 9, 2016 - 9:32am •
As we look back upon the past year, I would like to acknowledge all PSAC members who have defended the values and principles of PSAC; bargained on behalf of our membership and therefore shaped our Union. It is in this spirit that I say thank you for your continued support and dedication to our amazing Union, Sisters and Brothers. Best wishes to you, your local and your families during the holiday season and New Year.
Acting Regional Executive Vice-President, Atlantic
December 8, 2016 - 1:59pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased that Canada will honour a leading civil rights activist by featuring Viola Desmond on the new $10 bill. CBC described Desmond’s legacy this way:
In 1946, nine years before Rosa Parks historic bus ride in the U.S., Viola Desmond sat in a section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre that was reserved for white people, rather than the designated area for black people upstairs. A police officer arrested her and she spent the night in jail charged with not paying a tax of three cents for a downstairs ticket.
December 7, 2016 - 7:46am •
On November 26-27, 18 PSAC members took part in the Directly Chartered Locals (DCLs) conference that was held in Moncton, NB. The focus of the conference was to provide training on how to write and adopt resolutions at Conventions.
Colleen Hodder, A/Regional Executive Vice-President of PSAC-Atlantic felt the enthusiasm in the room: “It was exciting to see the members write resolutions and debate them passionately. We gave them all the tools necessary to play an active role at our upcoming Regional Convention and I’m sure they will come prepared.”
November 30, 2016 - 8:27am •
Did you miss the webinar? No problem, you can view the recorded video here.
November 29, 2016 - 10:29am •
Members of the Labrador Regional Women’s Committee serving a hot meal at the Labrador Friendship Centre. The PSAC Social Justice Fund made a contribution of $2,500 earlier this year to support this important program.
November 29, 2016 - 8:20am •
Sisters and Brothers,
The Liberal government recently introduced Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985. This bill will allow for the creation of target benefit pension plans and is an attack on retirement security. The Conservatives threatened this type of legislation, but now the Liberal government is actually pursuing it.
November 28, 2016 - 11:11am •
PSAC-Atlantic 7th Triennial Convention Documents.
November 28, 2016 - 10:37am •
Sister Jeannie Baldwin is on leave until February 17, 2017. 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
National President, PSAC
November 24, 2016 - 4:24pm •
The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to invite both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members from the four Atlantic Provinces to apply for a five-day in-residence course called Unionism on Turtle Island.
The purpose of the training is to build meaningful, long-term relationships with Aboriginal peoples inside and outside of our workplaces, with the aim of both supporting the decolonization of Aboriginal peoples and increasing Aboriginal peoples’ representation at work and in the union.
November 22, 2016 - 12:25pm •
Our workshop included the following sessions:
1 - Poverty and Homelessness - Wanda Loder – Salvation Army Family Resource Centre
2 - Interactive presentation that focuses on empathy and understanding for women in Abusive Relationships (REV) - Lori Oram - Executive Director Road to End Violence
3 - Self Defence demonstration, exercise tips - Jade Josiah & Spencer Price - Phillips School of Tae Twon Do
4 - Presentation on “The benefits of Yoga/Meditation and Relaxation”. Tara Roseann Mouland – Just Breath Studio