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Op-Ed: Veterans deserve respect – and in-person services

January 28, 2015 •

Veterans deserve respect – and in-person services

 

By Carl Gannon

 

Vince Rigby is frustrated. The former peacekeeper and Cape Breton resident recently told the Cape Breton Post, "I haven't got a counsellor any more so I have no idea what treatments are out there available to me.”

 

Day of Action: January 19, 2015

January 20, 2015 •
New Brunswick
 
Fredericton: Members of STUSAU 60701 held a strike alert information picket during the morning.

PSAC 2015 Education Program Nova Scotia

December 22, 2014 •

The 2015 PSAC Education Program (please note that the education schedule has been modified)  for the Nova Scotia  region is posted. Attached is the schedule for more information of the courses that are being offered for the period of January to June, 2015. 

Day of Action: December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 •

New Brunswick

Bathurst: Members of CEIU 60254, CEIU 60269 and UTE 60006 held a demo for 19 minutes during their lunch break with the president of the New Brunswick Federation of Labour.

Prince Edward Island

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February holiday in Nova Scotia: information for PSAC members in the federal public sector

December 15, 2014 •

We have had many inquiries from PSAC members about Viola Desmond Day in Nova Scotia, which is coming up on February 16th, 2015.

The third Monday in February is now a provincial holiday in Nova Scotia, similar to Family day in British-Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Prince Edward Islanders also have a provincial holiday in February called Islander Day – Manitobans, likewise, have Louis Riel Day.

GSU Local 80052 Annual General Meeting

December 12, 2014 •

GSU local 80052 signing the pledge to fight for sick leave at the local's Annual General Meeting in Halifax recently.

Pension plan update

December 11, 2014 •

The Conservative government is planning to introduce legislation that would allow for the conversion of defined benefit plans to target benefit plans. The legislation would affect federally regulated pensions for workers and retirees at Crown Corporations like Canada Post and Nav Canada, as well as airport authorities, among others. 

The change from defined benefit to target benefit would mean that employees would not know with any certainty what their pension benefits would be in retirement.  Current retirees could see their promised benefits reduced.

PSAC Members Participate in StressFULL Compensation Symposium

December 9, 2014 • A symposium to explore the concept of stress as a compensable condition within the Worker's Compensation system was held on November 8 in Halifax.

Human Rights Day

December 8, 2014 •

On December 10th we reflect on human rights in Canada and around the world.  The day commemorates the UN’s 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Save Canada Post

December 3, 2014 •

During the Regional Council meeting that was held Nov. 22-23, Council members and guests took a picture in support of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ efforts to Save Canada Post.  From December 2 to the 24th, we will be sharing a picture every day on social media (Facebook and Twitter) to demonstrate our support.

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Halifax Regional Office
8:30am - 4:30pm
Park West Centre
287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 301
Halifax, NS B3M 3Y7
Telephone: (902) 443-3541
Toll Free: 1 800 839-6661
Fax: (902) 443-8291

Gaby Levesque
Regional Coordinator
levesqg [at] psac-afpc [dot] com
(cell) 902-483-4898

Janice Grant
Regional Representative
grantj [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Debbie McLaughlin
Regional Representative
mclaugd [at] psac-afpc [dot] com 

Mark Rogers
Regional Representative
rogersm [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Nancy MacLean
Representative/Health & Safety
maclean [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Dave Shaw
Organizer — Atlantic
shawd [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Doug Hill
Grievance & Adjudication Officer
hilldoug [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Larry Gagnon
Negotiator — Atlantic
gagnonl [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Lesley Thompson
Atlantic Regional Education Officer
thompsonl [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Susan Payne
Administrative Assistant
paynes [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

Rowena Baker
Administrative Services
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Jacqueline Robichaud
Administrative Services
robichj [at] psac-afpc [dot] com

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