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Nova Scotia

February 18, 2015 - 11:24pm •
A version of the Fighting for our Lives: Bill C-4 and Health & Safety course is now available online until May 4, 2015.  Please see the attached memo regarding course details. Members can access the course via the following link:  http://psacunion.ca/online-learning  
February 2, 2015 - 10:31am •
“We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education." United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
January 28, 2015 - 8:49am •
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.” 
January 20, 2015 - 10:15am •
New Brunswick Fredericton: Members of STUSAU 60701 held a strike alert information picket during the morning.
December 22, 2014 - 4:15pm •
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. 
December 19, 2014 - 12:42pm •
New BrunswickBathurst: 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-
December 15, 2014 - 3:55pm •
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.
December 12, 2014 - 10:55am •
GSU local 80052 signing the pledge to fight for sick leave at the local's Annual General Meeting in Halifax recently.
December 11, 2014 - 3:29pm •
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.
December 9, 2014 - 8:55am •
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.

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Nova Scotia Contact

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
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(cell) 902-483-4898

Janice Grant
Regional Representative
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Debbie McLaughlin
Regional Representative
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Mark Rogers
Regional Representative
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Nancy MacLean
Representative/Health & Safety
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Dave Shaw
Organizer — Atlantic
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Doug Hill
Grievance & Adjudication Officer
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Larry Gagnon
Negotiator — Atlantic
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Lesley Thompson
Atlantic Regional Education Officer
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Susan Payne
Administrative Assistant
paynes@psac-afpc.com

Rowena Baker
Administrative Services
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Jacqueline Robichaud
Administrative Services
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Upcoming Nova Scotia Events

International Women's Day March 5, 2015 • Dartmouth
Grievance Handling (Sydney) March 21, 2015 • Sydney
Team Local Officers Training March 28, 2015 • Halifax
Duty to Accommodate April 11, 2015 • Halifax