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Nova Scotia

May 4, 2018 - 2:37pm •
On behalf of the Atlantic Regional Council and the Council’s Education Committee, I’m thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for the much anticipated 2018 PSAC Atlantic School! The Atlantic School brings together union activists from the four Atlantic Provinces with a foundation in union education to advance their skills in the company of the region’s most activated members.  The school’s in-residence program is tailored to deliver advanced courses in both official languages, while immersing participants in union culture.   
April 27, 2018 - 1:08pm •
PSAC’s Atlantic Region is in the process of developing a plan that will shape our Education Program for the next three years, and we would love your help.  We are conducting a short online survey open to all PSAC members, whether or not you have taken a PSAC training course.  The survey takes only 10 minutes and will help ensure that our members receive the courses you require in the format that best fits your needs.  Anyone who takes the survey will be entered into a draw to win a Union Gift Pack full of locally made goods and essentials for being a union activist.
April 24, 2018 - 12:15pm •
Sisters and Brothers,   On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, we remember all those who have been killed or injured on the job.  In addition, this year we are focusing on harassment and violence in the workplace. Many area councils have already made arrangements to lay a wreath at their community event on behalf of our union. I encourage you all to attend an event near you.  There are various events organized in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. (See event listing below.)
April 24, 2018 - 8:50am •
Sisters and Brothers, This year, we encourage our members to participate in the events being organized around NPSW. We want our members to be recognized for the important work that they do for Canadians. Activities during National Public Service week are one small form of recognition. Of course, we also want our members' work recognized with correct and on time pay; better benefits and safe and decent working conditions.
April 20, 2018 - 12:33pm •
SSO group in Halifax (UNE Local 80178) demonstrating support for their bargaining team.
April 20, 2018 - 10:16am •
The Liberal Party of Canada held its national convention in Halifax April 19 – 21. On April 20th, PSAC members delivered two flyers to the delegates. The first flyer was on the Phoenix Pay System which called on the Liberal Party to stop forcing workers who have mistakenly received overpayments, to pay back the gross amount. It also reminded the governing party of the basic principle that every worker should be getting paid correctly and on time, every time. The second flyer was on the need for a universal, high quality child care system in Canada.
April 19, 2018 - 5:03pm •
The PSAC education team is preparing to revise the Talking Union Basics (TUB) course.  This course is often the first point of entry into PSAC union education.  If you are a graduate of this course, we would ask that you complete the following survey, which should take about 15 minutes. The information gathered will provide guidance for the revision of TUB.  Here is the survey.
April 18, 2018 - 10:40am •
April 29 Prior to the Convention officially opening, the regions held their regional caucuses.  Colleen Coffey, Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) for the Atlantic Region chaired the Caucus and introduced members of the Atlantic Regional Council in attendance.
April 17, 2018 - 7:24am •
Sisters and Brothers, This week is National Volunteer Week and I wanted to take a brief moment to recognize and thank all of you who dedicate your time for our union.  Our members give so much without expecting anything in return.  We work together to improve working conditions for all workers in society and we take on causes that our near and dear to our hearts.  We obtain many victories and accomplishments because of the work we do together. Thank you for dedicating so much of your time and efforts to our union. In solidarity,
April 10, 2018 - 7:42am •
Membership of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU) Local 80002 is comprised of approximately 250 members across the province of Nova Scotia, more specifically: Purdy’s Warf, Founders Square, Oxford Street, Burnside, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Sydney government building and the Yarmouth ferry terminal. Custom Officers control the movement of goods and people in and out of Canada through marine mode, air mode, terminal (highway), inland enforcement team, investigation section, program officers, administration staff and analytical work.

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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

Erin Sirett
Regional Coordinator
sirette@psac-afpc.com 
902.499.0484

Mary MacNeil
Regional Representative
macneim@psac-afpc.com

Janice Grant
Regional Representative
grantj@psac-afpc.com

Mark Rogers
Regional Representative
rogersm@psac-afpc.com

Nancy MacLean
Representative/Health & Safety
maclean@psac-afpc.com

Dave Shaw
Organizer — Atlantic
shawd@psac-afpc.com

Doug Hill
Grievance & Adjudication Officer
hilldoug@psac-afpc.com

Larry Gagnon
Negotiator — Atlantic
gagnonl@psac-afpc.com

Lesley Thompson
Atlantic Regional Education Officer
thompsl@psac-afpc.com

Susan Payne
Administrative Assistant
paynes@psac-afpc.com

Rowena Baker
Secretary
bakerr@psac-afpc.com

Luc Richard
Secretary
richarl@psac-afpc.com

Upcoming Events

NS - Talking Union Basics September 8, 2018 • Halifax
NS - Talking Union Basics September 15, 2018 • Sydney
NS - Introduction to Duty to Accommodate September 29, 2018 • Halifax
2018 PSAC Atlantic School October 17, 2018 • Dartmouth
NS - Grievance Handling November 3, 2018 • Halifax