Special thanks to various PSAC committees and our PSAC-Atlantic Director for GLBT members, Wayne Kelley, for having ensured a strong PSAC presence at various pride parades in the Atlantic Region. This year, we participated in the following pride parades:
Halifax, Yarmouth and Amherst, Pictou County and Sydney, NS
SJF Sponsorship program: For Young Workers (18 – 35 years).
In addition to the subsidies provided to four young workers, the project is open to all PSAC members, who are able to cover their own expenses (see application for details).
PSAC Social Justice Fund invites your members to participate in the next “Education In Action” project in Guatemala for 2 weeks in spring 2018.
On December 17 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that August 12 be declared International Youth Day.
International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.
Sisters and Brothers,
First and foremost, let me express my deepest gratitude to the delegates who elected me as Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) for PSAC’s Atlantic Region. I’m deeply honored and I commit to give my 100% on a daily basis. I will do my best to represent you and fight on your behalf.
This award is presented to members who have provided exemplary service or have been role models and mentors for our members. The recipients were presented with their award at our Regional Convention. Congratulations to the recipients:
Jill Power, UCTE Local 90940
She’s been working for the federal government for 10 years and have been a proud PSAC activist for 9 of those years and she’s been a mentor to the members of her local and region.
Keith Parsons, UCTE Local 90915
With over 270 delegates, 6 guests and 25 observers, the PSAC-Atlantic Triennial Regional Convention was poised to be a successful event. Delegates elected members to the Regional Council, the governing body between conventions, and Sister Colleen Hodder was elected as Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP).
The participants raised over $25,000 for members of the Halifax Typographical Union who are on strike because their employer, the Halifax based Chronicle Herald, is trying to bust the union.