The Charlottetown Regional office of the Public Service Alliance of Canada held a pension information session on February 23rd, at the Charlottetown Hotel. Mark Brunell, National President of the Government Services Union, presented the real facts about our public service pension to an audience of 100+ and answered the questions and concerns of the members.There was a strong message to keep getting signatures on the petitions, call and write your MP's and talk about this issue until Ottawa gets the message to "keep their hands off our pensions".
The Atlantic Region is mobilizing around retirement security. We are organizing town hall meetings and plant gates, and taking advantage of every opportunity to collect signatures for our petition to Prime Minister Harper. Contact your regional office to arrange for a workplace information session. And visit http://www.psac.com/petition-pension/ to sign our on-line petition and get campaign information.
Congratulations to the 18 members of UCTE Local 60925, Charlottetown Airport.UCTE local 60925 voted to donate $250.00 to Haiti which the employer, “airport authority” matched bringing the total donation to $500.00. This money was given to the Canadian Red Cross which was doubled again by the Government.
Over fifty members from the Atlantic Region attended the National Health, Safety & Environment Conference in Montreal on November 20 – 22, 2009. The conference theme was “Regulate – Agitate – Enforce.” Delegates participated in workshops on enforcement of legislation, effectiveness of joint committees, and the union’s role in dealing with the environment. In addition, 18 resolutions were debated.