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Women

From the time equity issues were first raised in the 1970s, through the CR strike of 1980, to the creation of regional women's committees, women in PSAC have been pushing for equality both within PSAC and in society in general. The PSAC Women's Program organizes conferences at regional and national levels, develops campaigns and initiatives on issues related to women's equality.

Women make up more than half of the PSAC membership. Regional Women’s Committees (RWC) were established in the mid-1980s to further address women’s issues and concerns such as the systemic discrimination and barriers working women face within and outside their workplace. These committees provide important forums to strategize for positive change in women’s lives.

PEI Regional Women's Committee - AGM

September 10, 2014 •

The P.E.I. Regional Women’s Committee held their AGM meeting on September 8th. In attendance were members from CEIU, UTE and UVAE. Jeannie Baldwin, REVP Atlantic, swore in the newly elected committee members.

Chair, Debi Buell, UVAE; Co-Chair, Karolyn Walsh, UVAE; Secretary, Marilyn Gallant, UTE and Treasurer, Beryl MacNeil, UVAE.

Equality Garden Party

September 9, 2014 •

The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women recently sponsored an Equality Garden Party. Host, Hon. Catherine Callbeck honored female leaders in her speech.

Letter to Premier Alward regarding the closure of the Morgentaler Clinic

April 14, 2014 •

Premier David Alward

Office of the Premier

Centennial Building

670 King Street

Fredericton, NB E3B 1G1

 

April 11, 2014

 

Premier Alward,

I’m writing to you on behalf of 6000 PSAC members in New Brunswick. We are deeply concerned with the announced closure of the Morgentaler Clinic to take effect in July. 

We are asking the government of New Brunswick to repeal Regulation 84/20, Schedule 2(a.1) which states that an abortion will only be covered by Medicare if:

Sexual harassment in federal workplaces

March 12, 2014 •

The House of Commons Committee on the Status of Women has been conducting hearings into the sexual harassment of women in the federal public service.

International Women's Day

March 7, 2014 •

Stop the attacks on women’s right to full employment and decent work

International Women’s Day Luncheon

March 7, 2014 •

MEDIA ADVISORY         March 7, 2014

 

International Women’s Day Luncheon

International Women’s Day Conference

March 7, 2014 •

MEDIA ADVISORY         March 7, 2014

 

International Women’s Day Conference

Unions Work for Women

January 23, 2014 •

A great group of Sisters empowering each other at the Unions Work For Women course in St. John's .

Unions Work for Women: A New Course for PSAC Women

September 12, 2013 •

The goal of the course is to build a better union, better work places and a better society by encouraging and supporting active PSAC women in their struggle for fairness, equality and social justice. 

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Contact information

Maritime Women's Director
Rhonda Doyle LeBlanc
leblanr@psac.com
(c) 902.440.4799

Newfoundland Women's Director
Angela Decker
deckera@psac.com
(c) 709.636.8034

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