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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.

April 15, 2019 - 2:27pm •
The Rocky Harbour RWC hosted a wonderful lunch to celebrate International Women's Day. Their guest speaker was Starlynn Osmond,  Victim Services Coordinator in Grand Falls-Windsor.
April 15, 2019 - 2:24pm •
April 10, 2019 - 2:13pm •
March 8, 2019 – The Greater Moncton Regional Women’s Committee organized a social event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of International Women’s Day celebrations in Moncton, NB.  The proceeds of this event were donated to the YWCA’s women’s programs for a total of $6000.  
March 11, 2019 - 10:39am •
The St. John’s Regional Women’s Committee hosted another successful IWD luncheon with 221 attendees.
March 7, 2019 - 7:45pm •
This International Women’s Day, workers and women are calling on all federal political parties to commit to a plan for affordable, high-quality child care ahead of the federal election. It has been nearly 50 years since the report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women called for a universal child care program to help achieve economic equality for women. In 2019, women and workers need every party to be a #ChildCareChampion Tell all party leaders that we need a #ChildCareChampion! 
January 30, 2019 - 3:35pm •
The Atlantic Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to offer Unions Work for Women: A PSAC course for active women members. This advanced course is intended for a diverse group of women participants – women from all equity seeking groups, from different geographic or rural/urban areas, from different employer groups and PSAC structures, who are active in their union, or in their community, or on specific issues that matter to them, who are young workers and who are not.
January 17, 2019 - 10:09am •
The newly elected executive of the St. John's Regional Womens Committee
December 7, 2018 - 8:24am •
The Greater Moncton Regional Women’s Committee and PSAC donated $1000 to the NB Coalition for Pay Equity at their Annual General Meeting which took place on November 28th.   The Greater Moncton RWC also elected its new executive, which are: President:  Heather Fraser Treasurer:  Jennifer Kelly Secretary:  Isabelle Mazerolle
December 4, 2018 - 8:19am •
NOVA SCOTIA Halifax event on December 6 begins at 5:15 pm at the Halifax Public Library on Spring Garden for the outside vigil - Join us at this gender inclusive and alcohol free event that will begin outside the front entrance of the Halifax Central Library, for the candlelight vigil. Following, we will go inside of the Halifax Central Library’s Paul O’Regan Hall for refreshments, music, action, and a screening of the film, Polytechnique.
November 15, 2018 - 7:39am •
Colleen Spurvey, chair of the St. John’s Regional Women’s Committee (RWC) presenting a cheque of $485 to Planned Parenthood. These funds were raised at the International Women’s Day Luncheon organized by the RWC.

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