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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.

December 4, 2010 - 12:13am •
Forty PSAC Atlantic women gathered in Halifax this weekend extended their solidarity to the 420 striking museum workers in Ottawa. This photo sends their message and a $400 collection has been sent their way. 
September 14, 2010 - 4:00am •
65 delegates and guests gathered this past weekend in Gander for the 9th NL Triennial Regional Women’s Conference. The event brought together women activists from all overNewfoundland and Labrador and provided an opportunity to interact, discuss and take action on issues of importance.
August 30, 2010 - 4:00am •
Summer months didn't stop the USGE/PSAC members in Miramichi from working hard to save their jobs and the long gun registry.
March 18, 2010 - 4:00am •
A Talking Union Basics (TUB) course was held March 6-7 at the PSAC Regional Office.Members took time out to celebrate International Women's Day by viewing a segment on Women's History followed by a short quiz.  All were winners and enjoyed sharing the prize which was an IWD Cake.Mary Doucette, UTE Local 90006 made an IWD display for the Summerside Tax Centre.
March 1, 2010 - 4:00am •
Minister of State for the Status of Women Helena Guergis has made several announcements over the last ten days with respect to small funding grants to various groups across Canada, particularly those encouraging and coordinating educational projects for women entrepreneurs fitting with SWC's theme Strong Women, Strong Canada. There has been no announcement about funding for the Sisters in Spirit initiative of the Native Women's Association of Canada.
February 1, 2010 - 4:00am •
Different vigils were held in New Brunswick to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Montreal massacre of 14 young women at the École Polytechnique. New Brunswick MPs are asked to oppose Bill C-391 as statistics show that long-gun homicides in Canada have declined by 50% since the registry was instituted.
December 30, 2009 - 2:42pm •
A crowd of approximately 50 people gathered in front of the local conservative Miramichi MP, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon on Sunday evening, December 6, to commemorate the national day of remembrance and action on violence against women and to oppose Bill C-391 which calls for the dismantling of gun registration in Canada.

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