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PSAC to take CBSA before Labour Board and Human Rights Commission over Arming Communications

April 17, 2014 • New Brunswick, Updates, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

Union also filing suit in Federal Court over right to strike.

Over the last several weeks CBSA has been attempting to undermine the legal rights of CIU/PSAC members in the FB bargaining unit.

Closed Veterans Affairs offices tiny part of budget (Chronicle Herald)

April 15, 2014 • Public services, Updates, Nova Scotia

Eight regional offices that were closed by Veterans Affairs cost just one-seventh of one per cent of the department’s budget.  

The combined operating budget for the eight offices across the country was $5.3 million in 2012-13, according to information tabled in the House of Commons.  

The department spent $3.5billion in that fiscal year. On top of that, $173 million of funds authorized by Parliament went unspent.

Community gathering to honor missing and murdered aboriginal women

April 14, 2014 • Aboriginal issues, Updates, Nova Scotia

Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre

with support from

the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

are hosting a community gathering to honor 


At present, there are 824 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada.  To some, this number does not appear to be many,


Harper government has little concern for veterans

April 14, 2014 • New Brunswick, Public services, Updates

Harper government has little concern for veterans 

Passing of Brother Noel Raymond Knockwood

April 14, 2014 • Aboriginal issues, Updates, Nova Scotia

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our very good friend and ally, Noel Raymond Knockwood. Brother Knockwood participated at various PSAC events as a Mi’kmaw elder. Our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and community.

Letter to Premier Alward regarding the closure of the Morgentaler Clinic

April 14, 2014 • Letters, New Brunswick, Regional Executive Vice President, Women

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:

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