The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), is one of Canada’s largest unions. The PSAC is truly a national union with members from coast to coast to coast, in every province and territory. We even have an international face with members working abroad in embassies and consulates.
The Atlantic Region represents almost 20,000 members organized in 166 locals.
PSAC members in the Atlantic are employed in large and small communities throughout the region. Most of us work for the federal government, agencies, and crown corporations and an increasing number work in the private, academic and community services sectors. We preserve Canada’s natural and historic heritage, we collect statistics for the business community, we maintain airport runways and navigation systems, we monitor fish stocks, we provide support to the military and RCMP, we administer pensions and employment insurance, we respond to emergencies at airports and at sea, we predict the weather, we do agricultural research, we help new Canadians get settled, we stop guns and drugs at the border, we make sure your food is safe to eat, we work with inmates and parolees, we support veterans and their families, we send you your tax refund and we provide a safe refuge for abused women and their children. We do all this, and more.
The Atlantic Region is serviced by five Regional Offices located in Gander, St. John’s, Charlottetown, Moncton and Halifax. The staff are responsible for negotiating collective agreements, organizing new members, representing members at hearings, organizing strikes, facilitating union education and offering on-going advice and assistance to locals and regional bodies.