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Young Workers Caucus

Young workers, like all workers, want to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect!

In 2002 the PSAC BC Regional Council embarked on a journey to look at the needs of young workers in the region through the Solidarity Campaign for Young Workers. This involved contacting, educating and organizing young workers under thirty, regardless of their employment status. This goals of this campaign, which led to the creation of the Young Workers Caucus were to:

  • identify young workers' issues and rights in the workplace
  • build and strengthen the relationship and involvement of young workers with the PSAC
  • build understanding of our common issues as workers, regardless of age or employment status.

Get involved today! Contact the PSAC BC Regional Council Young Workers Coordinator MillerV [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (subject: Young%20Workers%20Caucus) (Vanessa Miller) or PSAC Regional Rep UrrutiM [at] psac [dot] com (Monica Urrutia).

Online Learning for Young Workers: Taking Charge of Change

Jan 14, 2015 •

Taking Charge of Change (TCC) is an intensive eight-week activist training program for young workers and youth activists (age 30 and under) who want to lead, build and organize for change. This program takes place in a participatory online learning environment.

This program will help you:

Jessica Kerek - Report from the BC Federation of Labour Convention

Jan 12, 2015 •

I attended the BC Federation of Labour Convention for the first time in 2014 as a young worker and the only delegate from my component.  I found it to be a very different experience given that it was primarily focussed on private sector unions and I work in a public sector union.

Liz Oliphant - Report from the BC Federation of Labour Convention

Dec 24, 2014 •

Thanks to Liz Oliphant (on the left in the photo), BC Regional Council South Island Coordinator & young worker for this report from the BC Fed Convention ...

I had the opportunity to attend this year’s BC Federation of Labour Convention in Vancouver from November 24-28th.    This was my first BCFed convention and it was exciting to attend as a young worker delegate.  I also had the chance to participate in the Young Worker Mock Convention that was hosted the Sunday before convention.

Vanessa Miller - Young Worker's Regional Council Coordinator Report from the BC Federation of Labour Convention

Dec 15, 2014 •

I attended the BC Fed Convention from November 24 – 28 2014. This was a very interesting convention in many ways. From a young worker perspective it was interesting to participate in the mock convention prior to the start of the convention. This provided an understanding of the convention procedures, especially relating to the resolutions as we were not to be voting on the recommendation of the committee as we do within the PSAC but on the resolution itself.

As a part of the Young Worker Committee, I was able to participate in our caucus meeting on November 26 in the morning. We discussed our resolutions that would be coming forward that day and there was debate amongst the group as to the resolution moving forward on the age definition of the young workers. When we sat as a committee to present our report, it was clear that the floor appeared divided on the issue with key unions supporting either side.

PSAC equity activists, women and young workers: participate in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Bargaining Conference

Dec 10, 2014 •

This is a call out to PSAC equity activists (Aboriginal Peoples, Racialized Workers, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trans Members, and Members with Disabilities), Regional Women's Committee (RWC) members, and Young worker activists (30 or younger) to participate in the upcoming Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) National Bargaining Conference.

The CFIA National Bargaining Conference will take place January 26-28, 2015 at the Marriott Residence Inn, Ottawa.

Activist challenge! Young Workers Social Media Action - DECEMBER 9th 2014

Dec 9, 2014 •

** via the CLC Young Worker's Committee **

The CLC young workers committee have decided to take action to increase young people's engagement during the next federal elections. The first step is a social media action on the 9th of December 2014. Here's what to do ...

PSAC BC Young Worker Activists Gather in Vancouver

Dec 8, 2014 •
Representatives from PSAC BC's two Young Worker Committees gathered in Vancouver on the last weekend of November to network, get some training on mobilization and recruitment, and to create a strategic plan for young workers in the Region.
The group also heard from A/REVP Jamey Mills, who got his start as a union activist as the Young Worker's Coordinator on the BC Regional Council, and from George Christou, the co-chair of the Vancouver & District Labour Council's Young Worker Committee, and participated in the BC Federation of Labour's 2014 Young Workers M

Power of Youth Leadership Awards: Call for nominations

Nov 21, 2014 •

About the awards

The Power of Youth Leadership Awards recognize and celebrate young progressive leaders in BC who are driving change towards a more socially, economically and environmentally just society. The awards are open to progressive young leaders who are active in BC and are 32 and under as of December 31, 2013.

Young Workers Committees

Oct 28, 2014 •

We currently have two Young Workers Committees in BC - one on Vancouver Island and one on the mainland. Download the minutes of their meetings below.

Young Workers to BC Federation of Labour Convention

Oct 7, 2014 •

To: PSAC Young Workers in BC
Are you considering attending the BC Federation of Labour Convention this November and are trying to put together the money to do so? Well I definitely want to encourage you to come if you can, and our Young Worker Caucus wants to help support your attendance!
We have some limited funds available to provide as a subsidy towards your costs to attending this Convention.
How to apply? Do steps 1 to 4 by October 17.
1. UrrutiM [at] psac [dot] com (Send us) your name and full contact info

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and Coordinators reports - September 2014

Sep 24, 2014 •

Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.

BC Mainland Young Workers Committee meeting & film night

Sep 23, 2014 •

To: PSAC Young Worker's Caucus

The next meeting of the PSAC BC Mainland Young Worker Committee is happening on October 21 at 6 pm but we promise it will be short. We can promise this because at 6:30 pm we'll be viewing the film "Miss Representation".

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Upcoming Young Workers Caucus Events

B.C. Mainland Young Worker Committee Annual General Meeting

January 28, 2015 • Vancouver, Metro

Vancouver Island Young Workers’ Committee AGM

February 25, 2015 • Victoria, Vancouver Island

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