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May 1: Standing Together For Public Services, Standing Together For Fairness

Apr 9, 2014 •

On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”.

It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.

Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 

How the Conservatives expanded the temporary worker pipeline

Mar 28, 2014 •

For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This program was intended to fill very specific jobs on a short term basis—jobs that required workers and skills that did not exist in the country.  But since 2006, the Harper government has made it much easier for employers of all kinds to use migrant workers. It’s like they’ve built a pipeline that can be easily tapped into. 

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mar 21, 2014 •

large_mar-21-web-logo.jpgOn March 21, 1960, 69 black demonstrators were killed and 180 were wounded by armed white South African police in the Sharpeville Township. More than 700 shots were fired at black demonstrators who were peacefully protesting the country’s discriminatory laws.

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and documents - January 2014

Mar 14, 2014 •

Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held January 17,18,19 2014 in Vancouver, and supplemental documents.

CLC Convention 2014 – Selection of PSAC Equity Delegates - Application for consideration

Mar 5, 2014 •

Dear PSAC Equity members:

The CLC Convention is being held from May 5-9, 2014 at the Palais des congrès in Montréal.  As in previous years, the PSAC will be fully funding up to ten delegates to represent PSAC’s five equity groups:  women, Aboriginal peoples, racially visible peoples, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBT communities.  

Minutes: VIHRC meetings

Feb 6, 2014 •

Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).

February is Black History Month

Feb 3, 2014 •

The PSAC recognizes and celebrates the past and present contributions of Black people and people of African descent. We also acknowledge the discrimination, barriers and challenges that remain prevalent in Canada.

Despite centuries of positive contributions to Canada’s history, people of African descent are still absent in our history books and under-represented in our political and economic institutions and in union leadership.

BC Regional Council meeting minutes - September and November 2013

Jan 24, 2014 •

Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held September 20,21,22 2013 in Vancouver, and a conference call held November 7 2013.

Minutes: Okanagan HRC

Dec 16, 2013 •

Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.

Call for Nominations – Delegates to PSAC BC Regional Convention from Equity Seeking Groups and Young Worker Caucus

Dec 3, 2013 •

To:     PSAC members who have self-ID as being in an equity-seeking group, PSAC members thirty years of age and younger.

Per section 9 of the PSAC BC Regional Bylaws, we will be holding an election for delegates to represent equity-seeking groups (Members with a Disability, Aboriginal, Racially Visible, and GLBT) and Young Workers at the upcoming PSAC BC Regional Convention.

Section 9

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and Coordinators reports - September 2013

Nov 25, 2013 •

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

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Upcoming Human Rights Events

Upcoming Okanagan Human Rights Committee Meeting (Vancouver)

April 25, 2014 • Vancouver, Lower Mainland BC

Okanagan Human Rights Committee Meeting

May 15, 2014 • Kelowna, Southern BC

Pride: Fraser Valley

May 24, 2014 • Abbotsford, Fraser Valley

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