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.
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 members, and Young worker activists (30 or younger) to participate in the upcoming Treasury Board units and Parks National Bargaining Conferences
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s Victoria Regional Womens’ Committee have been working on a plan to erect a memorial to the victims of the École Polytechnique Massacre.
The Montreal Massacre, as it is also known, resulted in the deaths of 14 women on Dec. 6,1989. The anniversary of this tragic event is commemorated every year in Canada as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
PSAC members marched alongside other union members with the MultiUnion Pride float in the 2013 Vancouver Pride Parade, then hosted a We Are All Affected booth at the festival at Sunset Beach. Cheers to Luc G, Dave Clark, Paul Jones, and Paul Croes for the photos!
Over the next few months, members and allies of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community will celebrate their identities and the great victories of the last 20 years.
The PSAC is proud of the victories that we have won through collective bargaining, litigation and mobilization for GLBT members. Together, we will overcome the many obstacles that remain to real equality and justice for all.
Ottawa – The Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canada Post have signed a memorandum of agreement that will see long-awaited pay equity cheques begin to be issued in August.
“PSAC started this process in 1983 with a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission and has stuck with it through literally hundreds of days of Tribunal hearings and numerous court battles,” says PSAC national president Robyn Benson. “Now the members are finally going to get what they have deserved for so long.”
Let's make 2013 Victoria Pride Parade the biggest PSAC participation that the island has ever seen!
The Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee would like to invite all Locals and PSAC members on Vancouver Island to march together as a PSAC convoy in the upcoming Victoria Pride Parade July 7, 2013. In the past years, we have marched behind multi-union convoys but we would like to encourage more PSAC locals and committees to come out, show support and march together.
Union of Solicitor General Employees Local 20011 (RCMP) was one of the first Locals in BC to take our We Are All Affected campaigner training. The Local Executive members then decided to host a table at the new E Division Headquarters building in Surrey during National Public Services week. The Local's display and information on our PSAC member-to-member campaign appears to have been more popular than the employer's offering!