The first Canada-wide Peoples’ Social Forum will take place on August 21 – 24, 2014 at the University of Ottawa.The Peoples’ Social Forum will gather thousands of progressive people and organizations to work on creating an alternative model to the Neo-Liberal, austerity agenda, which places people behind corporate profits.The Forum offers a gathering point on a variety of issues: First Nations Treaty Rights, Protecting the Environment, Human Rights, Labour Rights, Food and Water Security, Protecting Public Services, and many others.
People should not live in fear or be tormented for who they love or how they express themselves. Our Union and the entire Labour movement has fought for decades to extend equality protections for our members and every person in society.Pride offers a safe space to express gender and sexual diversity for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans (GLBT) communities. It also acts as a political statement, which allows allies to join their GLBT Brothers and Sisters and take a stand against discrimination and oppression.
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,On Sunday June 8, 2014 PSAC Ontario members re-elected Sharon DeSousa as Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) for Ontario. Sharon was first elected in May of 2011 to represent PSAC 30,000 members in Ontario.As part of the duties as REVP, Sharon sits on the Alliance Executive Committee and the National Board of Directors, which is the governing body of the PSAC, representing over 180,000 members across Canada.As REVP for Ontario, Sharon’s portfolio’s include:
The Veterans Affairs office in Prince George has already been shut down and the Conservative government says that by February 2014, offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon and Kelowna will be closing their doors to veterans too. These offices provide valuable support and services to traditional and younger veterans - including those with serious physical and mental health issues, who depend on for face-to-face frontline help. In Ontario, the veterans in Thunder Bay will now have to
PSAC Ontario Region has completed all 11 of the scheduled Regional Leadership meetings in our province.
These meetings were part of our We are ALL Affected campaign and over 250 Local activists took part.
We are now entering the second phase of our campaign and are asking the leaders who took part in the Regional Leadership meetings to become or identify one or more activists within their Locals who will be trained as “Campaigners” to promote and defend our union rights.
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