Greetings Sisters and Brothers, We are convening a province-wide telephone town-hall to discuss collective bargaining for our Treasury Board members: When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. You'll be able to ask questions live over the phone with Robyn Benson, PSAC National President, Seth Sazant, Negotiator, and Sharon DeSousa, REVP for Ontario. All you have to do is answer the phone when we call on the date.
Each year International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th. This year’s theme is “SISTERS Sharing Hope Vision Solidarity”, which celebrates Sisters in our movement; highlighting the solidarity we share moving forward to an equal and just society.And it is this solidarity that will bring about change in the 2015 federal election. The Conservative government’s policies and slashing of programs has negatively affected women’s equality in a number of ways, including:
In preparation for the upcoming 2015 federal election, our Region will be undertaking a new Local Health Check Survey to get Locals ready to take action. This survey should be completed by all Local Executive members in each Local across our Region to assess: - Your Local Development needs such as education - Engagement with PSAC's We Are All Affected Campaign - The impact of cuts on our members and the work that they do
The Canadian Labour Congress is holding election preparation conferences across Ontario to prepare union members for the 2015 federal election. Members can make a difference in this election by talking to colleagues, neighbours and family members about election issues.The CLC Election Preparation Conference will:
The next federal election will be held on October 19, 2015.On the 19th of every month, we are asking our members to be creative in highlighting the number 19 such as: standing outside your workplace for 19 minutes, wearing a piece of clothing with the number 19 or coming up with the 19 best ways of getting rid of the Harper Conservative government.Although the date of the election may change, it has become symbolic for all of our federal public sector bargaining units, who are currently engaged in negotiations.
Fighting For Our Lives: Bill C-4 and Health & Safety
Fighting For Our Lives: To raise membership awareness on recent Health & Safety legislative changes under Bill C-4, PSAC is offering across the region: 1. three hour Health & Safety Information Town Hall Sessions 2. one day health & safety courses and 3. one day Health & Safety Activism courses.
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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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