The course explains what strikes are and provides basic information about the roles and responsibilities of union members during work stoppages. This includes strike preparedness and what happens when members vote to strike.
Members of PSAC Local 20150 of the Union of National Employees are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Namwayut (Room 818) from noon to 1 pm. Only members in good standing may attend.
Lunch will be served. You will receive an Outlook invitation, please accept or decline so we can anticipate numbers and order enough food.
· Call to Order by the President, Theresa Marion · Roll Call of Officers · Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting (copies will be available here) · Report of the President, Theresa Marion · Report of the Treasurer, Chelsea Cameron · Amendments to By-laws (minor amendments suggested by UNE) · Presentation and Approval of New Year Budget · Nomination and Election of Officers (see below) · Update from new PSAC Regional Rep, Varinder Johal · Adjournment
Positions up for election:
o President (nominated and elected in even years) o Secretary (nominated and elected in even years) o Health and Safety Representative (nominated and elected in even years) o Youth Coordinator (nominated and elected in even years)
Sisters in Spirit Vigils celebrate, honour and support Indigenous women, girls and their families. Attend a vigil in your community.
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has concluded. Indigenous women and girls suffer higher rates of violence and homicide than non-Indigenous women and girls. The Final Report is available online at: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/final-report/ There are many personal and systemic changes we need to make in this country. We recognize and thank the Native Women’s Association of Canada (nwac.ca) for their dedication to enhance, promote and foster the well-being of Indigenous women.
As an Indigenous woman representative in my worker union, I am learning about the challenges and solutions available. I am grateful for the recent learnings I have received from Colleen Hele-Cardinal, in Algonquin territory, and Hummingbirds Rising Consulting, in Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil waututh territory. I am encouraged by my worker union’s initiation of a Reconciliation policy paper. There is much to learn.
All my relations,
Ruby Langan, Anishnaabe
UNE National Equity Representative for Aboriginal Peoples
Members of PSAC Local 20150 of the Union of National Employees are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in Namwayut (Room 818) from noon to 1 pm. Only members in good standing may attend.
Lunch will be served; please contact Theresa Marion or Rodney Hynes by Monday March 18 if you have special dietary requirements.
Call to Order by the Chairperson, Theresa Marion
Roll Call of Officers
Approval of minutes of the March 13, 2018 AGM (copies will be available at the meeting or here)
Report of the President, Theresa Marion
Report of the Treasurer, Richard Barry
Presentation and Approval of 2019 Budget
Nomination and Election of Officers (see below)
Executive positions to be elected are
Vice-President (odd years)
Treasurer (odd years)
Health & Safety Representative (vacant)
Human Rights Representative (odd years)
An email invitation will be sent to all members. If you do not receive one, please contact Theresa Marion. Thank you.
Collective bargaining is an exciting time for union members – it is our opportunity to fix problems in our workplaces and negotiate wages that reflect the value of the work that we do, making sure Canada runs smoothly – day in and day out.
At times the bargaining process can be unclear and confusing. We want to demystify the bargaining process and discuss with you the important demands we have on the table in this round of negotiations.
By understanding how bargaining works and the role members like you have in the process we will be well equipped to get the best collective agreement!
On February 28, the second anniversary of the rollout of the disastrous Phoenix pay system, PSAC members and allies are taking action across the province and across the country, sending a message to the government and the employer that we are tired of waiting for Phoenix to be fixed.
PHOENIX FIRST AID
800 BURRARD STREET (AT ROBSON)
FEBRUARY 28, 7:00-10:00 in the morning
Jamey Mills, Regional Executive VP, and a team of PSAC Pay Advocates will be available at 800 Burrard from 7AM to 10AM on February 28 to provide Phoenix First Aid to members who have been having problems with the pay system.
Members who are having Phoenix problems are encouraged to drop by anytime for a cup of coffee and a doughnut, assistance on Phoenix pay problems, and to sign PSAC’s petition to the Prime Minister.