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Human Rights Committees

PSAC BC has three constitutionally-recognized Human Rights Committees. They meet regularly in person and via conference call to discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC's Aboriginal, PWD, GLBT, and Racially Visible caucus members. For more information ...

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January 8, 2018 - 2:12pm •
Members of local First Nations, PSAC, and BCGEU, along with Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, and the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia all gathered at a Sacred Water Ceremony on International Human Rights Day in Victoria, on the territory of the Songhees & Esquimalt First Nations.
December 15, 2017 - 9:31am •
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 (35 or younger) to participate in the upcoming Treasury Board Units Bargaining Conferences.
December 8, 2017 - 10:50am •
Victoria - Members of local First Nations, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and BCGEU are pleased to be holding a Sacred Water Ceremony on the territory known as Lekwungen of Songhees & Esquimalt First Nations on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
November 20, 2017 - 2:39pm •
  On the Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20th, PSAC commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. We also honour those who continue to face violence and discrimination as they work for more just and inclusive communities.
November 1, 2017 - 6:10pm •
Download the minutes for Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meetings below (all files are .pdf).
September 21, 2017 - 12:43pm •
Download the minutes of the Lower Mainland Human Rights Committee here
August 29, 2017 - 2:45pm •
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has introduced a new guide to support trans employees. The new guidelines, which were developed in consultation with PSAC and other unions, are the first of their kind in the federal government. “PSAC welcomes this groundbreaking document and we hope to see a government-wide policy soon,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
June 25, 2017 - 11:07am •
Download the minutes of the Okanagan Human Rights Committee here.
May 17, 2017 - 9:29am •
May 17 is marked worldwide as the day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. PSAC stands in solidarity with our GLBT members against all forms of hatred and prejudice.

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Upcoming Human Rights Committees Events

Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee meeting January 25, 2018 • Victoria
PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee meeting January 27, 2018 • Kelowna
Mainland Human Rights Commitee AGM February 27, 2018 • Vancouver