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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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March 19, 2015 - 10:28pm •
By Jennifer Chieh Ho, BC Regional Council Coordinator for Racially Visible Members, Public Service Alliance of Canada Many thanks to Jennifer for writing this timely March 21st message! Jennifer will be at the 8th Annual Community March Against Racism in Vancouver on March 21, and encourages all PSAC members to join her. For more info, email chiehhj@psac-afpc.com
September 24, 2014 - 3:35pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.
July 28, 2014 - 11:17am •
July 1, 2014 - 12:00am •
June 20 to 29, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Commemorating Stonewall and other historic achievements in the struggle for GLBT rights, PSAC members are organizing and participating in Pride celebrations and events across the country. This year, several PSAC members are also attending WorldPride 2014 and the WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto.
May 2, 2014 - 3:13pm •
I would like to thank all and congratulate all the PSAC members who participated in our provincial Day of Action. And, of course, all the members who worked hard to help organize the event by plant gating, desk dropping, and coordinating the delivery of signs. Please pass this message on!We showed our employers – and our fellow members – yesterday that we are united, ready, and committed to defending public services, our collective agreements, and our working conditions. When we all work together, we are indeed a force to be reckoned with.
April 9, 2014 - 8:11am •
On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”. It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 
October 15, 2013 - 9:37am •
Thanks to Steve Houston, Local 20088, for this report from the Union of National Employees Human Rights Conference!
October 3, 2013 - 12:08pm •
A nice note recieved from the BC Government Employees Union, thanking us for our support of the African Grandmothers Tribunal.Thanks to the Okanagan Human Rights Committee for forwarding along!
September 30, 2013 - 11:44am •
Ottawa, ON (September 20, 2013). The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is stupefied that Canada is rejecting calls from the UN Human Rights Council for Canada to develop a comprehensive national review to end violence against Aboriginal women.The NWAC has called on the Government of Canada for several years now to conduct a National Public Inquiry; over these years, thousands of Canadians and organizations have responded in support of the necessity to document and resolve the situation of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.
June 25, 2013 - 11:59am •
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.

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