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Regional Womens Committees

Welcome to the union!

Our Regional Women’s Committees are made up of women from many different components. We have a very open door and welcome anyone wanting to join us.

Get involved today! Contact the PSAC BC Women’s Coordinator Kelly Sidhu or PSAC Women’s Rep Monica Urrutia.

There are Regional Women’s Committees currently in the Okanagan, Vancouver, Prince George, and Victoria.

For meeting dates and times, contact your local Women’s Committee, or check the upcoming events page.

BC Regional Women’s Committee Contact Info

Okanagan RWC Co-Chairs: Michele Sibson and Linda Woods.

Prince George RWC Chairperson: Tracy Arrowsmith

Vancouver RWC Chairperson: Kelly Megyesi

Victoria RWC Chairperson: Julie Bussiere

Scroll down for the latest news and information of interest to PSAC BC women, click on the headline for the full post ...

December 21, 2011 - 11:14am •
The year has just rolled by and it will be nice to take a bit of a break before we move into a busy 2012. The year ended with commemorating events across the province on December 6th and December 10th - National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women and Human Rights Day.
December 9, 2011 - 4:37pm •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
November 21, 2011 - 10:53am •
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women.
November 18, 2011 - 12:13pm •
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of PSAC today in a pay equity case involving women at Canada Post that was originally filed 28 years ago.The union first filed a complaint over unequal pay in 1983. In October 2005, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal upheld PSAC's pay equity complaint against Canada Post and awarded 50 per cent of the wage gap in damages. Since then, the corporation has used every possible legal avenue to have the Tribunal’s decision overturned.
October 17, 2011 - 1:18pm •
The pace is picking up and the BC PSAC women are active and involved.  Next week the Women chairs will be meeting and at the end of the month we will participate in a one day think tank on attacking cutbacks to federal public services.  Earlier this month, I participated in the  vigil for Sisters in Spirit in Kelowna.  This is a annual national event and PSAC along with many other organizations issued a heartfelt statement ....  
August 30, 2011 - 11:41am •
Why Women’s Committees?Will Women ever be equal? Sometimes social change seems so slow. But, more and more unions are discovering that active women’s committees realty do make things happen.The existence of a women’s committee lets everyone know that women’s rights is an important union issue. It’s a point around which women’s rights activists can rally and to which uninvolved women can gravitate. The existence of a committee lends credibility and unity to their concerns.
August 24, 2011 - 2:51pm •
In May we had elections for the BC Regional Council. It is exciting to kick off the next three years for BC Women. In June, I was lucky enough to attend the Women’s World Conference in Ottawa. While in Ottawa all of the Regional Women’s Coordinators met for a day of planning with Andrea Cote, and Patty Ducharme.
PSAC BC at the Justice For Rumana rally in Vancouver
July 4, 2011 - 1:46pm •
Many thanks to Jennifer Ho, Co-Chair of the Vancouver Regional Women's Committee for this report.UBC student Rumana Monzur was reportedly attacked by her husband during a recent trip home to Dhaka, Bangladesh. She lost her eyesight and had her face badly injured.

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