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Young Workers Caucus

Young workers, like all workers, want to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect!

In 2002 the PSAC BC Regional Council embarked on a journey to look at the needs of young workers in the region through the Solidarity Campaign for Young Workers. This involved contacting, educating and organizing young workers under thirty, regardless of their employment status. This goals of this campaign, which led to the creation of the Young Workers Caucus were to:

  • identify young workers' issues and rights in the workplace
  • build and strengthen the relationship and involvement of young workers with the PSAC
  • build understanding of our common issues as workers, regardless of age or employment status.

Get involved today! Contact the PSAC BC Regional Council Young Workers Coordinator Vanessa Miller or PSAC Regional Rep Monica Urrutia.

February 3, 2015 - 1:13pm •
Eight young workers from across the country participated in PSAC’s first national young worker committee meeting in Ottawa from January 10-11. They spent time creating a three-year plan of action – focusing on ways to make young workers a more prominent and vocal part of our union.
January 14, 2015 - 3:59pm •
Taking Charge of Change (TCC) is an intensive eight-week activist training program for young workers and youth activists (age 30 and under) who want to lead, build and organize for change. This program takes place in a participatory online learning environment.This program will help you:
January 12, 2015 - 12:01pm •
I attended the BC Federation of Labour Convention for the first time in 2014 as a young worker and the only delegate from my component.  I found it to be a very different experience given that it was primarily focussed on private sector unions and I work in a public sector union.
December 24, 2014 - 9:05am •
Thanks to Liz Oliphant (on the left in the photo), BC Regional Council South Island Coordinator & young worker for this report from the BC Fed Convention ...I had the opportunity to attend this year’s BC Federation of Labour Convention in Vancouver from November 24-28th.    This was my first BCFed convention and it was exciting to attend as a young worker delegate.  I also had the chance to participate in the Young Worker Mock Convention that was hosted the Sunday before convention.
December 15, 2014 - 12:37pm •
I attended the BC Fed Convention from November 24 – 28 2014. This was a very interesting convention in many ways. From a young worker perspective it was interesting to participate in the mock convention prior to the start of the convention. This provided an understanding of the convention procedures, especially relating to the resolutions as we were not to be voting on the recommendation of the committee as we do within the PSAC but on the resolution itself.As a part of the Young Worker Committee, I was able to participate in our caucus meeting on November 26 in the morning. We discussed our resolutions that would be coming forward that day and there was debate amongst the group as to the resolution moving forward on the age definition of the young workers. When we sat as a committee to present our report, it was clear that the floor appeared divided on the issue with key unions supporting either side.
December 10, 2014 - 10:01am •
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 (RWC) members, and Young worker activists (30 or younger) to participate in the upcoming Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) National Bargaining Conference.The CFIA National Bargaining Conference will take place January 26-28, 2015 at the Marriott Residence Inn, Ottawa.
December 9, 2014 - 9:36am •
** via the CLC Young Worker's Committee **The CLC young workers committee have decided to take action to increase young people's engagement during the next federal elections. The first step is a social media action on the 9th of December 2014. Here's what to do ...
December 8, 2014 - 12:54pm •
Representatives from PSAC BC's two Young Worker Committees gathered in Vancouver on the last weekend of November to network, get some training on mobilization and recruitment, and to create a strategic plan for young workers in the Region. The group also heard from A/REVP Jamey Mills, who got his start as a union activist as the Young Worker's Coordinator on the BC Regional Council, and from George Christou, the co-chair of the Vancouver & District Labour Council's Young Worker Committee, and participated in the BC Federation of Labour's 2014 Young Workers Mock C
November 21, 2014 - 2:37pm •
About the awardsThe Power of Youth Leadership Awards recognize and celebrate young progressive leaders in BC who are driving change towards a more socially, economically and environmentally just society. The awards are open to progressive young leaders who are active in BC and are 32 and under as of December 31, 2013.
October 28, 2014 - 2:18pm •
We currently have two Young Workers Committees in BC - one on Vancouver Island and one on the mainland. Download the minutes of their meetings below.

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Young Workers School at Camp Jubilee June 19, 2015 • North Vancouver

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