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Young Workers

In the PSAC-BC Region young workers who are thirty-five years of age and under actively come together to share their experiences, discuss common struggles, and analyze the issues they face at work and in the Union.

We first formed as a Caucus in 2002 through the Solidarity Campaign for Young Workers and held many events and educational opportunities designed to appeal to younger workers. In 2012, the PSAC formally recognized the need for Young Worker Committees in the Regions. BC was the first to form such geographically-based committees, beginning with Vancouver Island, and soon after for the BC Mainland and Haida Gwaii.

Young Workers have a political voice - for PSAC BC there is a Regional Council Young Workers Coordinator, James Brierley.

Each Committee also has its own leadership. Please contact Brittany Wiens for the Vancouver Island YW Committee and Jessica Grey, President, or Maggie Humen, VP, for the BC Mainland and Haida Gwaii YW Committee.

Here are the minutes of the various Young Workers Committee and Caucus meetings.

Get involved today!

November 29, 2017 - 11:25am •
Do you think young workers are underrepresented in the Public Service Alliance of Canada? Do you want to do something about inequality? Are you concerned with the rising cost of housing? Is Childcare an important issue for you? How about a $15.00 minimum wage? Are you concerned with job security and precarious work? Get involved with a Young Worker Committee and have your voice heard!
November 19, 2017 - 1:18pm •
We currently have two Young Workers Committees in BC - the Vancouver Island YWC and the Mainland & Haida Gwaii YWC. Download the minutes of their meetings below.
June 29, 2017 - 4:00pm •
To: PSAC Young Workers in BC We want to encourage you to attend the B.C. Federation of Labour Young Workers School at Camp Jubilee. This year it will be held from September 15 – 17. 2017, with participants departing from Deep Cove on Friday afternoon and returning Sunday afternoon.
June 28, 2017 - 3:26pm •
Hello Young Workers! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is James Brierley and at the 2017 PSAC BC Triennial Convention I was honored to have been acclaimed as your new PSAC BC Young Worker Coordinator.
March 6, 2017 - 11:21am •
To: Mainland Haida Gwaii Young Worker Committee (MHGYWC) & Vancouver Island Young Worker Committee The deadline for submission of resolutions to the PSAC BC Regional Convention is Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
March 2, 2017 - 4:20pm •
February 17, 2017 - 9:16am •
We sat down with some of our members under thirty-five and asked them about our union, how they got involved, and what being a union activist means to them. Here's what they had to say.
February 9, 2017 - 12:52pm •
To: PSAC Locals and Branches in BC RE: Report of the PSAC B.C. Regional Young Workers Conference On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee it is my pleasure to share this report from the PSAC B.C. Young Workers Conference, which was held in November 2016. I encourage you to read this report and share it with your Executive and membership. The report is available for download below and hard copies may be ordered from Deanna Kimball at KimballD@psac-afpc.com, while supplies last.
December 2, 2016 - 1:18pm •
Over thirty PSAC members from across BC met in Vancouver last weekend at the 2016 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Young Workers. The conference provided participants with an opportunity to learn more about our union and hear from and share experiences with those in leadership positions within PSAC and other unions as well as in community and social justice organizations. The participants also took workshops designed to give them the skills and tools to help them organize their peers to effect positive change inside and outside of PSAC.

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