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Human Rights

The PSAC BC Region has three Human Rights Committees who meet regularly to in person and via conference call to discuss issues and plan events relating to PSAC's Aboriginal, PWD, GLBT, and Racially Visible caucus members.

The BC Region also has four Regional Council members who represent equity-seeking groups. They are responsible for PSAC members within their constituencies and speak for them at the Council, they seek to promote the activism of PSAC members within these constituencies, and they ensure and promote representation for their constituencies throughout our Union.

Regional Council Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Ruby Langan
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Ken Waldron
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Paul Croes
May 24, 2013 - 2:38pm •
Thanks to Kelly Megyesi and Heather DuDoward for this report from the 2013 BC Regional Women's Conference. Scroll down for some photos!The 2013 PSAC BC Regional Women’s Conference was held May 3,4,5 in Vancouver. We chose an aboriginal theme so as to address two resolutions passed at the 2012 Triennial Convention.
May 17, 2013 - 8:56am •
May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) stands in solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities.Respect in the workplace is essential. PSAC is there to support our members who face the hostility, homophobia or transphobia that can sometimes occur in the workplace. We are also engaged in bargaining collective agreements that meet the particular needs of our GLBT members. And we continue to work to better protect the human rights of transgendered people.
May 9, 2013 - 2:09pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the April 2013 Regional Council meeting.
May 7, 2013 - 10:07am •
These conferences are an opportunity for our members to continue the important work of maintaining and improving the militancy and activism of the Union in the struggle to improve the human rights and working conditions of all PSAC members.
April 29, 2013 - 4:45pm •
PSAC members are the foundation of our union. Everything our union is able to achieve depends on the strength and vitality of members and on their active participation.This five page step-by-step guide booklet is designed to help your Area Council, Womens, Young Workers or Human Rights Committee significantly increase member participation so that you grow and thrive. Most important of all, these are simple tools to ensure that you are always in the process of developing more activists.
April 2, 2013 - 12:18pm •
A continued attack on public services and public service delivery, Aboriginal Peoples and provinces.Federal Budget 2013 lacks accountability and appears to pick fights with public sector workers and their unions, provincial governments and Aboriginal Peoples.
March 19, 2013 - 12:24pm •
PSAC is calling on the government to recognize that austerity isn't working – Canadians have lost services they need and job cuts are hurting the economy. You can't create jobs and prosperity by cutting jobs and services.
February 14, 2013 - 1:13pm •
The Federal Court last week upheld a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations.The ruling means that the employer has the obligation to find workable solutions on a case-by-case basis so that workers like Fiona Johnstone can balance work and family, to the point of undue hardship.
February 4, 2013 - 8:47am •
Black History Month recognizes the contributions and achievements of Black people in Canada.Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected to Parliament proposed recognizing February as Black History Month and in December 1995, Parliament unanimously adoped her motion.People of African descent were first brought to Canada as slaves. Slavery existed in Canada from 1628 until it was abolished in Upper Canada in 1793 and throughout the entire British empire in 1833.
December 3, 2012 - 10:40am •
PSAC Statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2012The United Nations reported in 2011 that more than one billion people worldwide live with disabilities.The theme for this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.

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