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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 Jenny Macleod
Regional Council Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
Regional Council Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Shane Polak
Regional Council Pride (GLBT) Equity Coordinator Nia Gillies
January 24, 2014 - 1:26pm •
Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held September 20,21,22 2013 in Vancouver, and a conference call held November 7 2013.
December 3, 2013 - 2:10pm •
To:     PSAC members who have self-ID as being in an equity-seeking group, PSAC members thirty years of age and younger.Per section 9 of the PSAC BC Regional Bylaws, we will be holding an election for delegates to represent equity-seeking groups (Members with a Disability, Aboriginal, Racially Visible, and GLBT) and Young Workers at the upcoming PSAC BC Regional Convention.Section 9
November 25, 2013 - 3:32pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.
November 20, 2013 - 12:30pm •
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 5, 2013 - 3:32pm •
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 members, and Young worker activists (30 or younger) to participate in the upcoming Treasury Board units and Parks National Bargaining Conferences
September 4, 2013 - 12:31pm •
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s Victoria Regional Womens’ Committee have been working on a plan to erect a memorial to the victims of the École Polytechnique Massacre.The Montreal Massacre, as it is also known, resulted in the deaths of 14 women on Dec. 6,1989. The anniversary of this tragic event is commemorated every year in Canada as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
July 2, 2013 - 9:52am •
Over the next few months, members and allies of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community will celebrate their identities and the great victories of the last 20 years.The PSAC is proud of the victories that we have won through collective bargaining, litigation and mobilization for GLBT members. Together, we will overcome the many obstacles that remain to real equality and justice for all.
June 27, 2013 - 12:19pm •
Ottawa – The Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canada Post have signed a memorandum of agreement that will see long-awaited pay equity cheques begin to be issued in August.“PSAC started this process in 1983 with a complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission and has stuck with it through literally hundreds of days of Tribunal hearings and numerous court battles,” says PSAC national president Robyn Benson.  “Now the members are finally going to get what they have deserved for so long.”

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