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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
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.
November 20, 2012 - 2:12pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the November 2012 Regional Council meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
November 19, 2012 - 12:44pm •
November 20 marks Trans Day of Remembrance. On this day, we remember our transgender and transexual brothers and sisters who have suffered, and continue to suffer, from violence, hatred and discrimination in our communities and in our workplaces
October 17, 2012 - 11:10am •
The PSAC is pleased to offer a new advanced course for Union representatives …Advanced Duty to Accommodate: Accommodating Members With DisabilitiesThe course will be held December 7-9, 2012 in Vancouver - course hours are Dec 7th 1-5PM, Dec 8th 9AM-5PM, Dec 9th 9AM-2PM (note this is subject to change).This course is for PSAC union representatives (stewards, local officers, etc.) who have experience and training:
October 2, 2012 - 10:32am •
Posted on behalf of Heather DuDoward, PSAC-BC Regional Council - Aboriginal Equity CoordinatorDear Sisters and Brothers,
September 28, 2012 - 3:11pm •
These vigils are meant to honour the more than 600 Aboriginal women that have been murdered or gone missing and to keep their memories alive. They are also meant to draw public attention to this horrific violence as a way to help end the assaults on native women.

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Mainland Human Rights Commitee AGM February 27, 2018 • Vancouver