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March 15, 2012 - 11:29am •
Attached you will find the minutes from the Young Worker Caucus AGM held on December 7, 2011, and the documents that were presented and discussed there. At the meeting the caucus members passed of the Terms of Reference for the BC Regional Young Workers Committee - the first formal step towards creating a Regional Young Worker Committee! We have also uploaded minutes and information from the March 14 and June 27, 2012 Young Worker Caucus regional meetings and will continue to update this section with information and "regional" minutes.
March 8, 2012 - 1:36pm •
On February 21, the BC government introduced the 2012-2013 provincial budget, the first for Premier Christy Clark.The budget contains cuts for most ministries, either through budget reductions or miniscule increases that, after inflation, constitute a decrease in overall funding that will lead to service reductions and lay-offs.
January 24, 2012 - 2:23pm •
Higher tuition fees and changes to student loan programs mean BC students are now saddled with record-high student loan debt. The average BC university student debt is $27,000 upon graduation. About half of all students in BC depend on student financial assistance in order to pursue post-secondary education.
January 23, 2012 - 3:56pm •
That's the idea behind Re:Generation and Bring Your Boomers, experiments in sharing power and ideas across age lines.
December 12, 2011 - 11:20am •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
December 9, 2011 - 4:37pm •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
December 9, 2011 - 9:51am •
via BC Federation of LabourVancouver, BC  - WorkSafeBC announced today that safety regulations protecting employees working alone will be essentially revoked on April 15, 2012, a move that is being condemned by the family of Grant DePatie and the B.C. Federation of Labour.The new stripped-down Regulation allows the employers to sidestep requirements that the door be locked and a window used to exchange money and goods between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am, when employees are working alone.
December 6, 2011 - 11:48am •
PSAC’s Social Justice Fund is working with CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev) to offer a group of young activists from our union an important and unique opportunity to see first hand the beneficial outcomes of union international solidarity and social justice programs.
November 3, 2011 - 11:06am •
Every three years, the PSAC holds its Triennial National Convention, where delegates from across the union come together, debate issues and set direction for the Union for the next three years.We will be doing something new at the PSAC 2012 Convention: for the first time, delegates will have the opportunity to debate and adopt a “Members’ Plan”.The plan is designed to set the direction for the Union for the next three years.
November 2, 2011 - 12:50pm •
The PSAC BC Young Workers Caucus has created a document designed to assist Locals in getting young workers involved and active in the Union.The 8-page Guide To Involving Young Workers is full of tips, ideas, and resources for Local Executive members who want to engage and empower the next generation of leadership. Download it now, or contact Monica Urrutia for a supply of printed copies for your Local.

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