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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.

Collective bargaining for a new contract for TC members has taken too long. Little progress is being made at the table.  PSAC filed for the appointment of a Public Interest Commission this year, and the Commission issued a majority report that supported many of PSACs proposals.  But the employer has so far rejected our requests to return to the bargaining table.

Last week (May 13-17) your bargaining team held some productive discussions negotiating with Purolator Inc. For the majority of the week, the parties addressed non-monetary issues.

We came to an agreement on a number of issues, some related to:

  • site harmonization
  • layoffs and recall

We also made some general housekeeping changes that will make the collective agreement easier to understand.

The following is re-posted from Headwinds, a blog written by the PSAC Alliance Executive Committee - the National President, National Executive Vice-President and seven Regional Executive Vice-Presidents. Read more of their thoughts on the issues that affect PSAC members and all Canadians at aec-cea.ca and watch for more from Bob - we plan to make this a regular feature here at the regional website.

"Never a dull moment in BC politics."

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.

The following verse was written by Sherry Hunt, a PSAC member of Agriculture Local 30048 in Lethbridge. After reading about the latest cuts to government––with another huge hit to Agriculture in the Prairies––Hunt looked back at the past two years of a Harper majority and how our country has changed.

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