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Young Workers

In the PSAC-BC Region young workers who are thirty-five years of age and under actively come together to share their experiences, discuss common struggles, and analyze the issues they face at work and in the Union.

We first formed as a Caucus in 2002 through the Solidarity Campaign for Young Workers and held many events and educational opportunities designed to appeal to younger workers. In 2012, the PSAC formally recognized the need for Young Worker Committees in the Regions. BC was the first to form such geographically-based committees, beginning with Vancouver Island, and soon after for the BC Mainland and Haida Gwaii.

Young Workers have a political voice - for PSAC BC there is a Regional Council Young Workers Coordinator, Vanessa Miller. Each Committee also has its own leadership. Please contact Brittany Wiens for the Vancouver Island YW Committee and Maggie Humen for the BC Mainland and Haida Gwaii YW Committee.

Here are the minutes of the various Young Workers Committee and Caucus meetings.

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December 2, 2016 - 1:18pm •
Over thirty PSAC members from across BC met in Vancouver last weekend at the 2016 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Young Workers. The conference provided participants with an opportunity to learn more about our union and hear from and share experiences with those in leadership positions within PSAC and other unions as well as in community and social justice organizations. The participants also took workshops designed to give them the skills and tools to help them organize their peers to effect positive change inside and outside of PSAC.
November 19, 2016 - 1:18pm •
We currently have two Young Workers Committees in BC - the Vancouver Island YWC and the Mainland & Haida Gwaii YWC. Download the minutes of their meetings below.
November 9, 2016 - 2:00pm •
Hey PSAC-BC Young Workers! If you are in town on Thursday, December 8, 2016 why not come to our PSAC Young Worker Social Night?
October 31, 2016 - 3:29pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the October 2016 Regional Council meeting.
September 16, 2016 - 11:39am •
To: Mainland & Haida Gwaii Young Workers Committee members,
August 16, 2016 - 1:37pm •
To: PSAC Locals in the B.C. Region We are pleased to be sending you this Registration Package for the 2016 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Young Workers, which will be held November 26-27, 2016 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront under the theme Up Next: Young Worker Leadership Summit. Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016 Conference Dates: November 26-27, 2016 Conference Location: Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Vancouver This Registration Package includes:
August 5, 2016 - 1:50pm •
We recently received this via email from Sharon Bull (President of PSAC/USGE Local 20070, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, North District and member of the PSAC BC Mainland & Haida Gwaii Young Worker's Committee). We thought it well worth sharing.
May 27, 2016 - 11:14am •
PSAC Young Workers in BC: are you interested in attending the first ever National Young Workers’ Summit being put on by the Canadian Labour Congress? It will be held from October 23 to 25, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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