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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, James Brierley.

Each Committee also has its own leadership. Please contact Brittany Wiens for the Vancouver Island YW Committee and Jessica Grey, President, or Maggie Humen, VP, 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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July 15, 2015 - 9:36am •
To: PSAC BC Young Workers, posted on behalf of Vanessa Miller, BC Regional Council Young Worker Coordinator   We hope you agree that the upcoming Federal Election is pretty important, and one young workers needs to have an active part in!   To help, we are spreading the word about this CLC webinar called, #YouthVote2015: Better strategies to talk to young people about voting. The webinar will examine barriers to voting, some myths and truths, and strategies about young voter turnout.
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the April 2015 Regional Council meeting. The Council report is a large file (~9 MB) and available here at dropbox.com
April 28, 2015 - 3:19pm •
To: PSAC Young Workers in BC,   Each year the BC Federation of Labour organizes a "Young Workers' School" at Camp Jubilee situated in Indian Arm in BC. It's a great opportunity to meet young workers from a whole bunch of different unions. There are workshops offered and time allotted to take part in some fun outdoor activities as well. This year it will be held from June 19 to 21, 2015. The School website is http://conference.bcfed.ca/jubilee/ check it out for more specific info.
February 3, 2015 - 1:13pm •
Eight young workers from across the country participated in PSAC’s first national young worker committee meeting in Ottawa from January 10-11. They spent time creating a three-year plan of action – focusing on ways to make young workers a more prominent and vocal part of our union.
January 14, 2015 - 3:59pm •
Taking Charge of Change (TCC) is an intensive eight-week activist training program for young workers and youth activists (age 30 and under) who want to lead, build and organize for change. This program takes place in a participatory online learning environment.This program will help you:
January 12, 2015 - 12:01pm •
I attended the BC Federation of Labour Convention for the first time in 2014 as a young worker and the only delegate from my component.  I found it to be a very different experience given that it was primarily focussed on private sector unions and I work in a public sector union.
December 24, 2014 - 9:05am •
Thanks to Liz Oliphant (on the left in the photo), BC Regional Council South Island Coordinator & young worker for this report from the BC Fed Convention ...I had the opportunity to attend this year’s BC Federation of Labour Convention in Vancouver from November 24-28th.    This was my first BCFed convention and it was exciting to attend as a young worker delegate.  I also had the chance to participate in the Young Worker Mock Convention that was hosted the Sunday before convention.
December 15, 2014 - 12:37pm •
I attended the BC Fed Convention from November 24 – 28 2014. This was a very interesting convention in many ways. From a young worker perspective it was interesting to participate in the mock convention prior to the start of the convention. This provided an understanding of the convention procedures, especially relating to the resolutions as we were not to be voting on the recommendation of the committee as we do within the PSAC but on the resolution itself.As a part of the Young Worker Committee, I was able to participate in our caucus meeting on November 26 in the morning. We discussed our resolutions that would be coming forward that day and there was debate amongst the group as to the resolution moving forward on the age definition of the young workers. When we sat as a committee to present our report, it was clear that the floor appeared divided on the issue with key unions supporting either side.
December 10, 2014 - 10:01am •
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 (RWC) members, and Young worker activists (30 or younger) to participate in the upcoming Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) National Bargaining Conference.The CFIA National Bargaining Conference will take place January 26-28, 2015 at the Marriott Residence Inn, Ottawa.
December 9, 2014 - 9:36am •
** via the CLC Young Worker's Committee **The CLC young workers committee have decided to take action to increase young people's engagement during the next federal elections. The first step is a social media action on the 9th of December 2014. Here's what to do ...

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