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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 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.

Get involved today!

August 7, 2013 - 4:06pm •
Next Up is a leadership program for young adults committed to social and environmental justice.
June 17, 2013 - 1:26pm •
The PSAC-BC Young Worker Caucus conducted an on-line survey of young workers with various questions including the importance of sick leave, thoughts on union dues, support of a provincial-wide childcare campaign and more - and young workers definitely had something to say.We've shared the results with our Young Worker Committee members and look forward to hearing what they think and what they're planning next.
May 29, 2013 - 10:17am •
It's not too late to apply!
May 27, 2013 - 11:36am •
Our Young Workers Caucus is growing in BC, and our two newly created Young Workers Committees want to ensure they are planning events, actions, and campaigns that are important to you.Take a few short minutes to fill out this survey and tell us what you think - and for that you could win some cool PSAC swag items - winners will be contacted by June 14, 2013 and given a choice of items to choose from.
May 9, 2013 - 2:09pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the April 2013 Regional Council meeting.
April 29, 2013 - 4:45pm •
PSAC members are the foundation of our union. Everything our union is able to achieve depends on the strength and vitality of members and on their active participation.This five page step-by-step guide booklet is designed to help your Area Council, Womens, Young Workers or Human Rights Committee significantly increase member participation so that you grow and thrive. Most important of all, these are simple tools to ensure that you are always in the process of developing more activists.
April 3, 2013 - 9:43am •
“I’m concerned about the direction that Canada’s heading. So many people my age are struggling for jobs, working contract-to-contract, or going to grad school to avoid the labour market. And that won’t change until the rebirth of the labour movement. We need good jobs you can build a life on.” - Daniel Bastien, a former hotel worker and organizer with UNITE HERE Local 40 in Vancouver.
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 16, 2012 - 2:07pm •
The Canadian Labour Congress One Minute Message Contest is back! And this year we're taking on all the negative trash-talk about unions.
October 3, 2012 - 12:02pm •
Posted on behalf of Daphne Ho, A/Regional Council Young Worker Coordinator The B.C. Federation of Labour is made up of thousands of members of different trade unions in B.C.  The B.C. Fed is holding its Convention from November 26 to 30, 2012. As Brother Jim Sinclair's attached letter mentions (scroll down), each year the B.C. Fed holds a young workers conference just prior to the Convention and this year is no exception. 

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