TB bargaining: National panel on equity in the workplace
January 21, 2022
Register now for the panel January 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. As a part of our month of action on equity in the workplace, we will hear from our National President, Chris Aylward, National Vice-President, Sharon DeSousa, national negotiator for the PA and Common Issue tables, Brenda Shillington, and SV bargaining team member, Kristina MacLean. Panelists will be discussing PSAC’s fight for equity in the workplace during this round of bargaining with Treasury Board, the impacts winning these demands would have, and why it is important that we all mobilize to support our bargaining teams to win big. At the end of the panel, you will have the chance to participate with members across the country in a digital action to support the fight for equity in the workplace.
Empowering Conversations: Discussion Series
January 5, 2022
Empowering Conversations creates spaces for focused, honest discussions that help public-service employees connect with themselves and each other regardless of their current work arrangement. Empowering Conversations address topics important to employees living the realities of the current era. All sessions are designed to be held via videoconference or teleconference. Sessions available: • Understanding the Collective Agreement: Let’s Talk! • Mental Health: Let’s Talk! • Anti-Racism: Let’s Talk! • Returning to the Workplace: Now What? • Grounding Ourselves in Uncertain Times
Historic $40B First Nations child welfare agreement
January 4, 2022
PSAC North welcomes the historic agreement between the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Government of Canada and other parties. Agreements signed on December 31 aim to reach a global settlement to end discrimination in the First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) program and Jordan’s Principle. At PSAC North, we recognize that no compensation is enough to address the trauma caused by the child welfare system, but this is an important recognition that will help shape the future and end discrimination.