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Area Councils

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PSAC North is composed of 3 Area Councils, one each for the NWT, Nunavut and Yukon.

Political action is the centrepoint of their work. The Area Councils help to steer the union politically, organizing a response to federal and local governments and to employers when their policies and regulations are not in our members' interests. They may organize a lobby their political representatives, devise campaigns  to educate and raise awareness of issues affecting our members, workers and the Canadian public. 

Area Council members also work with community partners, build links with other Labour groups and send members to PSAC Regional and National Conventions.

Area Councils can...

Attend PSAC Conventions with full voice and vote.

Attend Regional Conventions with full voice and vote.

Submit resolutions to PSAC and PSAC North Regional Conventions.

Raise the profile of the union in the community by, for example, entering a PSAC float in a parade, sponsoring a sports team, or having an information table at a local fair.

Coordinate the circulation of petitions and postcards campaigns on demands such as pay equity, protection of pensions, and job security to enable members in your community to participate in national campaigns.

Be a forum for your representative on the Regional Council where she or he can seek your input on regional union policy and report to you about decisions made on your behalf.

Host a union school where members can come together to find out more about their rights.

Area Council Bylaws

Yukon

Northwest Territories

Nunavut

September 20, 2017 - 12:03pm •
Jack Bourassa Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North By now many labour organizations across the country have spoken out in condemnation of the acts that we all witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12. Given the tight-knit and diverse nature of our own community, I feel as REVP at PSAC North that we must not only denounce in the strongest terms what occurred, but moving forward, tackle the lingering impact of that weekend.
May 24, 2017 - 9:00am •
Jack Bourassa Regional Executive Vice President, PSAC North It is time for the federal government to acknowledge and address the glaring inadequacies regarding indigenous children in care across Canada.
September 22, 2015 - 9:48am •
Alternatives North and the Council of Canadians NWT Chapter staged the “We Can Do Better”  planning session September 19 in Yellowknife to  work toward  an NWT common front movement to promote social justice and plan actions to encourage northerners to vote.  
September 1, 2015 - 10:43am •
Welcome to the landing page for the PSAC North 2017 Regional Triennial Convention, which will be held at the Chateau Nova Hotel in Yellowknife, NT on June 17-18, 2017. In the next few months, you'll find updates here relating to your delegate status, the application process and to download important convention documents. Call-out for Host Committee members As we prepare to offer the very best convention to delegates and observers from across the North, we look to you to help offer your expertise and experience in organizing our convention.
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