February is Black History Month. To celebrate, PSAC has planned a series of panel discussions that will dive into issues facing Black workers and will honour the contributions of Black labour activists in Canada.
On Thursday, February 11 at 4PM MST / 5PM CST the discussion will focus on Working While Black: A discussion on recourse mechanisms for Black workers.
On Monday, February 22 at 5PM MST / 6PM CST the discussion will review A History of Black Labour Activists.
I want to encourage all members to attend these important events.
For members in the Program and Administrative Services (PA), Technical Services (TC), Operational Services (SV) and Education and Library Science (EB) groups, your union is preparing for the next round of TB bargaining and we want your input.
To do this, you can complete the bargaining survey (how to develop a good bargaining proposal). The survey will be open until February 25, 2021. Please help us spread the word by sharing this survey with your Treasury Board colleagues.
Bargaining conferences will also be held online from April 26 to April 30, 2021. They will bring together members to discuss and prioritize issues for bargaining with the government. The participation of all groups in the collective bargaining unit is critical.
To participate, you must be a member of the PA, SV, TC or EB bargaining unit and must also either hold union office or show evidence of union activism. PSAC equity activists (Indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ2+, and members with disabilities), women, and young worker activists (35 or younger) are highly encouraged to apply to participate.
Submit your application here. The deadline is February 26.
There will be an additional plan developed after the virtual TB bargaining conference in April 2021, based on the priorities stemming from the conference.
If you have any other ideas, we would greatly appreciate you sharing them with us.
I’m looking forward to hearing your proposals.
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