REMINDER: Working While Black

30905 News Local 30905 - Edmonton
To celebrate Black History Month, 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.

The recent launch of a class action lawsuit on behalf of nearly 30,000 past and present federal public service workers who identify as Black, Caribbean or of African descent, has underlined the systemic discrimination Black workers face every day in the workplace. It raises the question: why do workplace recourse mechanisms for racism and racial discrimination often fail Black workers?

Join our expert panelists as we discuss this timely topic:

  • Amarkai Laryea – PSAC Representation and Legal Services
  • Doug Hill – PSAC Grievance & Adjudication Officer
  • Samantha Peters – Lawyer, Educator and Advocate

Craig Reynolds – PSAC Regional Executive Vice President – Ontario will moderate the discussion. Sharon DeSousa, the PSAC National Vice-President, will open the session.

Bilingual Session:
Thursday, February 11 at 3PM PST / 6PM EST / 7PM AST
We hope to unpack pertinent questions surrounding recourse mechanisms such as:

  • What are the recourse mechanisms available to Black workers?
  • Why are there so few successful cases of racism and racial discrimination?
  • How can we make recourse mechanism work better for Black workers?

We are asking all attendees to register in advance for this webinar.

The panel will be bilingual and simultaneously interpreted in English and French.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the panel discussion. All PSAC members and the public are welcome to attend.