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Leadership Meeting to Launch Plan Against Government Attacks

posted Mar 19, 2013, 11:50 AM by Jen Burry
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our collective agreement rights.  The government is preparing another budget that Finance Minister Flaherty has said will require further “sacrifice” on the part of federal government workers. As well, Bill C-377 recently passed with the full support of the Conservative Government and is now before the Senate and it will impose extremely intrusive rules on all unions – including PSAC components and locals. At least one representative of the Harper Conservative Government has spoken openly in recent months about unilaterally opening our collective agreements to remove union security provisions that have existed for over 40 years.  These threats are serious. Our collective agreements, public services, our jobs, and our union are all at risk. We must join together and fight back.

The National Board of Directors of the PSAC is putting in motion a new, unprecedented plan to push back these attacks and build our union member by member. PSAC Local leaders are requested to attend a day-long meeting to discuss the plan and to receive special training on how to organize our members to respond to the latest Conservative threats facing PSAC members.

When:       Saturday, May 11th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where:     Holiday Inn Express, 2515 Mountain Road, Moncton
Special     Guests: Chris Aylward, PSAC National Executive Vice-President

PSAC will cover the costs of participation for every Local President or their designate.  If you are interested in attending, please contact our local president Jen Burry at jen.burry@stusau.ca.