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Campaigns

January 18, 2017 - 12:00am •
On January 18, 2017, Marianne Hladun sent a letter to Mr. Ahmed Hussen welcoming him to the role of Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and briefing him on the ongoing issue of the closure of the Vegreville Immigration Centre. The letter on behalf of the 280 PSAC members affected by the closure, also included all past correspondence to and from former Minister John McCallum. All previous correspondence with the former Minister, and the latest letter to the new Minister, are attached below.
December 20, 2016 - 12:00am •
More than 400 people crowded into the Vegreville Social Centre on Monday to show their support and voice their concerns over the closure of the Vegreville Immigration Centre.
December 16, 2016 - 12:00am •
The federal government has announced its commitment to banning asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. This is a long-awaited decision; PSAC has been calling on the federal government to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos for years.
December 12, 2016 - 4:39pm •
The largest union representing federal public service workers has launched a letter campaign urging Immigration Minister John McCallum to reconsider the closure of the Immigration Centre in Vegreville.
December 7, 2016 - 2:14pm •
PSAC has launched a Respect Vegreville Facebook page to connect us with those who share our concerns.
December 7, 2016 - 1:56pm •
The largest union representing federal public service workers has launched a letter writing campaign urging Immigration Minister John McCallum to reconsider the closure of the Immigration Centre in Vegreville, Alberta.
November 25, 2016 - 2:18pm •
PSAC is taking the ongoing campaign to ban asbestos directly to the Prime Minister.
November 23, 2016 - 2:15pm •
There's been a lot of buzz and backlash since the Liberal federal government announced the closure of the Vegreville service centre. Below is a sample of the recent media coverage.
November 18, 2016 - 7:18pm •
An article about the closure of the service centre in Vegreville published in labour publication Rank and File. The article was written by Crystal Warner, Deputy Trustee for the Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU), BC/Yukon.
November 17, 2016 - 12:54pm •
NDP MP Sheri Benson has introduced a private member’s bill, C-321, to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos and use the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to protect workers’ health.

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