Prairies REVP Marianne Hladun wrote a follow up letter to Saskatoon-Humboldt MP Brad Trost regarding the Conservative government's conflicting actions around human trafficking after the original letter from July 3, 2012 was ignored.
HELLO PSAC LOCALS,
PLEASE POST ON YOUR BULLETIN BOARDS AND DISTRIBUTE TO ALL MEMBERS!
PSAC NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
MEMORIAL PARK (corner of Broadway and York)
PSAC Sisters in Lethbridge participated in events for “Womb Swarm Parliament — Textile Artists United Against Motion M-312,” a creative initiative opposing the dangerous anti-abortion motion currently being debated in Ottawa. The private member's motion by Tory MP Stephen Woodworth asks that a committee re-examine when a fetus should be considered a human being.
On July 18, the National Board of Directors made a decision to hold a cross-country day of action this fall on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Activities for the September 15th cross-country day of action will be organized in every PSAC region, and will be coordinated through the PSAC's Regional Offices.
Since the federal budget was tabled on March 29, 2012, 16,873 PSAC members in 44 federal government departments and agencies have been told they could lose their jobs.Harper’s Conservative government has implemented changes that impact important services that Canadians rely on in areas such as health care, food safety, environmental protection, human rights, arts, research and science.
On July 31, 2012, Marianne Hladun, Regional Executive Vice-President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (Prairie Region) submitted a response to the Consultation Paper on the Renewal of Labour Legislation in Saskatchewan
In July, Treasury Board President Tony Clement made an appearance in Brandon, Manitoba where PSAC members handed him and Merv Tweed, Conservative MP for Brandon-Souris, their affected letters. Members also discussed their concerns regarding EI services leaving Manitoba and the issue of closing the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) in Saskatchewan.
PSAC has launched an online campaign for people to send Harper an "affected" letter telling him that his services will no longer be required after the 2015 election.The Prairie Region is home to the Prime Minister and 10 Ministers, including:
The two largest federal public service unions are charging Treasury Board and a number of departments with failing to set up the system that will assist employees whose jobs are disappearing to stay in the public service.