Hundreds of childcare activists gathered in Winnipeg November 13-15 for the ChildCare2020 National Conference. Among them were a delegation of PSAC members, including Prairies REVP Marianne Hladun and three Prairies activists.
What could childcare look like in 2020, if our federal and provincial governments actually invested in a universal and affordable system? Watch our Childcare 2020 video for a glimpse into what the future could hold if the federal government invested in a national childcare system.
Canada Post had advised PSAC that their initial expectation of completing the pay equity payments by December 2014 was an optimistic forecast. So far they have given no new timeframe but PSAC expects the payments will continue well in 2015.
In the next video from the award-winning Prairies Video Project, members share stories about the fight for maternity leave/family leave in the 1980 CR strike and how their victory has since benefitted countless families.Sandra Clarke, PSAC/UTE member since 1969, was on the line for that strike. In the video she recalls what it was like before the union sisters fought for leave provisions.
March 8 is International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements. The 2014 theme for the internationally recognized day is “Inspiring Change”. It calls attention to the positive gains made, but the inequities that still exists and the work we have left to do.