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On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, we commemorate workers whose lives have been lost at work and those who have been injured in the workplace.

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

Election day is less than a week away and, on April 23, you will have the opportunity to influence the political landscape in your province.

This is a landmark election in that, for the first time in 40 years, the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta is seeing a decline in popularity and may be on the verge of a historic defeat. This is our opportunity to affect much needed change in Alberta.

On April 11, 2012, 5,561 of our members in 23 departments across the country received notices saying they could lose their jobs. Those included 775 members from the Prairie Region. 

Work Force Adjustment – April Notices

PSAC cannot comment on WFA notices until we can confirm that members have been informed, a process carried out by management. We can confirm that as of April 13, 2012, 7,302 of our members in 31 departments received notices saying they could lose their jobs. Those included 1,043 members from the Prairie Region. The departmental breakdown for the Prairies includes:

This week is a very dark one for many PSAC members across the country. Thousands of members received notices from their departments advising them that they are "affected employees", or worse, under the WFA. In some cases members were advised that the section or organization that they are working for is shutting its doors.

GLBT Members and Allies of the Prairies:

April 11, 2012 is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities.

This is a Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) initiative that brings all Canadian unions into local schools and communities for a day. PSAC is a member of the CLC.