Keith Gauthier PRC Report (Oct. 2013)

Report of the Young Workers Rep to the Prairie Region Council submitted for the October 2013 meeting. This report covers the period from the last PRC meeting.

Keith Gauthier
Young Workers Council Rep
Prairie Region Council October 2013

The Young worker plan has been set in motion. I will be traveling throughout the Prairies to have discussions with Young workers about issues we face, create ideas and possible solutions and discuss the best ways we can communicate with each other. The dates of these meetings are:

  • Edmonton – Oct. 24 – 5:30pm
  • Calgary Oct. 25 – 5:30pm
  • Lethbridge – Oct. 26 – 1:00pm
  • Winnipeg – Nov. 6 – 5:30pm
  • Saskatoon – Nov. 7 – 5:30pm
  • Regina – Nov. 8 – 1:00pm

On September 13th , Lisa, Diane, Louise and I all had the opportunity to speak with the Federal NDP Labour Critic Alexandre Boulerice.

Alexandre had been a CUPE Representative for 9 years before he was elected as an MP. He spoke about issues that are going on within the government.

Bill C377 had its amendments voted in favor, but because of the prorogation it will have to be sent back to the senate in its original form and the amendments voted on again.

We spoke about the issues PSAC is facing within the Federal and Provincial Governments. The issues differ slightly, but it’s the same battles. We explained our We Are All Affected campaign and the challenges we are facing. He was very open to listening to us, and will bring our concerns back to the NDP.

Keith Gauthier
Young Worker Representative
PSAC, Prairie Region Council