This course is for PSAC women members who:
• live and work in the Prairie region;
• have completed the TUB (Talking Union Basics) course or have gained equivalent experience through being an active PSAC member;
• would like to learn about issues facing women;
• want to have a more active role in their union.
• are ready to work with other women to build a stronger union.
The Unions Work for Women course will bring together PSAC women from across the Prairie region for an intense five days of talking, learning, laughing and challenging each other to develop strategies for achieving equality. The goal of this course is to build a better union by encouraging and supporting active PSAC women.
Course participants will increase their confidence, learn more about women in the labour and social justice movements, build on their leadership skills and strategize about how to address the challenges faced by women workers in Canada and around the world.
The PSAC will provide travel, accommodation, meal and incidental allowances, loss of salary, and reimbursement of family care costs, in accordance with the PSAC Travel and Family Care policies.
We are committed to ensuring that the course participants reflect the diversity of the PSAC membership in the Prairies and we have set aside a minimum of eight seats on the Women at Work course for members of the PSAC’s equality-seeking groups (Aboriginal; Racialized; Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual or Transgendered; Persons with a Disability; Youth).
PSAC women interested in this course are asked to complete registration on the website (link located at top of this page) application form and submit it by Monday August 13th
All applicants will be contacted by August 24th to advise if they have been accepted as a participant on the course. Details about travel, accommodation, expenses, etc. will be sent to members selected as course participants by August 31st.