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Regional Convention

Democracy is one of the underlying and fundamental principles of the union. Conventions are gatherings of delegates who represent the interest of the members of the union.  At Conventions, delegates make decisions on a variety of issues and set the path for the union’s future actions.

Conventions are an opportunity for members from across the country to meet and reflect on the union’s accomplishments, decide on changes that may be needed and continue the work of building a strong national union.

At Conventions:

  • Political leaders are elected.
  • The budget is reviewed and approved and the dues rate set.
  • Amendments to the Constitution are made.
  • Policy papers (reports on issues facing the union and the union’s plan for addressing those issues) are discussed, possibly amended and approved.
  • Resolutions (written recommendations submitted by Locals, Components, regional convention and national conferences) are debated and voted on.
June 12, 2011 - 2:00am •
Photos of various component caucuses from the 2011 Prairie Region Convention and winners of the Prairie Voice Award.
June 11, 2011 - 2:00am •
The Winnipeg Host Committee held a fun night for Prairie Region Convention delegates and guests on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The evening was a cultural experience that is truly a Manitoba tradition. Guests were entertained, had their taste buds tantalized with ethnic cuisine and took a cultural trip around the world with performances from various Folklorama dance troupes.
June 10, 2011 - 2:00am •
More than four hundred members and staff of the Public Service Alliance of Canada marched through Portage and Main Friday, June 10 to rally for members of CUPW, who have been participating in rotating strikes across the country since June 3. These members share the same employer as over 160 PSAC members in the Prairie Region.PSAC National President John Gordon spoke out against the proposed employer concessions and the attacks on this valuable public service. Also speaking at the rally was CUPE National President Paul Moist and CUPW National Vice-President Gayle Bossenberry.
June 9, 2011 - 2:00am •
 More than four hundred members and staff of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will march through Portage and Main Friday, June 10 to protest Canada Post’s disgraceful approach to bargaining with their employees who are members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
June 1, 2011 - 2:00am •
If this is your first PSAC Convention, you are invited to a special New Delegate Orientation on Friday June 10th from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Wellington Room at the Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg.
May 12, 2011 - 2:00am •
The following documents will be provided in each delegate package at Convention, but the reports are also posted below for your reference.
May 12, 2011 - 2:00am •
 We have an exciting initiative planned for the Prairie Region Convention and as such are asking Locals to provide us with the names of the Stewards who will be attending Convention either as a delegate or an observer.
May 10, 2011 - 2:00am •
See below the agenda for the Prairie Region Triennial Convention. All scheduled elections are subject to any bylaw changes and the location of certain elections are to be announced closer to Convention date, June 10-12, 2011.
April 28, 2011 - 2:00am •
All delegates resolution packages have been mailed out. Please bring the entire resolution package with you to Convention. Resolutions and committee reports will not be included in Convention binders.Please see the welcome letter from Sister Robyn Benson, REVP for the Prairies, below, followed by the electronic files for the full resolution package:
April 28, 2011 - 2:00am •
 As a result of a decision by delegates at the 2003 PSAC Convention, Regional Executive Vice-Presidents and their Alternates are elected in the regions, at their respective Regional Conventions.


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