Prairie Region Convention Report
During the 5th Prairie Region Triennial Convention in Winnipeg, Manitoba from June 10-12, delegates re-elected Sister Robyn Benson as Regional Executive Vice-President. Sister Benson has held this position since 2000.
Prior to serving as REVP, Sister Benson worked for 20 years with the Winnipeg Taxation Centre of Canada Revenue Agency. Her union involvement dates back to the 1980 strike by the Clerical and Regulatory (CR) bargaining unit when she was a term employee. She has held a variety of union positions including Regional Vice-President in the Union of Taxation Employees (UTE).
Delegates also re-elected Sister Marianne Hladun to the position of Alternate REVP. Sister Hladun has been with the Prairie Region Council since it’s inception, first in the role of Geographic Rep for North Saskatchewan, then as Alternate REVP since 2008.
Delegates adopted many resolutions including one to establish a National Bullying Awareness Campaign, and developing strategies to empower and train PSAC locals and their members to deal effectively with individual and institutional workplace bullying.
Also elected at Convention were the various representatives on the Prairie Region Council (PRC). The Area Council Reps were elected at their respective Area Council meetings prior to Convention.
The elected PRC Reps and their alternates are as follows:
|Alternate REVP||Marianne Hladun|
|Racially Visible Rep||Imy Bhatty||Vimbai Dune|
|Southern SK Rep||Jennifer Borean||Steven Van Opstal|
|Young Workers Rep||Amanda-Rose Bourget||David Fandrich|
|Regina AC Rep||Shaun Brennand||Satinder Bains|
|PWD Rep||Dave Burchell||Deb Sutton|
|Northern AB Rep||Jerad Cooper||Jo Chelick|
|Aboriginal Peoples Rep||Alex George||Gary Sparvier|
|Calgary AC Rep||Alec Goertzen|
|Prince Albert AC Rep||Tim Hogan||Denni Nelson|
|GLBT Rep||Timothy Hunt||Garth Caron|
|RWC Rep||Nancy Johnson||Karon Sackney|
|NW MB Rep||Glen Johnston||Jeff Fisher|
|SE MB Rep||Gloria Kelly||Clint Wirth|
|Seperate Employer Rep||Chad Kemery||Clint Wirth|
|Southern AB Rep||Kevin King||David Fandrich|
|Edmonton AC Rep||Nina Kiviluoma||Dave Burchell|
|DCL Rep||Fran Mohr||Petrina Runns|
|Northern SK Rep||Denni Nelson||Larry Schlosser|
|Saskatoon AC Rep||Jackie Nettleton||Nancy Johnson|
|Westman AC Rep||Susan Norman|
|Lethbridge AC Rep||David Pearson||Greg Krokrosh|
|Winnipeg AC Rep||Matt Tijani|