Regina Area Council Representative Report, Satinder Bains (February 2020)

Satinder Bains
Regina Area Council Representative
Prairie Region Council February 2020

I continue to attend and work with the Regina Human Rights and Regina Area Council committees and attended the meetings on regular bases.  Continued to participate in on the PRC conference calls to keep up to the current events and issues in the PSAC.

 As the PRC Health and Safety Committee Rep I attended the National H&S Conference on November 29 to December 1, 2019 in Montreal. The theme Mobilize for Healthier, Safer and more Respectful Workplaces was well attended with over 300 delegates. The conference consisted of keynote speakers with topic Understanding Addiction in the Context of the Opid Crisis and Mental Health. I attended three workshops Managing Workplace Stress and Overload, Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence and Impairment at Work.

In our Prairie Region caucus the members discussed our Mandates in our Region which was largely focused on Mental Health in our workplaces. We discussed how to support and engage locals, Training, how to encourage members to put H&S on their learning Plans, PSAC Prairies website link to H&S among many other issues. Our committee continues to work towards improving and developing frequently asked questions around H&S topics.

Continue to inform “F” Division and Depot Division in Regina along the USJE National office staff, RVP regarding Bargaining, Phoenix, other important issues related to our members. We continue to hand out pamphlets with information regarding defending sick leave, protecting workers, fighting for healthier workplaces and bargaining demands updates to all employees coming to work reminding them to make your Provincial vote count in the upcoming elections.

January 24th Regina Area Council held our AGM, following is the results from our elections:

President- Sister Michelle

Vice President- Sister Dani

Treasure- Brother Tim

Secretary- Sister Charito

Regina Area Council Rep- Sister Dani

Now our primary focus will be our PSAC Prairie Region Triennial Convention.

In Solidarity,
Satinder Bains