More than 500 PSAC members from five equity groups and their allies attended the union’s triennial National Equity Conferences in Toronto last month to raise awareness, deepen their knowledge and strategize around issues of discrimination and equality. With the theme “Equality at Work”, the five-day gathering was the second time PSAC held the conferences for all five equity groups simultaneously in one location, allowing for the cross-sharing of issues and perspectives among members from racially visible, GLBT, Aboriginal, women and disability groups and communities.
PSAC is committed to recognizing and celebrating the contributions of union members from lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and transsexual communities
November 17, 2016
On the Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20th, PSAC commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. We also honour those who continue to face violence and discrimination as they work for more just and inclusive communities.
May 16, 2016
PSAC is committed to advancing the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Canada. We work to eradicate homophobia and transphobia in the workplace.
August 27, 2015
Discrimination is an action or a decision that treats a person or a group negatively for reasons such as their race, age, disability, etc.
June 25, 2015
PSAC is proud of the victories we have achieved for our GLBT members through collective bargaining, litigation and mobilization. Truly, PSAC Works for GLBT Rights.
February 23, 2015
The following letter was sent to all members of the Canadian Senate. February 23, 2015. Dear Senator: As you know, Bill C-279 is the latest in a series of proposed laws that would extend long-overdue human rights protection to transgender people. We are very concerned that it has taken so long for Parliament to adopt legislation that would not only ensure full human rights protection for trans people, but also help ensure their dignity and equality in the community.
February 23, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on the Senate to pass Bill C-279, the Trans Rights Bill, immediately.
September 25, 2014
PSAC bargained a travel insurance policy that recognized same-sex spouses in 1992. This was one of the union’s first victories at the bargaining table for GLBT members.
June 25, 2014
PSAC is a proud ally in the struggle for the advancement of the human rights of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Canada. Eradicating homophobia and transphobia in the workplace and bargaining and lobbying for the full protection of our GLBT members’ human rights are ongoing priorities for the PSAC. The current, concerted attacks on unions undermine the struggle for human rights. Together, we can work to fend off such attacks by championing the many victories we’ve gained for our members.
May 13, 2014
May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, and the Public Service Alliance of Canada stands in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans and queer communities.