Racism

PSAC is committed to fighting racism and promoting employment equity – in the workplaces we represent, within our own union and in society at large. When our members experience discrimination on the job, we file grievances and fight for their rights in the courts and at human rights commissions. Our union also provides opportunities for racially visible PSAC members network and engage in political action.

April 19, 2017
What impact will this year’s federal budget have on human rights and equity issues: women, immigration and refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQ issues and Indigenous Peoples.
April 13, 2017
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.
March 20, 2017
March 21 is designated by the United Nations to mark the importance of ending racial discrimination around the world.
January 30, 2017
PSAC joins the rest of Canada this February in recognizing and celebrating Black history, as well as the important contributions women and men from Black communities have made to our country.
January 30, 2017
PSAC stands against the recent Executive Order issued by U.S. President Trump, which temporarily halts all resettlement of refugees to the U.S. and bans nationals of seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.  We call on the Canadian government and on all Canadians to stand up against this measure, which impacts refugees, temporary residents, and immigrants, based solely on where people come from and on their religion. This is blatant racial discrimination and Islamophobia.
December 8, 2016
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased that Canada will honour a leading civil rights activist by featuring Viola Desmond on the new $10 bill. 
March 17, 2016
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21st as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
December 8, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see that the federal government is taking the issue of violence against Aboriginal women seriously by launching an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
October 7, 2015
A ban on any religious symbol in the public service would contravene our collective agreements and the Canadian Human Rights Act.
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. 

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