Although no slave ship docked on Canadian shores, the transatlantic slave trade and other forms of enslavement existed in Canada for more than 200 years. Today, we reflect on the devastating history of slavery and the legacy of racism that Black, Caribbean, and people of African descent and Indigenous people, particularly women, continue to experience today.
PSAC strongly condemns ongoing inaction on the part of Manitoba government leaders and the City of Winnipeg. The refusal to search for three Indigenous women in the Prairie Green Landfill is proof of ongoing colonization and erasure of Indigenous women. We expect better from governments at all levels.
In 2021, PSAC launched the Anti-Racism Action Plan to review how our union serves, mobilizes, engages and represents Indigenous, Black, Asian and racialized members and works to address harm and build a truly anti-racist union.
Last month, PSAC made a presentation to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights on anti-Black racism, sexism and systemic discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), and more broadly throughout the federal public service.
Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate Asian communities, representing diversity in more than 45 countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Western Asia, and Central Asia.
On Emancipation Day, we recognize the struggle for freedom led by enslaved people, the consequences of inter-generational trauma that followed, and the link between slavery and systemic discrimination today. Discrimination in hiring practices, wage gaps, microaggressions, and other inequities continue to be the reality for many Indigenous and Black workers.
PSAC welcomes the formal apology by the federal government for its racist treatment of the Nova Scotia-based No. 2 Construction Battalion during the First World War.
In national and international press coverage, words used to describe sexual harassment in Canada’s military include: “crisis,” “scourge,” and “broken.”
The external review into Canada’s military released this week highlights the sheer magnitude of systemic violence and harass
This week, PSAC put forward comprehensive recommendations to improve the Employment Equity Act (EEA) for workers in federally regulated workplaces to the task force in charge of the legislative rev
It’s been 20 years since the federal government officially recognized Asian Heritage Month, but Asian and Asian-Canadian workers have been contributing their labour – and organizing for workers’ rights – for at least 200 years before that.
With the Independent External Comprehensive Review of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces expected to be released next month, PSAC and the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) are expecting that the report and its recommendations will provide yet another urgently needed push towards concrete change and accountability in Canada’s military.
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