Delegates at the 2021 PSAC-Quebec Regional Triennial Convention re-elected Yvon Barrière as Regional Executive Vice-President. Annick Lamoureux of UTE Local 10008 was also elected Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President. PSAC-Quebec’s first virtual convention, held on June 17-20, welcomed 183 delegates and 34 observers.
May 7, 2021
The Quebec Superior Court has recently ruled on Bill 21, the Act respecting the laicity (secularism) of the State. Bill 21 bans public school teachers, judges, police officers and other public service workers from wearing religious symbols – like the hijab, kippah and turban – while at work. PSAC was an intervening party in this dispute, one of two unions to join the legal challenge.
March 13, 2020
As noted yesterday, in keeping with recommendations from both local and national health authorities regarding COVID-19, the union has made the difficult decision to suspend activities that would require a large gathering of members. The following PSAC Regional Conventions will be postponed and efforts made to reschedule at a future date:
February 28, 2020
His experiences in Haiti shaped his outlook on social justice and workers’ rights. Djimy states, “Having been raised in a dictatorship, I witnessed the disregard of human rights by people who were clinging to power at the expense of the well-being of the community. I promised myself that as I grew up, I would do everything in my power to improve the lot of my community.”
June 21, 2019
Chris Aylward and Magali Picard visited the Québec region in April 2019. You will find a list of the cities visited and a few pictures. Québec 04/24 - Chicoutimi 04/24 - Jonquière 04/25-27 - Québec
March 13, 2019
Approximately 100 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC-Quebec) blocked the entrance at 1550 Avenue D’Estimauville in Québec City where more than 700 public service employees work. Members are protesting against the Phoenix pay system and the federal government’s latest offers in negotiations for the renewal of collective agreements. Along with dozens of members of Fédération des travailleuses et des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) affiliates who have come to show their support, PSAC members are speaking out against the nightmarish Phoenix pay system.
February 18, 2019
February 13, 2019
Yesterday, workers at the Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) presented their cost-saving proposals to management as part of an effort to stave off the unnecessary and greed-driven layoffs of 93 unionized employees — to be replaced with precarious contractors.
July 9, 2018
Yvon Barrière was elected Regional Executive Vice-President for Quebec on June 29, 2018. He previously held the position of Quebec Regional Vice-President for the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE).