Racism

Why PSAC is hosting an anti-racism webinar specifically directed to white people?

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Sisters and Brothers,

Yesterday we sent out some information about a webinar PSAC is hosting.  Some members were offended and/or upset with the title.  PSAC has posted some information on their website to clarify what the webinar is about and why they are hosting it.

Here is a link to the PSAC website:  http://psacunion.ca/why-webinar-antiracism-white-folks

In Solidarity,

Webinar: An Introduction to Antiracism for White Folks

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Good morning Sisters and Brothers,

The PSAC has developed a webinar entitled "An Introduction to Antiracism for White Folks". This webinar is aimed at all white PSAC members, but anyone who wishes to attend is welcome! 

I think this is a great initiative and I strongly encourage you to register for this webinar.

There will be sessions in English on Monday, July 20 and in French on Tuesday, July 21.

For more information, please see the PSAC's message below.

Thank you.

In Solidarity,

National Indigenous Peoples Day: violence and injustice persist

Monday, June 22, 2020

Take action now! 

Indigenous History Month has been marked by multiple deaths for the very people it was designed to celebrate and honour.

On June 2, Everett Patrick, died in police custody after being bitten by police dogs in Prince George, BC. Two days later, 26-year old Chantel Moore was killed by police during a wellness check in Edmunston, New Brunswick. And on June 12, Rodney Levi died after being shot by RCMP near the Metepenagiag Mi'kmaq Nation.

Employers and unions must address systemic racism

Friday, June 5, 2020

This week, a PSAC member was terminated after sharing a racist video that mocked the murder of George Floyd.  

We were appalled at the creation and distribution of such disturbing and offensive content. It is particularly troubling when we consider that one of the people involved, worked for a major federal institution. 

It demonstrates just how pervasive and systemic the problem of racism is.  No institution is immune. Unions, small business, large companies, public employers – we all have a great deal of work to do in order to eradicate racism.