Report of the Regional Vice-President, Atlantic Region – April 2022

Anyone who has ever been on a long journey with children (or the impatient) lives in constant existential dread of the four cursed words: “Are we there yet?” They can come at any point in the journey, appear only once or every 30 seconds, and are often followed by a long litany of complaints and …

Report of the Regional Vice-President, Atlantic Region – May 2021

As I write this report, it has been a full year since the Corona Virus was declared a global pandemic, and life as we know it changed forever. It has been quite the rollercoaster ride as we got used to wearing a mask, keeping our distance from both those we love and complete strangers, and …

Report of the Regional Vice-President Atlantic Region – November 2020

In a normal world, this report would be discussing my activities at the PSAC Atlantic Regional Triennial Convention, the Canadian Labour Congress Triennial Convention, and various Local visits. But the normal world has been cancelled. This is the world of COVID-19, which has completely transformed the way we live and work. Unfortunately, some parts of …

Report to the 2020 Convention Presented by Edwin Macdonald Regional Vice-President Atlantic

When I started making notes for this report, a couple of news agencies gave a few minutes of airtime to a filler story about a new cold virus infecting a few people in a single city in China. I was far more focused on trying to impress upon the Employer the importance of being very …

Report of the Regional Vice-President, Atlantic Region – May 2019

It is my extreme honour to submit my first report as RVP, Atlantic. I would like to begin by expressing my thanks to my predecessor, Michelle Bradley, for her dedication and many years of service to the UVAE members in Atlantic Canada. Michelle kept the flag flying through some very difficult times that would have shattered a lesser person. My tenure …