Thanks to your efforts and the hard work of our mobilization team, we have reached a preliminary agreement that our team recommends to us all. On March 23, 2020, UCES members ratified the tentative agreement with PSAC. The agreement therefore becomes our new collective agreement, which will expire on April 30, 2022. Asians are not COVID-19. COVID-19 does not discriminate along races or ethnic lineages. We had another day of productive negotiation. Negotiations are moving forward. We will see the employer again tomorrow. The alarmism aroused by COVID-19 stems from a xenophobic fear.

Our current Treasurer, Andrée Cété, is on long-term leave and has resigned from her position. There will be an election to fill the vacancy. 2025 local members of the PSAC`s negotiating department. We will vote by electronic vote on the local website 2025. Please provide a brief explanation of no more than 150 words to support your candidacy. We will have it translated and sent to members before the vote. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our allies and to our support of the CULE for the continued support we have shown in mobilizing our subjects during the negotiations. We look forward to continuing to work with our PSAC members, especially in these difficult times and beyond.

Out of solidarity, MaryAnne Kellie Loshak JoanAnn Gravesande Sean Glavine You can name yourself or be appointed by another member. There is no need for a second place for the nomination. If you would like to participate, please send a reply email so we have an idea of the numbers. CULE supports the analysis and first calls by the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance: ourtimes.ca/article/virus-precaution-versus-racism more images, more mobilization of more members of the CULE! PSAC is committed to equal employment and is actively engaged in obtaining representative staff. We recommend requests from members of equity research groups. UCES supports the Analysis by the Asian Canadian Workers Alliance and the organization`s call for solidarity (see ourtimes.ca/article/virus-precaution-versus-racism). Recent events have shown that this is now an important time to push together for social justice for the most marginalized and oppressed among us. Learn more about our local standing committees Join a committee – or even start a committee Learn Your local comrades We would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts allies and members of the UCES for their sustained support in our mobilization efforts.

We look forward to working with our PSAC members, especially in these difficult times and well thereafter. You do not have to apply for leave for the meeting, but please inform your coordinator or supervisor that you would like to attend. The unexpected appearance of a new virus has led to open attacks against East Asians in the schoolyard, in the public space… universities and at work. Companies and their workers suffer from the mass prevention of «Asians» or «Chinese». There`s food! The pizza will be served and the music will be groovy! The alarmism associated with COVID-19 remains rooted in xenophobic fear. Nominations close on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. One of the reasons we are at an impasse with our employer.