PSAC is committed to fighting racism and promoting employment equity – in the workplaces we represent, within our own union and in society at large. When our members experience discrimination on the job, we file grievances and fight for their rights in the courts and at human rights commissions. Our union also provides opportunities for racially visible PSAC members network and engage in political action.
April 30, 2018
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the long and rich history of Canadians of Asian heritage and their contributions to Canada. It is also an opportunity to understand some of the challenges facing racialized people of Asian descent in Canada. History of racial discrimination Since the 1800s, immigrants of Asian descent faced racism and discrimination in the forms of restrictive immigration laws, the denial of their right to vote, segregation and other basic human rights abuses.
February 1, 2018
PSAC joins all those celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging the contributions of Black Canadians across the country and throughout our history.
March 17, 2016
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21st as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
March 25, 2015
The International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers “the opportunity to honour and to remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system”. The day also raises awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today. This year’s theme is “Women and Slavery”, which aims to:
March 19, 2014
March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. To mark this important day, PSAC is distributing a poster and backgrounder to our members in all regions.