Logo Design Competition

Call for submissions! LOGO Contest! Prize $50  Our newly formed union Public service alliance of Canada (PSAC) local 40004 is in search of a logo for their inauguration.  Theme: PSAC and U of S – PDF & Student workers Guidelines: Focus on Union of Graduate and Postdoctoral Workers (UGPW) – PSAC Local 40004 and Try to include UGPW & PSAC Local 40004 word in your design.  Deadline: Jan 7 2017, 6:00 p.m. Submit to psac40004@gmail.com  Winner will be announced in the Second week of the New Year 2018.

We are excited to see your designs for our union’s new logo!

If you have questions email psac40004@gmail.com

New Executive Committee

A big thank you to the previous Executive Committee for all their support and hard work on behalf of PSAC Local 40004 members! A new Executive Committee was elected at the last Annual General Meeting and we look forward to getting to know our members.

President: Dr. Elaheh Khozeimeh Sarbisheh

SHRF and CIHR-THRUST Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Chemistry

Vice President: Saman Naghieh

PhD candidate in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Biomedical Engineering

Treasurer: Laura Larsen

PhD candidate in Department of History

Secretary: Dr. Sampath Perumal

Postdoctoral Fellow in Department of Plant Sciences

Executive resignation & Union Pancake breakfast

Dear Members,

Executive resignation

I am resigning from the local presidency effective this morning, when Seth Dueck will take over. Seth is currently serving as the Union Vice President and on the bargaining team. Seth is committed to working for better working conditions for all graduate students on campus and will be an effective advocate for you. It’s been my privilege to serve as president, and I hope you will all support Seth in his new role.

Welcome Week Pancake Breakfast

We would like to invite you to a free pancake breakfast for all union workers and students on September 7th in the bowl from 7:30-10:00 am.

Pancake Breakfast poster

Isaac Pratt

PSAC Local 40004 President

No Movement On Wages

The latest bargaining update from our bargaining team is now available.  Past updates from the bargaining team can be found under the “Bargaining Updates” tab above.  Please join us for our Annual General Meeting (Thursday March 30th, 5pm, Arts 263) to show the university that we have an active membership that is a valuable part of this institution that needs to be taken seriously.

More information about the AGM can be found here.

Agenda and Proposed Bylaws for AGM

The agenda for our March 30th AGM is available (here) along with our proposed bylaws (here). We will be voting on whether to approve these bylaws as circulated at our AGM.  The bylaws also contain descriptions of the duties for our four executive positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer).  If you have any questions about these duties please feel free to contact us!  Nominations for these positions can be sent to our email or can happen during the AGM.  Please attend the AGM and consider letting your name stand for nomination.

Annual General Meeting March 30th 5pm

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on March 30th at 5pm in Arts 263.  At this time we will be holding elections for our four executive positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and submitting bylaws for the approval of our membership.  A more detailed agenda will be posted, along with a draft of our bylaws, on Monday March 20th.  The bylaws are currently under review at our Regional PSAC office to ensure they are in accordance with the PSAC Constitution.