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The Canadian Union Of Labour Employees represents over eighty unionized staff employed in the regional offices of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). In addition, CULE represents all employees of the Nunavut Employees Union, a Component of the PSAC.

Protected: CULE Audited Financial Statements

May 11th, 2015
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Protected: Minutes: CULE Executive Conference Call – February 11 2015

May 4th, 2015
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Protected: Equity Director (Alternate) report for CULE meeting April 25-26, 2015

May 4th, 2015
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Protected: CULE President’s Report – April 26, 2015

May 4th, 2015
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Protected: Overview of Day 5 of Convention

May 4th, 2015
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Protected: Overview of Day 4 of Convention

May 4th, 2015
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Protected: Overview of Day 3 of PSAC Convention

April 30th, 2015
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Protected: Overview of Day 2 of Convention

April 29th, 2015
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Protected: Convention Day 1 Update

April 28th, 2015
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CULE Statement for March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism

March 20th, 2015

In October 1966 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racism.

Since the proclamation of this day, the world continues to see the rise of racism in every corner of the earth.  Racism continues to invade our consciousness, via the various news media.  We continue to see people killed based on race and class, we continue to see discrimination in the education system and workplaces based on race and class.

In Canada we are unwilling witnesses to the double standard that the present government uses in addressing the disappearance of our Aboriginal sisters.  We are forced to listen to the Conservative Government label people terrorist because of race and class.

CULE is committed to fighting all forms of racism and injustice within the workplace and the larger community.  We call on all CULE members to continue the fight to eliminate racism within the workplace and the larger community.

Protected: CULE Executive Conf Call minutes – Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 8 2014

February 24th, 2015
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Celebrate Black History Month

February 6th, 2015

Black History was originally celebrated as a Black History Week in 1926 in the United States of America. At the launching of the Black History Week – Carter G Woodson made the following quote “If a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands  in danger of being exterminated.’

In 1976, Black History Week was expanded to the month of February and officially recognized by the government of the USA.

In 1979, Canada began celebrating Black History Month in 1995 after a motion by politician Jean Augustine to the House of Commons. Canada officially recognized February as Black History Month.  In 2008, Senator Donald Oliver moved to have the Senate officially recognize Black History Month, which was unanimously approved.

The United Kingdom began celebrating Black History Month in 1987.

In February 2015, CULE salutes the contributions of the Black Community to the development of the societies of the USA, UK and Canada.  We recognize and applaud the many inventions that were made by members of the Black Community such as the cellular phone and the typewriter. Click for a full list.

CULE would also like to acknowledge the oppression and the struggles of the Black Community in the last two years in the USA, UK and Canada. CULE stands in solidarity in the struggles against oppression and discrimination.

Election results: Unit II MAL and Reclassification Committee

January 29th, 2015

Diane Gallant has been elected CULE Unit II Member at Large and Colleen MacKay as been elected as the Unit II Representative on the Reclassification Committee.

Congratulations both!

Farewell to Sister Colette Savarie

January 12th, 2015

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CULE wants to wish Sister Colette Savarie all the best in her retirement!

CULE II Member at Large and Classification Review Committee – time to vote

December 15th, 2014

Two Unit II members have put their names forward for the position of Unit II Member at Large, and a vote will be held. All CULE Unit II members are eligible and encouraged to vote. Click on the name for the candidates’ bio/statement, which will be posted as received.

  • Duggal, Monika – Nominated by Marija Babic, seconded by Nina Babcook
  • Gallant, Diane – Nominated by Susan Payne, seconded by Rowena Baker

Two Unit II members have put their names forward for the position of Unit II Classification Review Committee member, and a vote will be held. All CULE Unit II members are eligible and encouraged to vote. Click on the name for the candidates’ bio/statement, which will be posted as received.

  • Duggal, Monika – Nominated by Marija Babic, seconded by Nina Babcook
  • MacKay, Colleen – Nominated by Diane Gallant, seconded by Rowena Baker

Balloting Procedures – both elections

Download your ballot (note the ballot for both elections is contained in the attached document) and return to

Sandra Goodick c/o
PSAC Thunder Bay Regional Office
Suite 224, 1139 Alloy Drive
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6M8

prior to the deadline – close of business January 15, 2015 – please take this into account when sending ballots via mail. As always use the double envelope method and please ensure your name is clearly marked on the outer envelope. Note that ballots will not be accepted by email, fax, or proxy. A physical ballot must be used and must arrive in Thunder Bay prior to close of business on January 15, 2015.