In recognition that young people face new challenges in the public sector such as precarious contractual arrangements, diminishing opportunities, and retrenchment of collective benefits, and that youth are entering into the labour force with unprecedented levels of student debt, the Public Service Labour Youth Caucus, herein referred to as the “Caucus”, was established on October 6th, 2015 by members of the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
The Caucus was established to promote dialogue, coordination and a united voice between young public servants across the Public Service. The mandate of the Caucus includes:
- Providing an inter-union forum to share ideas and discuss issues that affect young members across the Public Service;
- Coordinating and organize collective action to defend the interest of young members of the Public Service;
- Providing collective advice and recommendations to our respective unions on matters related to young members of the Public Service; and
- Engaging the broader community that shares our ideals and concerns of inter-generational solidarity, generational equity and opportunities for young people.
To carry out its mandate, the Caucus’s objectives aims to:
- Build a strong and dependable network of communication between unions to discuss issues that matter to young members in the Public Service;
- Initiate collective actions, joint responses and common projects across the different labour unions of the Public Service to defend the rights of young members of the Public Service;
- Engage young Public Servants by promoting and hosting events, workshops and other relevant activities;
- Encourage strategic alliances with the broader labour movement and other allies.
- Douglas Hagar, Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE).
- Ian Gallant, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
- Gabriel Bourdon, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
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