The delegates gathered at the PSAC-Quebec 10th triennial convention re-elected Yvon Barrière for a second term effective until 2023.
Sister Annick Lamoureux of Local UTE-10008 was elected Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President. Annick is vice-president of the 3L Abitibi-Témiscamingue Regional Council and is part of the women and equity committees of the same region. She is also a member of the FTQ women’s committee for the Laurentides-Lanaudière region.
183 delegates and 34 observers attended the first virtual PSAC-Quebec convention held from June 17 to 20.
“I am delighted that the delegates have chosen me for a second term. I thank them for their trust. I am also excited to be able to continue the work started in June 2018! » Yvon Barrière, re-elected VPER.
Prior to his first election as REVP, Yvon was the regional vice-president of the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (SESJ) since 2014. When he was a correctional program officer from 2002 to 2014, Yvon was recognized for his empathy and his constructive interventions.
“We have a lot of work ahead and I am excited to face those challenges with you all with confidence and determination. The more united and stronger we are, the greater and many our victories will be. We have already shown that we can do great things when we stick together and push in the same direction. “
At the national level, Yvon co-chairs the official languages and the directly chartered locals portfolios and he is assigned to the EB group negotiations.
“I want to improve service to members across Quebec. Very quickly, we will also have to prepare for the federal elections and, not long after, the provincial ones. We will have to ensure that the electoral platforms correspond to our demands and our union values. I also intend to work hard on the official languages portfolio to make sure that our members’ right to work in French is respected. This is an issue that is close to my heart. “
PSAC-Quebec has more than 40,000 members divided almost equally between the sectors of the federal public service and directly chartered locals.