Public Service Alliance of Canada

Public Service Alliance of Canada

September 14, 2012 14:56 ET

Media Advisory-Community and Labour Groups Bring Protest Against Austerity Measures to Kitchener in National Day of Action to Support Public Services

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2012) - The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is holding a National Day of Action on Saturday September 15th, 2012 to protest the federal government's austerity agenda. Under the Conservative government, public services have been slashed and tens of thousands of workers who provide them are being told their jobs are in jeopardy.

"Public services are crucial to the foundation of our communities. They reduce inequality and ensure that everyone has a standard of care that helps to better the quality of life for themselves and their families," states Sharon DeSousa, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for Ontario.

This Conservative government does not believe in strengthening the services that Canadians rely upon for their security and prosperity. The shroud of secrecy with which they have undertaken their reckless agenda of cuts is further proof that this government knows that what it is doing goes against the wishes of Canadians.

PSAC is standing together with other labour unions, community groups, human rights organizations and concerned citizens for a Canada that continues to invest in its people through strong social and public programs.

EVENT: National Day of Action: Rally Against Austerity
DATE: Saturday, September 15, 2012
TIME: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Victoria Park, Kitchener - in the Clock Tower field
SPEAKERS: Catherine Fife, NDP MPP, Kitchener-Waterloo
Marie Clarke Walker, Executive Vice President, Canadian Labour Congress
Nancy Hutchison, Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Federation of Labour
James Gordon, Guelph-Wellington NDP Candidate
Steve Sachs, Recording Secretary, Waterloo Regional Labour Council
Mark Cairns, Youth Representative, Waterloo Regional Labour Council
Melanee Jessup, PSAC Ontario Council; President, K-W Area Council, PSAC
Mary Anne Walker, Chair, K-W Regional Women's Committee, PSAC
More to be announced

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is one of Canada's largest unions. It represents more than 172,000 people from coast to coast to coast in addition to people who work abroad in embassies and consulates. Visit:

Contact Information

  • Public Service Alliance of Canada
    Melanee Jessup
    Cell: 226-808-8329