John Gordon re-elected PSAC National President

    VANCOUVER, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - John Gordon has been re-elected as the
National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). Gordon was
first elected President in 2006 and had previously served as the union's
National Executive Vice-President since 2000. Gordon was re-elected National
President at PSAC's 15th National Triennial Convention in Vancouver, B.C.
    "Over the last three years, PSAC has taken great strides to defend
quality public services against the Harper government's cynical and
ideological cuts," said Gordon. "Public services are the great equalizer -
they improve Canadians' lives and help protect them against job losses and
financial devastation. I am proud to work with PSAC to continue the struggle
to protect public services, economic justice and human rights."
    Prior to his election as National Executive Vice-President, Gordon was
the National President of the Union of Public Works Employees from 1982 to
1999. A PSAC activist since 1974, when he joined the federal public sector as
a tradesperson with Public Works Canada, Gordon has held a variety of union
positions in his Component.

    Patty Ducharme re-elected VP

    Delegates also re-elected Patty Ducharme as the union's National
Executive Vice-President for a second term. Prior to her election as National
Vice-President in 2006, Ducharme was PSAC's Regional Executive Vice-President
(REVP) for British Columbia.
    Prior to her election as REVP in 2000, Ducharme had worked as a customs
inspector in British Columbia and served as First Vice-President of Branch
20040 of the Customs and Immigration Union (formerly known as CEUDA). She has
been a PSAC activist for almost 25 years holding a number of union positions.
    Jérôme Turcq was elected as the Alternate National Executive
Vice-President. He is PSAC's Regional Executive Vice-President for Quebec, a
position he has held since 2000.

For further information:

For further information: Ariel Troster, PSAC Communications, (613)
292-8363 (cell)

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