PSAC - CATHY RINK ORGANIZER PA GROUP 15 FEB 1968

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PSAC - CATHY RINK ORGANIZER PA GROUP 15 FEB 1968 - PSAC RECRUITER I Spare-Time Spare-Time...
PSAC RECRUITER I Spare-Time Spare-Time Spare-Time Work Led to Hew Job the Public Service -Alliance., -Alliance., of Canada ii trying a new approach approach to an old. problem . how to recruit secretaries, stenographers and typists as members of employee organizations,. organizations,. . And the new approach . Involves Involves Cathy Rink, a tall, striking blonde who has been hired to recruit government female female employees into the PSAC. , FIRST FOR WOMEN I Miss Rink, who until WecT nesday was a stenographer In . the external ((fairs depart- depart- -ment, -ment, is the first woman ever hired by an employee organization organization or trade union to work oa a full-time full-time full-time basis at recruiting recruiting female employees. A native of Kendall, Sask., Miss Ririk was chosen for the Job as a result of the work she .did on behalf of the PSAC on a voluntary spare - time basis. - As part of the recruitment program, she has organized a schedule of after work coffee parties at which secretaries, stenos and typists will get together together to discuss the reasons why the women who work for the government should belong to the PSAC. "I think It's time for female government employees If "be treated as first class citizens ' and receive salaries comparable comparable to those outside the government." government." Miss Rink says. 1,M-PLUS 1,M-PLUS 1,M-PLUS NEEDED The PSAC has been unable to seek certification for secretaries, secretaries, stenos and typists. To do so they must have 50 per cent plus one, of the approximately approximately 14,000 employees in this category in the organize-' organize-' organize-' tion. At the present time, the alliance has only about 1,000 secretaries, stenos and typists in their membership. . It .will be Miss Rink's Job to attract the more than 1,000 employees needed to enable the alliance to seek certification certification for this group. . "I think a lot of women Just -aren't -aren't aware of what collective collective bargaining can do for them," says Cathy, "but we nope these coffee parties will bcjng them out so we can tell them." I...- I...- t CATHY RINK

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal15 Feb 1968, ThuPage 49

The Ottawa Journal (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)15 Feb 1968, ThuPage 49
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