It's time to raise the minimum wage! PSAC members joined with hundreds of people in Vancouver on the Canadian National Day of Action for a $15 Minimum Wage. British Columbia has the lowest minimum wage in Canada and this leaves full-time workers living thousands of dollars below the poverty line. We believe that work should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. It's time for the BC government to make a real increase the minimum wage so that nobody is left behind.
To: PSAC Locals in the B.C. Region
Registration deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2016 (note extension)
Conference dates: May 13-15, 2016
Planned conference location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby (pending the outcome of negotiations between the hotel and UNITE HERE Local 40).
This registration package includes:
The PSAC BC Mainland Human Rights Committee would like to invite PSAC members and Locals to participate in a campaign to gather items to support our new neighbours arriving from Syria. The Human Rights Committee has partnered with the Immigrant Services Society of BC to join their Family Basket campaign. ISSBC is in need of household items, basic toiletries, grocery store voucher cards, and food.
This two-day national event will bring together subject experts, workers, employers, and governments to share their knowledge and experience around current and emerging health and safety issues. Visit www.ccohs.ca for more information.
PSAC BC has subsidies available to attend the forum - contact James Little for more information.
The staff in the BC Region wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you in 2016!
Please note that the Vancouver and Victoria Regional Offices will be closed from December 25th through January 1st. In case of emergency, please call (604) 430-5631 or 1 (800) 663-1655 and leave a message in the general delivery voicemail box - we will be checking regularly for messages.
Hunter Tootoo, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, officially announced today that the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station in Vancouver would be re-opened.
“PSAC is happy to see the government listened to British Columbians and officially announced Kits Station’s reopening today,” said Bob Jackson, Public Service Alliance of Canada Regional Executive Vice-President for BC.
Season's greetings Sisters and Brothers,
As is our holiday tradition, PSAC BC has made a donation to Protein for People – a non-profit society started by unions and the United Way who donate tens of thousands of cans of BC salmon to food banks throughout the province every year. We are celebrating the holiday season by supporting this very worthy cause.
As we look back at 2015 we have a lot to be proud of, particularly when it comes to the federal election.
Now that this epic election campaign is over and we have a new government – and for many of us a new employer, I would like to take a moment to thank PSAC members in BC for your work and support over the past months and look forward to the next few years.
I’m confident that all of you voted and for that I say – THANK YOU!