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May 30, 2016 - 11:44am •
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 5, 2016  (apply early – space is limited)    CONFERENCE DATES: September 23 - 25, 2016 CONFERENCE LOCATION: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond *** NOTE: There is a different callout and application form for the PSAC National Equity Conference (PSAC National Women’s Conference) being held in March 2017*** The Registration Package available below includes:
April 19, 2016 - 3:51pm •
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.
April 5, 2016 - 3:55pm •
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:
March 18, 2016 - 1:17pm •
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.
January 20, 2016 - 10:10am •
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.  
Welcome back, Kits Station!
December 16, 2015 - 1:00pm •
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.
October 21, 2015 - 4:04pm •
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!
October 2, 2015 - 9:31am •
Earlier this week, Bob Jackson, PSAC Regional Executive VP for BC, was joined by our National President Robyn Benson and Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour, on a telephone town hall with PSAC members in BC to discuss the federal election. We have summarized some of the questions from PSAC members and the answers from Bob, Robyn, and Irene for members that may have been unable to take part.
September 28, 2015 - 1:27pm •
PSAC BC, along with local unions and the BC Federation of Labour are partnering with the Aboriginal Community to organize a Sisters in Spirit Vigil to celebrate, honour and support Indigenous women, girls and their families. The vigil takes place on October 4th, 5:00-6:30 pm, at city hall in Vancouver (12th at Cambie).
September 24, 2015 - 10:33am •
A message from Bob Jackson Sisters and Brothers, This October, we have an opportunity to make Canada a better place. We can elect a government that respects our collective agreements and our right to a healthy and safe workplace. We can elect a government that will bargain in good faith. One that respects the collective bargaining process, and respects public services and the workers that deliver them.

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