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September 20, 2012 - 9:24am •
Public Service Alliance of Canada BC says Conservatives cutting 1,200 positions in BCVANCOUVER– A new poll shows strong opposition to federal government actions in BC, including the closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, cuts to food inspection, fisheries protection and parks staffing, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada – BC.
September 14, 2012 - 11:33am •
VANCOUVER – A group of protesters began a 24-hour sit-in protest at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station at 5 p.m. Friday after the federal government ignored a report saying lives would be lost if the station is closed as planned.The protestors arrived by boat at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station dock and will peacefully remain there for 24 hours to draw public attention to the enormous danger closing the Station would have, leaving all rescues in Vancouver harbour to the Sea Island Station in Richmond, 17 nautical miles and 35 minutes away.
September 14, 2012 - 10:18am •
Along with local labour groups and politicians, members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Canada’s largest federal public sector union, will rally and speak out against federal government cuts at family-friendly events in Grandview Park in Vancouver and Bear Creek Park in Surrey.As part of a National Day of Action, held across the country, members of PSAC will be talking to the public about the impact federal cuts have on services Canadians rely on.
September 14, 2012 - 10:17am •
Along with local labour groups and politicians, members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Canada’s largest federal public sector union, will rally and speak out against federal government cuts at a family-friendly event in Central Park, Victoria.As part of a National Day of Action, held across the country, members of PSAC will be talking to the public about the impact federal cuts have on services Canadians rely on.
July 6, 2012 - 9:44am •
VICTORIA– Negotiations between the Public Service Alliance of Canada, bargaining agent for workers at VictoriaAirport, and the Airport Authority have broken off.“The employer has made it clear in no uncertain terms that they want to create a second class employee at the workplace”, says Bob Jackson, PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC. “We have been forced to seek the assistance of a Federal Conciliation Officer in an attempt to achieve a negotiated settlement.” 
June 12, 2012 - 12:54pm •
VANCOUVER, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Surfers and swimmers at the popular Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park are at risk after federal cuts this month removed four lifeguards who have been in place each summer for nearly 40 years, says their union.The concerns of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the union representing workers at Parks Canada, are echoed by Tofino's mayor and the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.
May 23, 2012 - 10:20am •
Union of Canadian Transportation Employees NEWS RELEASE Tuesday May 22, 201255 lives saved so far this year by staff at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station that will be closed by federal cuts – including 9 lives saved during Victoria Day long weekend, Coast Guard union announces in launching campaign to save Station from closureVANCOUVER – 55 lives have been saved so far this year by staff at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, including 9 lives saved this Victoria Day long weekend says the union representing Coast Guard workers.
May 17, 2012 - 2:43pm •
BC search and rescue station shut down, Coast Guard regional offices close, DFO's capacity to protect aquatic ecosystems and fisheries further diminishedOttawa - The Public Service Alliance of Canada has confirmed that 598 of its members are among the 1,072 Department of Fisheries and Oceans workers being told today that they could lose their jobs. It isn't known yet how many of these workers will be laid off or how many positions will be cut.
April 11, 2012 - 2:54pm •
VANCOUVER, April 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance  of Canada, the largest federal public sector union in the country, says that over 5,000 federal public service workers in 23 Government Departments received notices today saying they could lose their jobs.
March 28, 2012 - 9:22am •
VANCOUVER, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, will host a Budget Watch when the federal budget comes down at 1PM on March 29th.

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