Media Advisory – Federal public sector workers rally and speak out against federal government cuts in Vancouver and Surrey on September 15

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.

They will highlight how cuts are hurting seniors, the unemployed, veterans and new Canadians; how cuts at CFIA are putting food safety at risk; how cuts to search and rescue are putting lives at risk, and how cuts to protection and monitoring of fish habitat, and cuts to scientific research are putting the environment at risk.

Vancouver

What:   Rally for Public Services, an informative, fun event including an information table, games and prizes for the public, and guest speakers

When: 11AM - 2PM, rally program to begin at 12:30PM

Where: GrandviewPark, Commercial Driveat Charles St, Vancouver

Who: Speakers scheduled for 12:30PM include

  • Kennedy Stewart, MP for Burnaby-Douglas
  • Chris Aylward, National Vice President, Public Service Allianceof Canada
  • Irene Lanzinger, Secretary-Treasurer, BC Federation of Labour
  • Jacquie de Aguayo, Hospital Employees Union
  • Joey Hartman, President, Vancouver & District Labour Council

Surrey

What: Solidarity BBQ, family-friendly events and guest speakers

When: 11AM - 2PM, rally program to begin at 12:00PM

Where: BearCreekPark, 88th and King George Boulevard, Surrey

Who: Speakers scheduled for 12:00PMinclude

  • Jasbir Sandhu, MP for Surrey North
  • Laurie Mayhew, New Westminster & District Labour Council
  • Federal public sector workers who have been affected by cutbacks

For more information: Patrick Bragg, PSAC Communications, cell: 778 889 3486

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