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Area Councils

PSAC Area Councils are made up of members from different locals, branches, and components, grouped within regional areas. Area Councils are the political arm of our Union - they engage with and mobilize around PSAC and Labour campaigns and come together to lobby their political representatives, raise awareness of issues affecting our members, workers and the Canadian public. Area Councils also allow for discussion, collaboration and activism across Component lines. Area Council members also work with community partners, build links with other Labour groups and send members and resolutions to PSAC Regional and National Conventions.

There are currently 8 Area Councils in BC. They are located in Vancouver, Surrey/Delta/Langley (West Fraser Valley AC), the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan, North Vancouver Island, Victoria, Northwest BC (Prince Rupert / Terrace), and Northeast BC (Prince George and area). To get involved with an Area Council, check the calendar on the main page for upcoming meetings, contact the Chairpersons/Presidents at the link below, or call your Regional Office.

PSAC BC Area Council contact information, bylaws, and minutes. April 2018

January 2, 2018 - 11:25am •
Here is an archive of the North East Area Council (formerly Prince George AC) meeting minutes - scroll down for the North East Area Council bylaws.
December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm •
Vancouver – On December 13, the last government pay day before Christmas, federal public service workers in Vancouver are rallying to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and to call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and on time. Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Time: 12PM – 1PM Location: Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings, Vancouver The Phoenix payroll system used by the federal government has been riddled with problems since it was rolled out in early 2016.
December 5, 2017 - 10:14am •
Surrey - The New Westminster and District Labour Council and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are sponsoring a candlelight vigil at Holland Park in Surrey on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. December 6th marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Members of the public will gather to reflect on violence against women and collect donations for local women's organizations.
September 7, 2017 - 1:47pm •
June 1, 2017 - 8:51am •
Are you a federal government worker affected by the Phoenix fiasco? Help us raise awareness! We want to hear your story so we can share it with the public, politicians, and other members.
May 4, 2017 - 4:11pm •
April 10, 2017 - 4:04pm •
March 10, 2017 - 3:19pm •
Here is an archive of the East Fraser Valley Area Council meeting minutes - scroll to the bottom of the list for the East Fraser Valley Area Council bylaws.
March 9, 2017 - 12:15pm •
Just over 25 years ago, the Supreme Court confirmed that federal public service workers have a constitutional right to engage in political activity. Before that, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow these workers to take part in any political activities except casting their vote.
March 2, 2017 - 4:20pm •

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Upcoming Area Councils Events

Victoria Area Council meeting September 26, 2018 • Victoria
West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting November 5, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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