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Area Councils

PSAC Area Councils are made up of members from different locals 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.

September 24, 2014 - 3:35pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.
May 20, 2014 - 12:10pm •
National Public Service Week will be held from June 15 to 21, 2014. This event marks the importance of federal public service employees and recognizes their service to Canadian society.
May 2, 2014 - 3:13pm •
I would like to thank all and congratulate all the PSAC members who participated in our provincial Day of Action. And, of course, all the members who worked hard to help organize the event by plant gating, desk dropping, and coordinating the delivery of signs. Please pass this message on!We showed our employers – and our fellow members – yesterday that we are united, ready, and committed to defending public services, our collective agreements, and our working conditions. When we all work together, we are indeed a force to be reckoned with.
April 9, 2014 - 8:11am •
On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”. It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 
March 10, 2014 - 4:33pm •
Get involved in the Area Council in your part of the province! This page has contact information, links to meeting minutes and bylaws for our 8 Area Councils. Vancouver Area Council - bylaws - minutes
February 27, 2014 - 10:06am •
PSAC members in BC are actively involved with the work of Metro Vancouver Alliance, a broad based alliance of community groups, labour, faith and educational institutions, all working together for the common good.MVA was founded in 2009 and is comprised of almost 40 affiliated organizations, representing 200,000 people in the Greater Vancouver area. Members of MVA come from all walks of life: union locals, faith congregations, youth groups, neighborhood houses, co-ops, academic departments and community non-profits.
June 25, 2013 - 11:59am •
Let's make 2013 Victoria Pride Parade the biggest PSAC participation that the island has ever seen!The Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee would like to invite all Locals and PSAC members on Vancouver Island to march together as a PSAC convoy in the upcoming Victoria Pride Parade July 7, 2013. In the past years, we have marched behind multi-union convoys but we would like to encourage more PSAC locals and committees to come out, show support and march together.
April 29, 2013 - 4:45pm •
PSAC members are the foundation of our union. Everything our union is able to achieve depends on the strength and vitality of members and on their active participation.This five page step-by-step guide booklet is designed to help your Area Council, Womens, Young Workers or Human Rights Committee significantly increase member participation so that you grow and thrive. Most important of all, these are simple tools to ensure that you are always in the process of developing more activists.
February 14, 2013 - 1:29pm •
 Despite a huge outcry from British Columbians, the federal government still plans to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, affecting the PSAC/UCTE members who work at the station and putting lives at risk in Vancouver's busy harbour.
February 8, 2013 - 11:12am •
Cheers to Jamey Mills, President of the Vancouver Area Council, who presented this report at the AGM held in October.Thank you all for attending and thank you for supporting me over the past year as Vancouver Area Council President. I, again as last year would like to thank you for volunteering in your workplaces and communities.I would like to start with a moment of silence to commemorate our fellow members who have been killed or injured in the past year.

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