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BC Regional Council

Regionalization

At the 1997 PSAC National convention the delegates passed a resolution supporting the Regionalization of the union. This established the following regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, National Headquarters, Prairies, British Columbia and the North.

Each region is represented on the Alliance Executive Committee by a Regional Executive Vice-President. The 7 REVPs along with the National President and the National Vice-President form the governing body of the Alliance.

The Regional Executive Vice-President for B.C. is Bob Jackson. He was first elected to the position of  REVP in 2011 and re-elected to a second term in 2014. Jamey Mills was elected as Alternate REVP in 2014.

Prior to his election as REVP, Bob worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as Regional Operations Coordinator in Vancouver since 1987. He started his career in Winnipeg as Meat Inspector. Bob was Regional Vice-President for the Agriculture Union Component, a position he had held since 1993.

He was a founding member of the BC Regional Council and he held the National Officer Coordinator on the BC Regional Council for two terms. Bob has been a very active member of the PSAC since 1979 and he has held various positions in his Local including President of Agriculture Union Local 20044 from 1990 to 1993. Bob has been a Health and Safety activist since the beginning of his career and he served on various Health and Safety Committees including the National Policy Committee as union representative.

The BC Regional Council

The B.C. Regional Council is composed of geographic representatives, equity representatives, a representative each for the National Officers, Directly Chartered locals and Health & Safety.

All positions on the BC Regional Council are elected from among the membership. The Regional Executive Vice President is a full-time paid position. All other members of the council work in jobs represented by the union and serve the union as volunteers. In addition to chairing the BC Regional Council, the REVP represents BC on the Alliance Executive Committee, the body that runs the union nationally. He also represents the PSAC on the Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour.

The Regional Councils meets twice a year in person and regularly via conference call to strategize on issues that affect PSAC members in B.C. The minutes of meetings will be posted on this website as well as any upcoming meetings.

If you have any items you wish the council to discuss or if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the REVP by email: revp-bc@psac.com.

Here is a list of the BC Regional Council Members elected at the 2014 BC Regional Convention.

Position Name
Regional Executive Vice President Bob Jackson
A/REVP Jamey Mills
Metro Vancouver Coordinator Jennifer Horsley
Metro Vancouver Coordinator Barry Tchir
Metro Vancouver Coordinator Terri Lee
East Fraser Valley Coordinator Anthony Paller
West Fraser Valley Coordinator Johann Ackermann
Southern Interior Coordinator Carolyn McGillivray
Southern Interior Coordinator Susan Yaciw
Northeast BC Coordinator Parveen Deepak
Northwest BC Coordinator Jill MacNeill
South Island Coordinator Colleen Girard
South Island Coordinator Patricia Martin
North Island Coordinator Bert Farwell
Aboriginal Equity Coordinator Ruby Langan
Racially Visible Equity Coordinator Jennifer Chieh Ho
Members with Disabilities Equity Coordinator Joyce Slett
Womens Coordinator Virginia Vaillancourt
Pride Equity Coordinator Paul Croes
Health & Safety Coordinator Linda Harding
DCL/Small Separate Employers Coordinator Jim Sidel
National Officers Coordinator Leanne Hughes
Young Workers Coordinator Vanessa Miller
Alternates  
Young Workers Liz Oliphant
Young Workers Lindsie Murphy
MWD Wendy Bruce
MWD Shane Polak
DCL/Small Separate Employers Joanne Hay
Women Kelly Sidhu
Health & Safety Kim Koch
Metro Vancouver Shawna Bundac
Metro Vancouver Shane Polak
Metro Vancouver Keiran Kennedy
North Vancouver Island Richard May
North Vancouver Island Christine Walker
East Fraser Valley Ken Easton
East Fraser Valley Susan Wilmshurst
West Fraser Valley Michael Small
West Fraser Valley Shirley Torres
Northwest BC Barry Cunningham
Northeast BC Pete Charlie
Aboriginal D. Jill Macneill
Aboriginal Kieran Kennedy
Racially Visible Shawna Bundac
Racially Visible Stephen Torng
Racially Visible Melissa Shih
Pride Todd Smith
Pride Jennifer Chieh Ho
August 31, 2016 - 1:08pm •
All members in the Victoria Area Invited! Friday October 14th, 7:30 to 10:30PM Irish Times Pub, upstairs mezzanine 1200 Government Street The PSAC BC Regional Council is holding a meeting in Victoria and we thought this would provide an excellent opportunity for PSAC members in the area to get together, network, and celebrate PSAC’s 50th Anniversary. We’ll provide the snacks; you provide the conversation!
August 16, 2016 - 1:37pm •
To: PSAC Locals in the B.C. Region We are pleased to be sending you this Registration Package for the 2016 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Young Workers, which will be held November 26-27, 2016 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront under the theme Up Next: Young Worker Leadership Summit. Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016 Conference Dates: November 26-27, 2016 Conference Location: Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Vancouver This Registration Package includes:
June 16, 2016 - 2:35pm •
PSAC BC, along with the BC Federation of Labour and many of its affiliates, help sponsor the BC Lions Be More Than A Bystander campaign.
April 22, 2016 - 2:16pm •
‎"International Mother Earth Day is a chance to reaffirm our collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature at a time when our planet is under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems. When we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home—and our future survival. On this International Day, let us renew our pledges to honor and respect Mother Earth Secretary" - United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
April 19, 2016 - 9:37am •
124 PSAC members working at OLG Rideau-Carleton Raceway Slots in Ontario have been locked out since December 16th. Management locked out the workers after their bargaining team refused to accept a new contract that would freeze wages for two years and remove existing pension language from the current collective agreement. Bob Jackson and the PSAC BC Regional Council just sent the letter below to the General Manager. **************** April 19, 2016 Wayne Newell, General Manager, OLG Rideau-Carleton Raceway Slots
November 19, 2015 - 2:25pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the November 2015 Regional Council meeting. The 2015-04-10,11,12 Regional Council meeting minutes is a large file (~9MB) and is available here at dropbox.
September 21, 2015 - 11:24am •
Dear Sisters and Brothers: We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015 BC Regional H&S conference being held Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15, 2015 at the Sheraton Airport Inn in Richmond BC. The application deadline is October 7, 2015.  Applications received after this date will be placed on a list according to the date and time received, and considered for any remaining seats.
May 25, 2015 - 11:47am •
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. However until 1988, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the April 2015 Regional Council meeting. The Council report is a large file (~9 MB) and available here at dropbox.com
February 18, 2015 - 12:00am •
Gong Xi Fa Cai! (Congratulations and Prosperity!) By Jennifer Chieh Ho, Coordinator for Racially Visible Members, PSAC BC Regional Council Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is a festive celebration that lasts for 15 days. Unlike Christmas Day which falls on Dec 25 annually, the Chinese New Year falls on a different day every year. This year, the first day of Chinese New Year falls on February, 19 in the lunar calendar.

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