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 elected to the position of REVP in 2011 and Jayne Johns was elected as Alternate REVP.
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 4 times a year 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 [at] psac [dot] com.
Here is a list of the BC Regional Council Members elected at the 2011 BC Regional Convention.
|Regional Executive Vice President||revp-bc [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Bob Jackson)|
|A/REVP||JohnsJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Jayne Johns)|
|Metro Vancouver Coordinator||MillsJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Jamey Mills)|
|Metro Vancouver Coordinator||Shawna Bundac|
|Metro Vancouver Coordinator||Terri Lee|
|East Fraser Valley Coordinator||Anthony Paller|
|West Fraser Valley Coordinator||HoJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Jennifer Chieh Ho)|
|Southern Interior Coordinator||Roberta Gourlie|
|Southern Interior Coordinator||YaciwS [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Susan Yaciw)|
|Northeast BC Coordinator||Patt Holmes|
|Northwest BC Coordinator||GomesB [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Benilde Gomes)|
|South Island Coordinator||LittleC [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Cindy Little)|
|South Island Coordinator and A/Womens||VaillaV [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Virginia Vaillancourt)|
|North Island Coordinator||Christine Walker|
|Aboriginal Equity Coordinator||Heather DuDoward|
|Racially Visible Equity Coordinator||Sargy Chima|
|MWD Equity Coordinator||Tracy Shudo|
|Womens Coordinator||MegyesK [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Kelly Megyesi)|
|Pride Equity Coordinator||CroesP [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Paul Croes)|
|Health & Safety Coordinator||Linda Harding|
|DCL/Small Separate Employers Coordinator||Jason Salchert|
|National Officers Coordinator||HumphrN [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Nick Humphreys)|
|Young Workers Coordinator||YangE [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Erika Yang)|
|A/West Fraser Valley||Celine Ahodekon|
|A/South Island||Steven Portlock|
|A/South Island||Sharon Brine|
|A/North Island||Tom Hopkins|
|A/Racially Visible||Sonia Manak|
|A/Young Workers||Daphne Ho|