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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 Antony 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 Kelly Sidhu
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
   
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
September 2, 2014 - 2:19pm •
The report of the 6th B.C. Regional Triennial Convention, including resolutions, financial statements, election results, and more is now available, download it below as .pdf.Here's the table of contents ...DAY 1: Friday, April 25, 2014
June 5, 2014 - 10:42am •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents more than 170,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others. PSAC is headquartered in Ottawa with 23 regional offices across Canada.
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 28, 2014 - 4:24pm •
Bob Jackson has been re-elected to his second term as PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC at the BC Regional Convention, held April 25 to 27 in Vancouver.Prior to being elected to his first term as REVP in 2011, Bob worked at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for over thirty years, was the Agriculture Union Regional Vice President for eighteen years, and held many positions in his Local. As REVP, Bob’s sits on the Alliance Executive Committee, where his portfolio includes Health and Safety, the Environment, and TC Group Bargaining.
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 14, 2014 - 3:34pm •
Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held January 17,18,19 2014 in Vancouver, and supplemental documents.
January 24, 2014 - 1:26pm •
Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held September 20,21,22 2013 in Vancouver, and a conference call held November 7 2013.
December 18, 2013 - 12:16pm •
Sisters and Brothers,I know that 2013 has been a tough year for PSAC members in BC. The federal government cuts that began last year continued: to date over 1600 PSAC members here in the province have been laid off or received affected letters and have been told their jobs are at risk.
November 25, 2013 - 3:32pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.
November 19, 2013 - 1:32pm •
Less than a week after reconvening Parliament, the Conservative government introduced Bill C-4, an omnibus budget bill that proposes to radically change our rights as federal public sector workers, and, by extension, is an attack against the rights of all Canadian workers.

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