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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
August 23, 2013 - 2:00pm •
via the PSAC BC Regional Council Environment CommitteePlease take a moment to sign and share this important petition!Imagine a place where companies can take as much water as they want. They don’t need to ask permission from government or the community. And they don’t have to pay any fees for the water they use. Sound unbelievable?Well, it’s not – at least not in British Columbia.
July 31, 2013 - 9:24am •
A reminder regarding Regulation 5 of the PSAC Constitution, which defines the rights and responsibilities of  members who are temporarily away on leave without pay. In order to remain a member in good standing members must advise the PSAC Natinonal President. A template letter is available for download below.REGULATION DEFINING THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF NON DUES-PAYING MEMBERS UNDER SECTION 4, SUB-SECTION (2)(f) AND (g) OF THEPSAC CONSTITUTIONA. Responsibilities:
May 27, 2013 - 1:45pm •
Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held April 5,6,7 2013 in Vancouver.
May 9, 2013 - 2:09pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the April 2013 Regional Council meeting.
April 17, 2013 - 4:44pm •
April 22nd, Earth Day,  is a day celebrated each year on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.Did you know the PSAC BC Regional Council has an Environment Committee?Here's their mission statement which will direct their activities over the next year.
April 15, 2013 - 10:57am •
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our Collective Agreement rights.
November 20, 2012 - 2:12pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the November 2012 Regional Council meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
October 2, 2012 - 10:32am •
Posted on behalf of Heather DuDoward, PSAC-BC Regional Council - Aboriginal Equity CoordinatorDear Sisters and Brothers,
June 15, 2012 - 2:36pm •
Greetings,I'm happy to let you know the AEC approved a national summer campaign earlier this month, to be held under the theme "We Are All Affected". The campaign, which will launch officially next week, is designed to promote the value of federal public services and is very similar to what we've been doing here in BC over the last few summers with our "Think Public" campaign.Campaign Objectives

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