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Political Action

Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save public services and protect jobs. We are all affected by cuts to services, and we must all take action to defend the public services PSAC members provide to Canadians.

This section contains news and information about PSAC's political action program in British Columbia. Visit the national website for background and more information on our campaigns.

November 8, 2018 - 2:48pm •
For several years, the Phoenix payroll system has been incorrectly collecting membership dues from nearly 150,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Thousands of federal public service workers have been overpaying or underpaying union dues. Last month, several government departments sent letters informing PSAC members that the government will finally be in a position to fix these Phoenix errors. PSAC members will see the correct dues amount on their November 14th paycheque.
October 24, 2018 - 12:43pm •
After almost a year of negotiations, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers started rotating strikes on Monday, October 22. Read the letter Jamey Mills, Regional Executive Vice President for BC, wrote to the Prime Minister calling on him to show respect for postal workers and to direct Canada Post to negotiate in good faith.
October 9, 2018 - 2:22pm •
Dear PSAC member, Your vote matters! BC’s municipal and local government elections coming up on October 20th offer a chance for local residents to determine the future of their communities. As we have done in the past, the Public Service Alliance of Canada is participating in the Stronger Communities Together campaign, which is coordinated by the Canadian Labour Congress and affiliated unions.
October 9, 2018 - 8:52am •
For several years, the Phoenix payroll system has not only disrupted our members’ pay, but it has also been collecting incorrect amounts of membership dues. Nearly 150,000 workers have been affected by this issue. After a lengthy delay, the government has brought changes to its system that allow for the correct amount in dues to be paid. PSAC members will begin to see the correct amount on their paycheques starting November 14th. For more information, here are some Frequently Asked Questions on Phoenix and Union Dues.
October 9, 2018 - 8:50am •
For several years, the Phoenix payroll system has not only disrupted our members’ pay, but it has also been collecting incorrect amounts of membership dues. Nearly 150,000 workers have been affected by this issue. After a lengthy delay, the government has brought changes to its system that allow for the correct amount in dues to be paid. PSAC members will begin to see the correct amount on their paycheques starting November 14th. For more information, here are some Frequently Asked Questions on Phoenix and Union Dues.
October 9, 2018 - 8:48am •
The Phoenix pay system has been a disaster for our members. Members have been underpaid, overpaid and not paid at all. Learn more about what the union has been doing to get this fixed. Not deducting union dues correctly is one more way that Phoenix has failed public sector workers. You can help us push the government to pay public sector workers correctly, every pay day.
September 28, 2018 - 3:09pm •
Friends, The planning and organizing work for an October 31st rally in downtown Vancouver will get underway soon. PSAC members will let the government know it's time to end the Phoenix disaster and negotiate a collective agreement that recognizes the value of our work and the importance of the services you provide to Canadians.
September 26, 2018 - 9:20am •
PSAC's Treasury Board bargaining teams, representing nearly 100,000 members in the PA, TC, SV and EB groups will be at the negotiating table the week of October 8 2018. Here are the highlights from the major demands put forward at the common issues bargaining table. Addressing phoenix: To prevent another tragedy like Phoenix from ever happening again, PSAC is demanding greater consultation with the union before any technological changes are put in place affecting members.
September 25, 2018 - 2:56pm •
Federal public service workers are showing up every day to deliver crucial services we all depend on—even though they stopped getting paid properly. Over 200,000 workers and their families are still suffering financial and emotional fallout from the Phoenix pay system disaster.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

NorthEast Area Council meeting November 21, 2018 • Prince George
NorthEast Area Council meeting December 5, 2018 • Prince George
East Fraser Valley Area Council AGM January 17, 2019 • Abbotsford
PSAC Okanagan Area Council meeting January 26, 2019 • Kelowna
West Fraser Valley Area Council AGM February 11, 2019 • Surrey

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