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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.

August 21, 2018 - 11:16am •
Although DND civilian firefighters perform similar and often additional duties when compared to their municipal counterparts, they have been denied a fair and equitable retirement regime.
August 20, 2018 - 11:50am •
Nanaimo, BC – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will gather near the Service Canada Office on Front Street to call to Justin Trudeau and Cabinet Ministers to make sure federal public service workers get paid correctly and on time.
August 7, 2018 - 1:25pm •
August 2, 2018 - 10:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated August 2018 with the PSAC Employment Equity Toolkit, 2018 version.
July 6, 2018 - 1:16pm •
July 5, 2018 - 10:36am •
PSAC will be offering webinars for members who volunteered to be Pay Advocates on how to address common problems with Phoenix. Participants will explore the steps to take when handling pay problems that occur due to transfer of positions or overtime. They will also explore the claims process when employees are seeking reimbursements for costs incurred due to Phoenix errors, such as paying interest on loans.
June 18, 2018 - 10:07am •
National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Chris Aylward, has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting a national public inquiry on Phoenix.
June 1, 2018 - 12:00am •
May 29, 2018 - 10:22am •
The Auditor General’s second report on Phoenix is a scathing indictment of both the current Liberal and former Conservative governments. It provides further evidence that government was negligent in both the development and implementation of the new pay system.
May 14, 2018 - 11:23am •
The Treasury Board claims process for Phoenix has recently been expanded to cover financial losses caused by Phoenix related tax implications for the 2017 tax year. PSAC encourages members to review the new eligibility, and file a claim if applicable.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

Labour Day 2018 September 3, 2018
West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting September 10, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver
Northwest Area Council meeting September 13, 2018 • Prince Rupert
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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