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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.

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.
April 17, 2018 - 12:28pm •
A Quebec judge has ruled that the grievance process available to unionized employees in the federal public service is well equipped to deal with the fallout of Phoenix pay problems. The judge certified a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada for two groups of employees that don’t have access to the existing process: casuals and students.
April 11, 2018 - 12:51pm •
PSAC members gathered at Jody Wilson-Raybould's constituency office in Vancouver on April 7th to highlight some of the ways they have been affected by the Phoenix pay fiasco and to deliver a message for the Minister of Justice to take back to Ottawa: the government must take every step necessary to pay federal public service workers correctly and on-time, every time, and make amends for the hardships caused by Phoenix. Some photos ...
April 11, 2018 - 12:34pm •
Two surveys conducted by the Canadian government and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), respectively, confirm that federal public service workers have suffered a number of significant hardships that should be remedied through damages.
April 6, 2018 - 3:02pm •
As many as one in three PSAC members affected by Phoenix have incurred out-of-pocket expenses. When the Phoenix nightmare began, one of the first things PSAC did was secure a claims process for expenses incurred because of inaccurate pay. We encourage our members to claim these expenses.
March 26, 2018 - 10:34am •
Friends, Both regionally and nationally, PSAC believes that a proportional voting system will be good for our members – and all Canadians – as it will result in more fairness and democracy when we elect our governments. Unlike the winner take all system, proportional representation gives equal value to every vote. We believe this leads to better government accountability, which is something PSAC has long advocated for.
March 23, 2018 - 10:03am •
PSAC and our members are frustrated with the government’s failure to follow through on its commitment to delay recoveries of overpayments and emergency pay until federal public service workers have had all their pay problems resolved.
March 21, 2018 - 1:58pm •
Now that tax filing season is in full swing, PSAC wants to remind its members in the federal public service about some important information regarding Phoenix-related tax implications. 
March 15, 2018 - 10:46am •
PSAC, and the other unions representing federal public service workers, are negotiating damages with the government for the undue stress and hardships caused by the Phoenix pay system.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting June 4, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting June 13, 2018 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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