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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.

December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm •
Vancouver – On December 13, the last government pay day before Christmas, federal public service workers in Vancouver are rallying to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and to call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and on time. Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Time: 12PM – 1PM Location: Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings, Vancouver The Phoenix payroll system used by the federal government has been riddled with problems since it was rolled out in early 2016.
November 30, 2017 - 3:20pm •
This week, over 300 activists will gather in Ottawa for the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s triennial National Leadership Training. As part of this event, some of these activists will meet with Members of Parliament about the federal public service pay system.“PSAC activists will bring the stories of our members to Parliament Hill so that MPs don’t lose sight of the impact the Phoenix debacle is having on the personal lives of federal public service workers,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
November 21, 2017 - 4:09pm •
Surrey – Federal public service workers at the RCMP divisional headquarters in Surrey will gather on November 23 at a rally to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and on time.
October 31, 2017 - 12:20pm •
PSAC is taking swift action in response to Treasury Board’s admission that it will not be meeting the implementation deadline for the PA, SV, TC and EB collective agreements. On behalf of the over 100,000 workers covered by these agreements, PSAC will file a complaint with the federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board
October 31, 2017 - 10:00am •
PSAC members in communities across the province took action against the Phoenix pay system and other issues during October and early November. Here are some photos and reports from around the region.
October 30, 2017 - 12:04pm •
Aggasiz – Federal public service workers at Correctional Service of Canada institutions in the Fraser Valley are joining in a nation-wide event organized by the Union of Solicitor General Employees, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. The workers will be calling on their employer to take the measures necessary to they are paid correctly and on time.
October 17, 2017 - 2:00pm •
Prince Rupert – Federal public service workers and allies will gather in Prince Rupert at a rally calling on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure public service workers are paid correctly and on time.
October 17, 2017 - 1:48pm •
Nanaimo – Federal public service workers and allies will gather in Nanaimo at a rally calling on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure public service workers are paid correctly and on time.
October 17, 2017 - 1:46pm •
Victoria – Federal public service workers and allies will gather outside the Federal Building in Victoria at a rally calling on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure public service workers are paid correctly and on time.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

North Vancouver Island Area Council meeting December 16, 2017 • Nanaimo
Victoria Area Council meeting January 10, 2018 • Victoria
PSAC Okanagan Area Council AGM January 27, 2018 • Kelowna

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