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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.

September 23, 2019 - 1:02pm •
BC is failing workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence, especially women. There is currently no paid leave in BC for workers facing violence. That's unacceptable. The path forward is clear: workers deserve at least 10 days of paid leave! Send a message to the provincial government today!
September 10, 2019 - 1:15pm •
In 1991, the Supreme Court confirmed that federal public service workers have a constitutional right to engage in political activity. Before that, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow these workers to take part in any political activities except casting their vote.
August 21, 2019 - 1:00am •
August 20, 2019 - 11:47am •
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. However until 1988, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote. In 1991 the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a Federal Court decision that struck down these restrictions and confirmed that restrictions on political activities should not apply to the vast majority of federal workers.
August 7, 2019 - 12:55pm •
via the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC Office Join us at the 2019 CCPA-BC Gala to hear from Nancy MacLean, an award-winning historian whose latest book traces the anti-democratic roots of the right-wing politics now transforming the United States.
July 11, 2019 - 12:00am •
The 2019 federal budget introduced potential changes to the Canada Labour Code.
July 2, 2019 - 7:57pm •
As it was originally enacted, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote. PSAC and other federal unions challenged this in court and finally, in 1991, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a Federal Court of Appeal decision that struck down restrictions on the political rights of federal public service employees.
June 10, 2019 - 11:16am •
This year’s National Public Service Week (NPSW), being held between June 9 and 15, is happening while 140,000 PSAC members are fighting to reach fair collective agreements and proper compensation for the Phoenix disaster. 
May 31, 2019 - 8:51am •
Are you a federal government worker affected by the ongoing Phoenix fiasco? Help us to keep raising awareness and keep the pressure on the government to provide a fair damages settlement. We want to hear your story so we can share it with the public, politicians, and other members.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

CLiFF film night November 19, 2019 • Vancouver
Victoria Area Council Meeting November 21, 2019 • Victoria
Okanagan Area Council meeting November 30, 2019 • Okanagan
NorthEast Area Council meeting December 5, 2019 • Prince George

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