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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 20, 2019 - 12:37pm •
As more than 140,000 PSAC members are still without new contracts or fair compensation for the Phoenix pay system disaster, the union has launched an ad campaign targeting the Prime Minister and new Treasury Board president, Jean-Yves Duclos.
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As it was originally enacted, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.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.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

West Fraser Valley Area Council AGM February 10, 2020 • Langley
NorthEast Area Council AGM February 12, 2020 • Prince George
Victoria Area Council AGM February 13, 2020 • Victoria
Vancouver Area Council AGM February 26, 2020 • Vancouver

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