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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 3, 2019 - 2:37pm •
Our union will not trade in four years of our members’ pain and suffering for a settlement that does not adequately compensate for the terrible toll Phoenix has had on their lives and that of their families.
April 30, 2019 - 8:53am •
At their meeting held over the weekend, the PSAC BC Regional Council joined many other groups in endorsing the campaign calling for the elimination of pay parking at BC hospitals. Pay parking brings relatively minimal funding into the medical system, but creates a barrier to accessing medical care and places unnecessary stress on patients and their loved ones. Members are encouraged to find out more and join the campaign by visiting www.hospitalpayparking.ca
April 25, 2019 - 4:15pm •
Federal government workers in Vancouver rally, call on Prime Minister to move quickly at the bargaining table Vancouver – On April 26, over three years after the roll out of the disastrous Phoenix payroll system, union members in Vancouver are rallying to remind the Prime Minister that time is running out to make good on his commitment to support federal public service workers and the vital services they provide.
April 3, 2019 - 11:51am •
April 1, 2019 - 10:46am •
With a low GDP to debt ratio, and a manageable deficit, this government had the opportunity to invest in making life better for everyone. While there are some initiatives that we applaud, so much more could have, and should have been done. Here are some highlights:
March 26, 2019 - 11:31am •
The Employment Standards Act is important legislation that sets minimum standards for workplaces in B.C. However, it has been 15 years since any major changes were made to the Act and 25 years since government’s last comprehensive review.  Workplaces have changed significantly in the last quarter-century. The introduction of new technology and mobile workplaces have changed how work gets done. The structure of work has changed, for example, with more part-time employment. The place of work has changed, with more people working remotely, from home or in virtual teams.
March 25, 2019 - 9:11am •
With over 140,000 PSAC members at the bargaining table with the Trudeau government, PSAC President Chris Aylward and Vice-President Magali Picard began a cross-country mobilization tour this week in British Columbia. In the coming weeks, our national representatives will meet with the membership from every region to discuss our bargaining efforts and support mobilization around those key issues.
March 20, 2019 - 3:43pm •
Media Advisory: After three years of Phoenix, Federal government workers in Victoria rally, call on Prime Minister to move quickly at the bargaining table and to do more to solve pay problems Victoria – On March 22, just over three years after the roll out of the disastrous Phoenix payroll system, union members in Victoria are rallying to remind the Prime Minister that time is running out to make good on his commitment to support public service workers and the vital services they provide.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

Victoria Area Council meeting May 23, 2019 • Victoria
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 11, 2019 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 6, 2019 • Vancouver

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