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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.

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As it was originally enacted, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.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.
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 •

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Upcoming Political Action Events

East Fraser Valley Area Council meeting September 11, 2019 • Abbotsford
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 11, 2019 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 6, 2019 • Vancouver
Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee November 13, 2019 • Vancouver

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