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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.

January 16, 2019 - 2:33pm •
The theme for this year’s March On Vancouver is Resist! Persist! This is the third year that people of all backgrounds have come together to march to empower, inspire, unite and lead the charge for advancement of women across Canada and the world. Here is a list of all the marches taking place in communities across BC:
January 15, 2019 - 11:31am •
Public service workers scored a major victory today after years of pressure from PSAC and its membership. The government of Canada has finally proposed tax legislation to fix a major part of the Phoenix pay system fallout.
November 28, 2018 - 11:45am •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada stands in solidarity with Canada Post workers and strongly condemns the federal government’s decision to enact back-to-work legislation.  
November 21, 2018 - 11:43am •
After almost a year of negotiations, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers started rotating strikes on Monday, October 22. Read the letter Jamey Mills, Regional Executive Vice President for BC, wrote to the Prime Minister calling on him to show respect for postal workers and to direct Canada Post to negotiate in good faith. UPDATE: November 21 2018, we have received a letter back from the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, pasted below. Dear Mr. Mills:
November 8, 2018 - 2:48pm •
For several years, the Phoenix payroll system has been incorrectly collecting membership dues from nearly 150,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Thousands of federal public service workers have been overpaying or underpaying union dues. Last month, several government departments sent letters informing PSAC members that the government will finally be in a position to fix these Phoenix errors. PSAC members will see the correct dues amount on their November 14th paycheque.
October 9, 2018 - 2:22pm •
Dear PSAC member, Your vote matters! BC’s municipal and local government elections coming up on October 20th offer a chance for local residents to determine the future of their communities. As we have done in the past, the Public Service Alliance of Canada is participating in the Stronger Communities Together campaign, which is coordinated by the Canadian Labour Congress and affiliated unions.
October 9, 2018 - 8:52am •
For several years, the Phoenix payroll system has not only disrupted our members’ pay, but it has also been collecting incorrect amounts of membership dues. Nearly 150,000 workers have been affected by this issue. After a lengthy delay, the government has brought changes to its system that allow for the correct amount in dues to be paid. PSAC members will begin to see the correct amount on their paycheques starting November 14th. For more information, here are some Frequently Asked Questions on Phoenix and Union Dues.
October 9, 2018 - 8:50am •
For several years, the Phoenix payroll system has not only disrupted our members’ pay, but it has also been collecting incorrect amounts of membership dues. Nearly 150,000 workers have been affected by this issue. After a lengthy delay, the government has brought changes to its system that allow for the correct amount in dues to be paid. PSAC members will begin to see the correct amount on their paycheques starting November 14th. For more information, here are some Frequently Asked Questions on Phoenix and Union Dues.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

NorthEast Area Council AGM January 23, 2019 • Prince George
Victoria Area Council AGM January 24, 2019 • Victoria
Vancouver Area Council AGM January 30, 2019 • Vancouver
West Fraser Valley Area Council AGM February 11, 2019 • Surrey

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