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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 26, 2018 - 9:20am •
PSAC's Treasury Board bargaining teams, representing nearly 100,000 members in the PA, TC, SV and EB groups will be at the negotiating table the week of October 8 2018. Here are the highlights from the major demands put forward at the common issues bargaining table. Addressing phoenix: To prevent another tragedy like Phoenix from ever happening again, PSAC is demanding greater consultation with the union before any technological changes are put in place affecting members.
September 25, 2018 - 2:56pm •
Federal public service workers are showing up every day to deliver crucial services we all depend on—even though they stopped getting paid properly. Over 200,000 workers and their families are still suffering financial and emotional fallout from the Phoenix pay system disaster.
September 24, 2018 - 1:30pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is launching a national television ad campaign to highlight the dedication of public service workers throughout the Phoenix pay system disaster, which has now been going on for two and a half years. Despite missed paycheques, fending off debt collectors, and managing endless uncertainty, PSAC members have continued to be here for Canada.
September 11, 2018 - 2:27pm •
August 23, 2018 - 12:14pm •
PSAC members and allies took action during the Liberal Cabinet meeting in Nanaimo on August 22nd. Approximately 150 members, along with PSAC National President Chris Aylward and Regional Executive VP Jamey Mills gathered at a rally outside the Service Canada office on Front Street, then marched to the meeting to loudly deliver an in-person message to the Justin Trudeau and his Ministers. For more than two years, over 200,000 federal public service workers have suffered because of the Phoenix pay system.
August 21, 2018 - 11:16am •
Although DND civilian firefighters perform similar and often additional duties when compared to their municipal counterparts, they have been denied a fair and equitable retirement regime.
August 20, 2018 - 11:50am •
Nanaimo, BC – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will gather near the Service Canada Office on Front Street to call to Justin Trudeau and Cabinet Ministers to make sure federal public service workers get paid correctly and on time.
August 7, 2018 - 1:25pm •
August 2, 2018 - 10:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated August 2018 with the PSAC Employment Equity Toolkit, 2018 version.
July 6, 2018 - 1:16pm •

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Upcoming Political Action Events

Frosted by Phoenix and Treasury Board - Prince Rupert December 17, 2018 • Prince Rupert
East Fraser Valley Area Council AGM January 17, 2019 • Abbotsford
PSAC Okanagan Area Council meeting January 26, 2019 • Kelowna
West Fraser Valley Area Council AGM February 11, 2019 • Surrey
Public Speaking for Trade Unionists April 28, 2019 • Victoria

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