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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.

February 15, 2019 - 10:54am •
The federal government wants corporations that are only looking to turn a profit – including those with a reputation of corruption and mismanagement  – to take over heating plants in the National Capital Region. This is reckless and is a safety issue. Sign on to stop it!
February 5, 2019 - 3:08pm •
PSAC BC was recently CC'd on a letter from a member working at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to Jonathan Wilkinson, her Member of Parliament in North Vancouver. We are sharing it here with her permission. An Open Letter to J. Wilkinson, MP and the Liberal Party of Canada Dear Mr. Wilkinson, Thank you for your reply to my recent complaint regarding the Phoenix Pay system. You may recall meeting with me along with Jamey Mills, REVP for BC, PSAC to discuss this debacle about two years ago.
January 22, 2019 - 9:54am •
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 March 2019
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.

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Public Speaking for Trade Unionists April 28, 2019 • Victoria
PSAC Okanagan Area Council meeting May 11, 2019 • Penticton
Northwest Area Council meeting May 13, 2019 • Prince Rupert
Vancouver Area Council meeting May 15, 2019 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 11, 2019 • Vancouver

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