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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.

April 8, 2015 - 4:53pm •
April 1, 2015 - 8:11pm •
On January 20, 2012 an explosion at Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, BC, killed two workers and injured dozens more. Just three months later on April 23, 2012 another explosion at Lakeland Sawmill in Prince George, BC, killed two more workers and left others with life-changing injuries and trauma. PSAC BC is joining the effort, led by the United Steelworkers, the workers, and the family and friends of the killed and injured workers, calling on Premier Christy Clark to establish an independent public inquiry to ensure tragedies like these never happen again.
March 31, 2015 - 6:21pm •
PSAC members across BC are organizing bargaining solidarity events - standing together for healthy workplaces and protesting proposed government changes to sick leave and cuts to public services. Here are some photos.
March 23, 2015 - 7:57pm •
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. PSAC members are encouraged to take an active role in exercising their democratic political rights by:
March 10, 2015 - 5:49pm •
On March 9th, just over 1,300 PSAC members in our Treasury Board units in BC participated in a live telephone town hall meeting with Robyn Benson, PSAC National President, Bob Jackson, PSAC BC's Regional Executive Vice-President, and Seth Sazant, Lead Negotiator at the TC Table. Robyn, Bob and Seth provided an update on bargaining with our Treasury Board units, talked about solidarity events, political action and the upcoming election, and took questions from PSAC members. Listen in to the audio below ...
March 5, 2015 - 12:00am •
Together For Healthy Workplaces - March 19th. Join with your colleagues to support our common campaign for healthy workplaces! Together, members of ALL federal public service unions will show that we want healthier workplaces and better public service for all Canadians. Events are being scheduled throughout the province - info at the regional website.
February 26, 2015 - 11:22pm •
In a referendum coming up in March, Metro Vancouver residents will be asked to vote on a 0.5 per cent hike in B.C.'s Provincial Sales Tax to improve public transit service. Our votes will approve or reject the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council plan for more transit routes, more buses and HandyDART vans, more options and better routes for cyclists and drivers and better transportation options over the region.
February 24, 2015 - 11:40pm •
On March 19, join with your colleagues to support our common campaign for healthy workplaces.
February 23, 2015 - 11:39pm •
A recent survey of Service Canada’s front line workers in Quebec paints a troubling picture of frustrated clients and poor morale for workers due to drastic changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program. The survey was conducted by the Quebec region of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU), a component of PSAC.
February 6, 2015 - 9:50am •
The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey released yesterday continues to demonstrate the negative impact of public service cuts. The survey results also raise major concerns about the continuing problems of harassment and poor mental health in the public service. Despite these problems, most public service workers are committed to doing a good job.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

North Vancouver Island Area Council meeting December 16, 2017 • Nanaimo
Victoria Area Council meeting January 10, 2018 • Victoria
PSAC Okanagan Area Council AGM January 27, 2018 • Kelowna

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