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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.

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.
February 3, 2015 - 12:00am •
January 29, 2015 - 1:05pm •
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. Did your Local, worksite, Committee or Component organize an event? Send us a photo!
January 29, 2015 - 8:55am •
PSAC will be conducting a large poll of the membership as part of its ongoing process to ensure that your voices are heard and that your priorities are reflected in the work of our union.Environics Research Group, a well-known and respected polling firm, will be conducting the online survey for PSAC, asking questions about union priorities.
January 29, 2015 - 8:53am •
Vince Rigby is frustrated. The former peacekeeper and Cape Breton resident recently told the Cape Breton Post, "I haven't got a counsellor any more so I have no idea what treatments are out there available to me.”Rigby lives in one of nine cities across Canada where the government shut down Veterans Affairs offices a year ago. This has meant that veterans in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Prince George have lost access to crucial in-person services.
January 16, 2015 - 1:18pm •
On behalf of the 17,500 PSAC members that live and work in BC, it gives me great pleasure to endorse the Fight for $15 Minimum Wage Campaign that is being coordinated by the BC Federation of Labour.An increase to the minimum wage will help reduce poverty and inequality in our province - one of the richest in Canada - and will have a positive impact on the economy.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

NorthEast Area Council AGM March 12, 2018 • Prince George
PSAC Okanagan Area Council meeting April 14, 2018 • Kelowna
Vancouver Area Council meeting April 18, 2018 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting June 13, 2018 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver

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