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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 30, 2015 - 5:13pm •
PSAC members rallied in Quebec City this afternoon to stand up for collective bargaining rights and oppose the federal Conservative government's unilateral action against sick leave benefits.
April 23, 2015 - 9:27pm •
PSAC has been in the media a fair amount over the past couple of days with reaction to the government's announcement that it plans to eliminate the existing sick leave provisions for federal public service workers, whether or not an agreement is reached at the bargaining table. Here's a media round-up. CBC's Power & Politics - Interview with Robyn Benson, PSAC National President (skip to 26:55 in the clip)
April 14, 2015 - 7:44pm •
Sisters and Brothers,   The 44th International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will be held in Chicago Illinois at the Hyatt Regency May 20-25, 2015.  The theme of the Convention is Owning Our Future-Building Our Community.  More information can be found at the following link http://www.cbtu.org/.   PSAC will be sponsoring two members who are activists and members of CBTU to attend the Convention.  
April 14, 2015 - 7:21pm •
What is the significance of May 1st/International Workers’ Day? In most other parts of the world May 1st is celebrated as Labour Day and is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the International Labour Movement, Anarchists, Socialists and Communists. The May 1 date was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago that occurred in May 4, 1886. More info wikipedia. Upcoming Events for May Day in BC:
April 13, 2015 - 10:05pm •
We don’t know when the next federal election will be called, although the latest possible date for it is October 19, 2015. Here are five easy things you can do to help elect a Member of Parliament who values strong public services and the workers who deliver them. 1. Get the facts
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 ...

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Upcoming Political Action Events

Labour Day 2018 September 3, 2018
West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting September 10, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver
Northwest Area Council meeting September 13, 2018 • Prince Rupert
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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