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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.

June 4, 2014 - 7:07am •
Bob Jackson explains why we're holding meetings around the province, and why it's important to keep in touch with your union - particularly during this round of bargaining.Some resources and more information
May 29, 2014 - 3:17pm •
This government has cut billions of dollars from public services and thousands of federal government jobs. These cuts are putting public services and public safety on the line. Harper’s shameful record is a resounding failure.
May 20, 2014 - 12:10pm •
National Public Service Week will be held from June 15 to 21, 2014. This event marks the importance of federal public service employees and recognizes their service to Canadian society.
May 5, 2014 - 12:46pm •
On May 1st PSAC members across BC, joined by PIPSC and CAPE members, congregated outside of their worksites and sent a message to the government: we are united, ready and committed to defending public services, our collective agreements, and our working conditions. Check out the photo album! 
May 2, 2014 - 3:13pm •
I would like to thank all and congratulate all the PSAC members who participated in our provincial Day of Action. And, of course, all the members who worked hard to help organize the event by plant gating, desk dropping, and coordinating the delivery of signs. Please pass this message on!We showed our employers – and our fellow members – yesterday that we are united, ready, and committed to defending public services, our collective agreements, and our working conditions. When we all work together, we are indeed a force to be reckoned with.
May 1, 2014 - 11:38am •
On May 1, 1886 a general strike was called in the United States at a time when the right to organize and strike did not exist.A peaceful mass meeting at Haymarket Square in Chicago that followed was broken up by the police and led to the hanging of four labour leaders.
April 30, 2014 - 3:07pm •
The Conservative federal government has launched an unprecedented attack on the retirement security of all Canadians. Their proposal is to push target benefit pension plans on federally-regulated workers that have defined benefit plans. This proposal was made on April 24, 2014 by the Minister of State for Finance, Kevin Sorenson who announced that rushed consultations on its proposal will be held. This proposal would also require the amendment of federal pension laws.
April 16, 2014 - 9:19am •
April 9, 2014 - 8:11am •
On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”. It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 
April 1, 2014 - 10:32am •
How do the Conservative government's plans for sick leave affect you? How does this impact our bargaining? How can we work together to keep our negotiated benefits?PSAC BC will be hosting a live and interactive Telephone Town Hall on bargaining and sick leave Monday April 7th at 7PM Pacific Time.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting June 4, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting June 13, 2018 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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