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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.

August 2, 2018 - 10:54am •
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 August 2018 with the PSAC Employment Equity Toolkit, 2018 version.
July 6, 2018 - 1:16pm •
July 5, 2018 - 10:36am •
PSAC will be offering webinars for members who volunteered to be Pay Advocates on how to address common problems with Phoenix. Participants will explore the steps to take when handling pay problems that occur due to transfer of positions or overtime. They will also explore the claims process when employees are seeking reimbursements for costs incurred due to Phoenix errors, such as paying interest on loans.
June 18, 2018 - 10:07am •
National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Chris Aylward, has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting a national public inquiry on Phoenix.
June 1, 2018 - 12:00am •
May 29, 2018 - 10:22am •
The Auditor General’s second report on Phoenix is a scathing indictment of both the current Liberal and former Conservative governments. It provides further evidence that government was negligent in both the development and implementation of the new pay system.
May 14, 2018 - 11:23am •
The Treasury Board claims process for Phoenix has recently been expanded to cover financial losses caused by Phoenix related tax implications for the 2017 tax year. PSAC encourages members to review the new eligibility, and file a claim if applicable.
May 1, 2018 - 12:00am •
April 17, 2018 - 12:28pm •
A Quebec judge has ruled that the grievance process available to unionized employees in the federal public service is well equipped to deal with the fallout of Phoenix pay problems. The judge certified a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada for two groups of employees that don’t have access to the existing process: casuals and students.

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NorthEast Area Council AGM January 23, 2019 • Prince George
Victoria Area Council AGM January 24, 2019 • Victoria
Vancouver Area Council AGM January 30, 2019 • Vancouver
West Fraser Valley Area Council AGM February 11, 2019 • Surrey

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