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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.

January 8, 2018 - 11:33am •
PSAC members rallied at Harbour Centre in Vancouver on December 13 2017, calling on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure workers are paid correctly and on time. Members sang a few Christmas Carols (Jingle bells, Phoenix smells!) and heard from members who have been directly affected by problems with the pay system.
January 8, 2018 - 11:01am •
Members of the Customs and Immigration Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada demonstrated at the Peace Arch border crossing in support of ongoing national bargaining efforts toward a new collective agreement for members of the FB group on Thursday December 14.
January 3, 2018 - 3:38pm •
*** To PSAC Locals in the federal government – please share with your membership ***
December 15, 2017 - 9:32am •
In a recent report to Parliament, the House of Commons Finance Committee has told the federal government not to privatize Canada’s airports.
December 15, 2017 - 9:30am •
As the year-end draws near, PSAC is demanding the government take immediate action to exempt public service workers they have mistakenly overpaid, from being forced to pay back the gross amount.
December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm •
Vancouver – On December 13, the last government pay day before Christmas, federal public service workers in Vancouver are rallying to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and to call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and on time. Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Time: 12PM – 1PM Location: Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings, Vancouver The Phoenix payroll system used by the federal government has been riddled with problems since it was rolled out in early 2016.
November 30, 2017 - 3:20pm •
This week, over 300 activists will gather in Ottawa for the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s triennial National Leadership Training. As part of this event, some of these activists will meet with Members of Parliament about the federal public service pay system.“PSAC activists will bring the stories of our members to Parliament Hill so that MPs don’t lose sight of the impact the Phoenix debacle is having on the personal lives of federal public service workers,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
November 21, 2017 - 4:09pm •
Surrey – Federal public service workers at the RCMP divisional headquarters in Surrey will gather on November 23 at a rally to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and on time.


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Upcoming Political Action Events

Victoria Area Council meeting April 4, 2018 • Victoria
PSAC Okanagan Area Council meeting April 14, 2018 • Kelowna
West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting April 16, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting April 18, 2018 • Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting June 13, 2018 • Vancouver

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