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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 7, 2013 - 9:19am •
On June 5th, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins for Wetaskiwin (Alberta) introduced Bill C-525, an Act to change the certification and revocation sections of the Canada Labour Code, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Parliamentary Employees Staff Relations Act.
May 30, 2013 - 9:31am •
With National Public Service Week just around the corner I would like to remind members in BC of the boycott that is in place. I have recently received information that some of our members are involved in organizing events with the employer and are planning to attend functions. 
May 17, 2013 - 1:08pm •
The following is re-posted from Headwinds, a blog written by the PSAC Alliance Executive Committee - the National President, National Executive Vice-President and seven Regional Executive Vice-Presidents. Read more of their thoughts on the issues that affect PSAC members and all Canadians at aec-cea.ca and watch for more from Bob - we plan to make this a regular feature here at the regional website."Never a dull moment in BC politics."
May 16, 2013 - 1:12pm •
The following verse was written by Sherry Hunt, a PSAC member of Agriculture Local 30048 in Lethbridge. After reading about the latest cuts to government––with another huge hit to Agriculture in the Prairies––Hunt looked back at the past two years of a Harper majority and how our country has changed.
May 16, 2013 - 1:10pm •
National Public Service Week will be held from June 9 to 15, 2013.  This event marks the importance of federal public service employees and recognizes their service to Canadian society.  We find it an insult to our members and to our union that the employer promotes this event while the government of Canada continues its assault on federal public services and public service delivery.  Our members have received and continue to receive affected/surplus notices, and are being offered a piece of cake and a cup of coffee to wash it down.
May 9, 2013 - 2:09pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the April 2013 Regional Council meeting.
May 9, 2013 - 10:20am •
The following is re-posted from Headwinds, a blog written by the PSAC Alliance Executive Committee - the National President, National Executive Vice-President and seven Regional Executive Vice-Presidents. Read more of their thoughts on the issues that affect PSAC members and all Canadians at aec-cea.ca and watch for more from Bob - we plan to make this a regular feature here at the regional website.
May 7, 2013 - 2:28pm •
An op-ed by PSAC National President Robyn Benson, as published on iPolitics, May 2, 2013.We’re union — and we’re not going anywhere By Robyn Benson | May 2, 2013 8:53 pm 
May 1, 2013 - 10:25am •
Unions in North America adopted May 1st in the late 1800s as a day to commemorate the struggle of working people to win the eight hour day.And when we say ‘struggle' we mean struggle. Things blew up. People were killed. The police lied. Workers were jailed and executed. Back then that was how far the rich and powerful were willing to go to protect their access to cheap and pliable labour, for however long they wanted it, each and every working day.
April 30, 2013 - 2:38pm •
A message to PSAC members in BC from Bob Jackson, Regional Executive Vice President.As you know, BC is going to the polls very soon. PSAC BC, along with many other unions in the province, is participating in the BC Federation of Labour Vote for Change campaign.

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North Vancouver Island Area Council meeting December 16, 2017 • Nanaimo
Victoria Area Council meeting January 10, 2018 • Victoria
PSAC Okanagan Area Council AGM January 27, 2018 • Kelowna

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