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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.

February 21, 2014 - 1:08pm •
PSAC’s Treasury Board Bargaining conference closed on a determined note Sunday, as more than 300 union members committed to defending workplace rights and benefits in the next round of bargaining. Only days after the government introduced a federal budget calling for even more cuts to crucial programs, participants pledged to stand up for public sector workers and the services they provide.
February 17, 2014 - 10:38am •
This year’s federal budget is yet another missed opportunity for Canadians. After several years of eviscerating the public services that Canadians count on, this government continues to promote shortsighted policies that further erode public services and scapegoat federal government workers and retirees.
February 11, 2014 - 12:12pm •
Canadians need this year’s federal budget to plan for the future and reinvest in services people need.“For years now this government’s cuts have undermined our members’ ability to do their jobs and that’s meant fewer services for people like veterans, seniors and the unemployed,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson.Benson says the cuts have also undermined federal government workers’ ability to do important work like regulating and enforcing environmental protection, protecting food safety and keeping roads, railways and air travel safe.
January 24, 2014 - 1:26pm •
Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held September 20,21,22 2013 in Vancouver, and a conference call held November 7 2013.
December 9, 2013 - 8:25am •
In a recent letter, MP Mark Strahl notes that the government has made investments in new funding for benefits for veterans and their families, but what he doesn’t point out is that any new funding the government has committed is spread over many years.
November 25, 2013 - 3:32pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.
October 25, 2013 - 4:11pm •
Nearly 350 workers at the Richmond location of IKEA have been locked out by management since May 13. These workers, members of Teamsters Local 213, are being asked to accept a two-tiered wage structure, along with substantial pay cuts.
October 25, 2013 - 11:11am •
Bill C-4 takes away the democratic rights of federal public sector employees and seriously undermines the health and safety protections in the Canada Labour Code covering workers under federal jurisdiction.The proposed amendments to federal labour laws do not modernize the public sector. Rather, they are regressive and set back rights 30 years.The following is a synopsis of PSAC’s concerns with the bill.
October 25, 2013 - 8:50am •
(Ottawa) October 25, 2013 – The Public Service Alliance of Canada called today on the Conservative government to withdraw changes to federal labour legislation from the Budget Implementation Act. What is needed instead is a new and genuinely modern labour law modeled on labour legislation that already exists for other workers across Canada, such as the Canada Labour Code.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

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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