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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.

September 14, 2012 - 9:34pm •
Protesters plan to occupy the Kitsilano Coast Guard for 24 hours overnight to protest the base’s closure. Here's a video report from Global TV BC.
September 6, 2012 - 12:00am •
OTTAWA – The veiled threats of a backbench Conservative MP to punish federal public servants for exercising their democratic rights as citizens has drawn the ire of the country’s largest labour organization.The president of the Canadian Labour Congress says Pierre Poilievre owes an apology to every public servant, especially to citizens of Quebec, for suggesting that a law be passed to deny them the same democratic rights enjoyed by other Canadians.
August 31, 2012 - 1:44pm •
We are all Affected: Let's stand up for public servicesDear Sisters and Brothers,
August 29, 2012 - 1:26pm •
Union jobs benefit everyoneHaving a union on your side makes your job and your workplace safer and fairer.Your employer pays you better and is more likely to provide benefits that help you balance work with life at home. Your health and ability to do your job become important, and your right to fair treatment gets enforced.  Unions make a difference both at work and in the quality of life you earn. We call that difference the union advantage.
August 29, 2012 - 1:03pm •
BC Government workers across the province will hold a one day strike on Wednesday September 5. Next week, approximately 27,000 BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU), Professional Employees Association (PEA) and Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 378 members who work for the BC government will go on strike in 153 communities and 1785 government worksites across B.C. The strike will last all day. 
July 5, 2012 - 12:51pm •
PSAC National President Robyn Benson speaks about the We are all affected campaign and what union members can do to make the public aware of the consequences of conservative government cutbacks for Canadians and their communities.
July 3, 2012 - 1:49pm •
PSAC believes that Canadians have a right to clear information from their government about what federal public services are being cut and how these cuts will affect them.  And we're not alone.  The Parliamentary Budget Officer has been trying to get the details from departments – so far with little success – so that Parliament can be properly informed.
June 27, 2012 - 10:44am •
Ottawa – Canada's largest federal public sector union says that 3,889 of its members in 13 departments are being told today they could lose their jobs.“This government is misleading Canadians when it says these cuts won't impact services we all rely on,” said PSAC's national president Robyn Benson. “We need Stephen Harper and his Ministers to stop hiding behind spin and start talking to all Canadians about the services we are losing.”
June 22, 2012 - 11:46am •
REVP Bob Jackson on the PSAC's We Are All Affected campaign. To get involved, email braggp@psac.com or contact your PSAC Regional Office.

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North Vancouver Island Area Council meeting December 16, 2017 • Nanaimo
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