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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.

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.
October 17, 2013 - 9:39am •
This Speech from the Throne is a missed opportunity and another attack against the public service. Balancing the budget on the backs of public servants is not a balanced approach. If the Conservatives really want Canadians to have good, secure jobs, we need more social investments not more public service cuts.
October 9, 2013 - 2:02pm •
republished with kind permission from the September issue of the Advocate, the official newsletter of the BC Federation of Retired Union Members.Alice West, former PSAC National Director and President of BC FORUM, has won the 2013 Rosemary Brown award for Women, recognizing her immense contribution to the labour movement, equality and social justice in Canada, and in particular her contributions in the area of Women in the Labour Movement.
October 8, 2013 - 3:26pm •
Conservative MPs want to weaken unions. They want to pass a law that will open up our collective agreements. They want to take out our union security clauses.The most important thing we can do to combat these attacks is educate and engage thousands of members about the gains our union has made and the threats we face.
October 7, 2013 - 1:52pm •
You can help veterans stop the closure of the Veterans Affairs offices in their communities. In the lead-up to Remembrance Day and beyond, PSAC members will be working with veterans to organize events in their communities and urge Members of Parliament to speak out against the closures.
September 30, 2013 - 9:36am •
Canada’s veterans will be in Ottawa Thursday, October 3rd to talk about why the federal government must not close Veterans Affairs offices they rely on.WATCH THE LAUNCH LIVE at 8:00 am PST on Thursday, October 3 - www.psac.com/webcastThe office in Prince George has already been shut down and the government says that by February, offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Thunder Bay, Windsor, Brandon, Saskatoon and Kelowna will be closing their doors to veterans too.
August 30, 2013 - 12:00am •
It's Labour Day and as hard working Canadians across the country celebrate with their families, it comes as no surprise that the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is once again using the occasion to attack and denigrate public sector workers.
August 7, 2013 - 4:06pm •
Next Up is a leadership program for young adults committed to social and environmental justice.
July 10, 2013 - 8:58am •
How can the government possibly justify $50,000 in bonuses for deputy ministers while thousands of public-service positions and services are eliminated?

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Halloween Mobilization October 31, 2018
West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting November 5, 2018 • Surrey
Fraser Valley Area Council Meeting November 8, 2018 • Abbotsford
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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