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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 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?
June 28, 2013 - 2:19pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada extends its solidarity to Albertans, including PSAC members who have suffered losses during the flooding in Southern Alberta.  During a visit to Calgary last weekend, I witnessed the impact of the floods on our members, their families and their communities. This is one of the most serious disasters to hit Canada in many years and PSAC is determined to work with all of our members and other labour organizations to coordinate a response.
June 28, 2013 - 9:12am •
The Senate has voted to amend Bill C-377, making major changes to a deeply flawed piece of legislation that singles out unions to provide detailed and intrusive reports to the Canada Revenue Agency. The amended Bill will now go back to the House of Commons in the fall.
June 20, 2013 - 1:35pm •
Veterans Affairs has announced more jobs cuts today, which will again reduce services to veterans who have already felt the impact of severe cuts to the department since the 2012 budget.

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NorthEast Area Council AGM January 23, 2019 • Prince George
Victoria Area Council AGM January 24, 2019 • Victoria
Vancouver Area Council AGM January 30, 2019 • Vancouver
West Fraser Valley Area Council AGM February 11, 2019 • Surrey

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