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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 2, 2012 - 10:28am •
Ottawa-Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, as well as several other ministers will make announcements today across the country with regards to the Red Tape Reduction Commission.Made up of corporations and lobby groups, this partisan commission is seeking to reduce regulatory compliance instead of focusing on keeping Canadians safe from harm.
September 30, 2012 - 12:00am •
On Saturday, September 15the PSAC members across the country demonstrated their support for public services and talked about how federal cuts are affecting all Canadians. Here in BC we hosted events in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbotsford, Victoria, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Prince George, and Naramata. Members hosted booths, rallied for public services, spoke to members of their community, and heard from local politicians across the province.
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.

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NorthEast Area Council AGM March 12, 2018 • Prince George
PSAC Okanagan Area Council meeting April 14, 2018 • Kelowna
Vancouver Area Council meeting April 18, 2018 • Vancouver
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Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver

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