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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.

April 11, 2012 - 9:39am •
There are provincial by-elections scheduled for April 19th 2012 in Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam.
April 5, 2012 - 11:50am •
PSAC activists from all around the province gathered in March at PSAC BC's 2012 Union School. This year's School, held under the theme “Our Strength: Mobilizing and Fighting Back!” provided participants with the opportinity to learn, practice and take back strategies and skills to mobilize and in the fight back against federal government cuts and privatization.
April 5, 2012 - 9:45am •
With the Harper government promising to slash 19,200 federal public service jobs, there is one group of people who stand to lose the most -- the students and graduates working to become the next generation of civil servants.It’s a reality Sean O’Brady is acutely aware of as federal layoff notices go out this week, with some public service employees expected to learn their fate Wednesday.
April 4, 2012 - 8:53am •
Ottawa – Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the  government to give Canadians a department by department accounting of exactly what services are going to be cut – where, when and how.“Without that information Canadians won't know what services they are losing until they are gone,” said Patty Ducharme, PSAC's National Executive Vice-President.The call came in an analysis of Budget 2012 released at a news conference in Ottawa today. That analysis emphasizes the connection between “back office” functions and the services Canadians rely on.
March 30, 2012 - 8:24am •
In conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress and the BC Federation of Labour, PSAC BC held a budget watch and press conference on March 29th.REVP Bob Jackson and BC Fed President Jim Sinclair comment on the federal budget in the two clips below ...Wrong Choices, Wrong TimeThis is a budget for Bay Street
March 30, 2012 - 7:57am •
After months of mixed messages and secrecy, today’s federal budget confirms that this government’s austerity agenda will leave Canadians without services they need, put tens of thousands out of work, put the environment and health and safety at risk and shrink the economy.Economists estimate this budget will cost tens of thousands of public and private sector jobs but provides very little information on where and how cuts will be implemented.
March 28, 2012 - 9:22am •
VANCOUVER, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, will host a Budget Watch when the federal budget comes down at 1PM on March 29th.
March 27, 2012 - 9:22am •
 In conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, PSAC BC will be holding a budget watch and press conference in Vancouver. All members in Vancouver are invited to join us, if they are able.What: A coordinated PSAC, Labour, and Community response to the budget.
March 21, 2012 - 12:03pm •
In conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, PSAC is calling on members to contact their Member of Parliament concerning Bill C-377. In its current form, Bill C-377 would be the most costly and discriminatory Bill faced by the labour movement across Canada in memory. We ask that all members contact their local Member of Parliament - especially if the local MP is a Conservative - and voice opposition to the Bill C-377. For more information see below.
March 21, 2012 - 10:28am •
Cuts by stealth will harm the economy and public servicesOttawa - Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the government to put an end to mixed messages and the secrecy surrounding how much it wants to cut, when, where and how.

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North Vancouver Island Area Council meeting December 16, 2017 • Nanaimo
Victoria Area Council meeting January 10, 2018 • Victoria
PSAC Okanagan Area Council AGM January 27, 2018 • Kelowna

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