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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.

March 20, 2013 - 10:27am •
To: PSAC Locals and Activists in BC Greetings,As you may be aware, the Conservative’s have announced they will be releasing this year’s budget on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 4PM EST. We expect the budget to contain further cuts, affecting our members and further devastating the public sector.  The lack of transparency and hidden legislative changes in the 2012 budget shows the disregard this government has towards Canadians and public services.
March 19, 2013 - 12:24pm •
PSAC is calling on the government to recognize that austerity isn't working – Canadians have lost services they need and job cuts are hurting the economy. You can't create jobs and prosperity by cutting jobs and services.
March 18, 2013 - 8:42am •
Sick leave is a negotiated benefitSick leave provisions in collective agreements are a negotiated benefit for public sector workers who get sick; they are not a benefit for those who are healthy. Sick leave ensures workers are well enough to provide quality public services.Any changes to the current sick leave provisions are a matter for negotiations between the PSAC and the federal government
March 13, 2013 - 1:18pm •
To: PSAC Local Presidents and Component National Officers in BC, on behalf of REVP Bob Jackson and the PSAC National Board of Directors Re: Regional Meetings to Launch Plan Against Government Attacks The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our Collective Agreement rights. The government is preparing another budget that Finance Minister Flaherty has said will require further “sacrifice” on
March 5, 2013 - 12:28pm •
International Women's Day is coming up soon and we thought we would highlight a booklet produced by the PSAC Programs Section which outlines some of the negative effects the Conservative government's policies have on women in Canada.
March 1, 2013 - 1:06pm •
What is the Union School?Union Education at its best! This Union School is 5 intensive days of in-residence learning for activists and leaders here in BC. If you are a leader or activist, this Union School will provide you with the opportunity to build your skills, acquire new skills and network with each other.  How to applyPlease note the application deadline has now passed.
February 19, 2013 - 2:31pm •
 Emergency vigil to be held starting at 5PM today – Tuesday at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station. Speakers from BC Federation of Labour, Jericho Sailing Centre, MP Fin Donnelly and others to be confirmed laterThe rally takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 19 outside the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station in Vancouver – 1661 Whyte Avenue in Vanier Park [off Chestnut Street below the Burrard Street Bridge.]
February 14, 2013 - 1:29pm •
 Despite a huge outcry from British Columbians, the federal government still plans to close the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, affecting the PSAC/UCTE members who work at the station and putting lives at risk in Vancouver's busy harbour.
February 14, 2013 - 1:13pm •
The Federal Court last week upheld a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations.The ruling means that the employer has the obligation to find workable solutions on a case-by-case basis so that workers like Fiona Johnstone can balance work and family, to the point of undue hardship.
February 13, 2013 - 10:02am •
As published in the Financial Postconservative Member of Parliament Pierre Poilievre is right: Judge Ivan Rand did rule that employees should “take the burden with the benefit” (“Unions ignore the Rand formula,” Feb. 6).

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