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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.

February 16, 2012 - 1:21pm •
As part of the fight-back activities that we all committed to at the President’s Conference in 2011 we are asking PSAC members in BC to in a National Day of Action Thursday, March 1st at lunchtime. 
February 7, 2012 - 10:30am •
In the evening of January 20, 2012 a massive explosion and fire destroyed the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake, a remote community of about 3,600 people in northern BC.The fire, the worst industrial accident in BC in a generation, killed two workers and injured another nineteen. The destruction of the mill also put 250 members of the United Steelworkers out of work and will have a devastating effect on the entire town’s economy, thanks to the many spin-off jobs created by the local forestry industry.On January 27th the United Steelworkers announced the launch of a fundraising appeal and the creation of a trust account to provide support to the workers of Babine Forest Products and their families. The labour movement in quickly responded and USW was inundated with offers of support and assistance from other unions and union members across the country.
January 23, 2012 - 12:47pm •
Federal cutbacks announced in the 2010 and 2011 budgets will result in more than 60,000 job losses, says a study released today by the CCPA.
December 15, 2011 - 10:04am •
PSAC launches second video highlighting absurdity of cutsThe giant squirrel strikes again! Last night, the Public Service Alliance of Canada launched another video as part of its Third Choice campaign. In this one, a giant squirrel disrupts a meat inspector and secretly plants non-inspected meat in a young mother’s grocery cart.
December 9, 2011 - 4:37pm •
Here are the Regional Council Members reports presented at the October 2011 RC meeting and the minutes of the April 2011 meeting.
November 25, 2011 - 11:28am •
November 15, 2011 - 9:47am •
Treasury Board president Tony Clement must let Canadians see the advice he’s getting on public service cuts and let them have their say.The Public Service Alliance of Canada says transparency is critical given the government’s goal to cut public services by up to 10 per cent across the board.
November 14, 2011 - 11:20am •
Public services contribute to local economies and help small businesses thrive. Drastic cuts to public sector jobs and salaries have a devastating impact on businesses, particularly in small communities. But paradoxically, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business continues to campaign for cuts to public service jobs and pensions.
November 3, 2011 - 11:06am •
Every three years, the PSAC holds its Triennial National Convention, where delegates from across the union come together, debate issues and set direction for the Union for the next three years.We will be doing something new at the PSAC 2012 Convention: for the first time, delegates will have the opportunity to debate and adopt a “Members’ Plan”.The plan is designed to set the direction for the Union for the next three years.
November 1, 2011 - 1:38pm •
PSAC has joined with the Council of Canadians and others to file for intervener status in a lawsuit seeking to prevent the closure of the Canadian Wheat Board.

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