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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.

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.
June 27, 2012 - 10:44am •
Ottawa – Canada's largest federal public sector union says that 3,889 of its members in 13 departments are being told today they could lose their jobs.“This government is misleading Canadians when it says these cuts won't impact services we all rely on,” said PSAC's national president Robyn Benson. “We need Stephen Harper and his Ministers to stop hiding behind spin and start talking to all Canadians about the services we are losing.”
June 22, 2012 - 11:46am •
REVP Bob Jackson on the PSAC's We Are All Affected campaign. To get involved, email braggp@psac.com or contact your PSAC Regional Office.
June 15, 2012 - 2:36pm •
Greetings,I'm happy to let you know the AEC approved a national summer campaign earlier this month, to be held under the theme "We Are All Affected". The campaign, which will launch officially next week, is designed to promote the value of federal public services and is very similar to what we've been doing here in BC over the last few summers with our "Think Public" campaign.Campaign Objectives
June 12, 2012 - 12:54pm •
VANCOUVER, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Surfers and swimmers at the popular Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park are at risk after federal cuts this month removed four lifeguards who have been in place each summer for nearly 40 years, says their union.The concerns of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the union representing workers at Parks Canada, are echoed by Tofino's mayor and the Tofino-Long Beach Chamber of Commerce.
June 7, 2012 - 8:31am •
The federal government is set to push through Bill C-38, its 450-page omnibus budget bill. The Conservatives are following a similar pattern as in the previous few years – cramming dozens of major legislative changes in the budget implementation bill, leaving little time for study or debate.

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