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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 8, 2016 - 8:56am •
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, formally opened the Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Base today, and announced that it will be expanded to include emergency environmental response and emergency response training.
June 1, 2016 - 12:00am •
May 18, 2016 - 1:04pm •
The first ever PSAC BC Regional Conference for Racially Visible Members was held May 13 through 15 under the theme “Race Forward: Our Union, Our Community, Our Future!”. Thirty-five PSAC members gathered in Vancouver over the weekend to discuss, strategize and mobilize on issues impacting racially visible members in BC, share experiences and network, and empower and inspire themselves and others to become active in our union, our community, and our workplaces.
April 19, 2016 - 3:51pm •
It's time to raise the minimum wage! PSAC members joined with hundreds of people in Vancouver on the Canadian National Day of Action for a $15 Minimum Wage. British Columbia has the lowest minimum wage in Canada and this leaves full-time workers living thousands of dollars below the poverty line. We believe that work should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. It's time for the BC government to make a real increase the minimum wage so that nobody is left behind.
March 29, 2016 - 1:44pm •
The federal budget included a positive statement about bargaining: “The government is committed to negotiating in good faith to reach agreements that are fair for public service employees and Canadians.” The Liberals re-stated that they have introduced legislation to repeal the Conservative law that gave the government the power to make unilateral changes to sick leave. The budget also reiterated their decision not to book savings from the elimination of sick leave in advance of negotiations.
March 29, 2016 - 12:59pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes the new government’s move away from austerity and its commitment to invest to improve the lives of Canadians, at least in the immediate future. “Federal public service workers want to deliver on commitments made in the federal budget. That requires departments having the resources they need to serve Canadians,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
March 21, 2016 - 8:48am •
VANCOUVER, March 21, 2016 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada BC Region is calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to create real change by reinvesting in the federal public service for the immediate benefit of British Columbians. "We urgently need to see a new approach from this government. The Liberal election platform promised to improve the quality of public services, including reducing wait times and increasing access to in-person services. We will hold them to that," said Bob Jackson, PSAC Regional Executive Vice President for BC.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

Phoenix public awareness event August 30, 2017 • Vancouver
East Fraser Valley Area Council AGM August 30, 2017 • Fraser Valley
East Fraser Valley Area Council Meeting September 20, 2017 • Abbotsford
Vancouver Area Council Special General Meeting September 28, 2017 • Vancouver
East Fraser Valley Area Council Meeting October 12, 2017 • Abbotsford

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