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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 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.
March 3, 2016 - 2:11pm •
March 2, 2016 - 12:41pm •
  Safety & Respect for All Women - Celebrating our victories and continuing the fight for equality On International Women’s Day 2016, PSAC invites our members to celebrate our many victories and to continue the fight for equality for all women.
February 22, 2016 - 2:04pm •
The Liberal government needs to reinvest in the public service, not introduce more austerity measures. That was the main messages delivered by PSAC regional executive vice-president Jeannie Baldwin during the House of Commons Finance Committee pre-budget consultations this week.
February 12, 2016 - 10:04am •

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