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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 20, 2012 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the March 2012 RC meeting, as well as the Council Committee Terms of Reference and the meeting minutes.
April 17, 2012 - 9:19am •
The PSAC Scholarship Program offers the following 17 scholarships:
April 13, 2012 - 3:24pm •
** To: PSAC Locals and Activists in BC - please forward widely ** I know that this week has been a difficult one for many PSAC members as many of us, and perhaps yourself included, received Work Force Adjustment affected letters. I want to let you know that PSAC is continuing our fight back campaign against these cuts. 
April 11, 2012 - 2:54pm •
VANCOUVER, April 11, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance  of Canada, the largest federal public sector union in the country, says that over 5,000 federal public service workers in 23 Government Departments received notices today saying they could lose their jobs.
April 11, 2012 - 9:39am •
There are provincial by-elections scheduled for April 19th 2012 in Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Coquitlam.
April 5, 2012 - 11:50am •
PSAC activists from all around the province gathered in March at PSAC BC's 2012 Union School. This year's School, held under the theme “Our Strength: Mobilizing and Fighting Back!” provided participants with the opportinity to learn, practice and take back strategies and skills to mobilize and in the fight back against federal government cuts and privatization.
April 5, 2012 - 9:45am •
With the Harper government promising to slash 19,200 federal public service jobs, there is one group of people who stand to lose the most -- the students and graduates working to become the next generation of civil servants.It’s a reality Sean O’Brady is acutely aware of as federal layoff notices go out this week, with some public service employees expected to learn their fate Wednesday.
April 4, 2012 - 8:53am •
Ottawa – Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the  government to give Canadians a department by department accounting of exactly what services are going to be cut – where, when and how.“Without that information Canadians won't know what services they are losing until they are gone,” said Patty Ducharme, PSAC's National Executive Vice-President.The call came in an analysis of Budget 2012 released at a news conference in Ottawa today. That analysis emphasizes the connection between “back office” functions and the services Canadians rely on.
March 30, 2012 - 8:24am •
In conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress and the BC Federation of Labour, PSAC BC held a budget watch and press conference on March 29th.REVP Bob Jackson and BC Fed President Jim Sinclair comment on the federal budget in the two clips below ...Wrong Choices, Wrong TimeThis is a budget for Bay Street
March 30, 2012 - 7:57am •
After months of mixed messages and secrecy, today’s federal budget confirms that this government’s austerity agenda will leave Canadians without services they need, put tens of thousands out of work, put the environment and health and safety at risk and shrink the economy.Economists estimate this budget will cost tens of thousands of public and private sector jobs but provides very little information on where and how cuts will be implemented.

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West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting September 10, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 12, 2018 • Vancouver
Northwest Area Council meeting September 13, 2018 • Prince Rupert
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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