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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.

May 16, 2013 - 1:10pm •
National Public Service Week will be held from June 9 to 15, 2013.  This event marks the importance of federal public service employees and recognizes their service to Canadian society.  We find it an insult to our members and to our union that the employer promotes this event while the government of Canada continues its assault on federal public services and public service delivery.  Our members have received and continue to receive affected/surplus notices, and are being offered a piece of cake and a cup of coffee to wash it down.
May 9, 2013 - 2:09pm •
Here are the Regional Council reports presented at the April 2013 Regional Council meeting.
May 9, 2013 - 10:20am •
The following is re-posted from Headwinds, a blog written by the PSAC Alliance Executive Committee - the National President, National Executive Vice-President and seven Regional Executive Vice-Presidents. Read more of their thoughts on the issues that affect PSAC members and all Canadians at aec-cea.ca and watch for more from Bob - we plan to make this a regular feature here at the regional website.
May 7, 2013 - 2:28pm •
An op-ed by PSAC National President Robyn Benson, as published on iPolitics, May 2, 2013.We’re union — and we’re not going anywhere By Robyn Benson | May 2, 2013 8:53 pm 
May 1, 2013 - 10:25am •
Unions in North America adopted May 1st in the late 1800s as a day to commemorate the struggle of working people to win the eight hour day.And when we say ‘struggle' we mean struggle. Things blew up. People were killed. The police lied. Workers were jailed and executed. Back then that was how far the rich and powerful were willing to go to protect their access to cheap and pliable labour, for however long they wanted it, each and every working day.
April 30, 2013 - 2:38pm •
A message to PSAC members in BC from Bob Jackson, Regional Executive Vice President.As you know, BC is going to the polls very soon. PSAC BC, along with many other unions in the province, is participating in the BC Federation of Labour Vote for Change campaign.
April 18, 2013 - 8:16am •
On April 12, 2013, Treasury Board issued a letter to all Heads of Human Resources and Chiefs of Compensation in federal departments and agencies regarding Records of Employment.  The letter states:“… the ROEs should be coded as code G (workforce reduction), when an employee leaves the CPA, under one of the following circumstances:
April 15, 2013 - 10:57am •
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our Collective Agreement rights.
April 11, 2013 - 9:51am •
Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save services and protect jobs.  We've also been using our collective agreement provisions to help members cope with the impact of budget cuts. We've negotiated those provisions, just like we've won fair wages, health and safety protections, sick leave, and all of the benefits we count on.  The improvements we've made for ourselves have helped other workers do the same, contributing to a higher standard of living for everyone.
April 2, 2013 - 12:18pm •
A continued attack on public services and public service delivery, Aboriginal Peoples and provinces.Federal Budget 2013 lacks accountability and appears to pick fights with public sector workers and their unions, provincial governments and Aboriginal Peoples.


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Upcoming Political Action Events

NorthEast Area Council meeting June 22, 2020 • Prince George & area
West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting July 20, 2020 • West Fraser Valley
Vancouver Area Council meeting September 9, 2020 • Vancouver
NorthWest Area Council meeting November 2, 2020 • Prince Rupert
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 18, 2020 • Vancouver

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