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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.

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.
May 24, 2012 - 1:23pm •
*** To: PSAC Activists in BCAs you know, National Public Services Week is taking place June 10th – 16th, under the theme “Celebrating our Commitment!”
May 23, 2012 - 10:20am •
Union of Canadian Transportation Employees NEWS RELEASE Tuesday May 22, 201255 lives saved so far this year by staff at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station that will be closed by federal cuts – including 9 lives saved during Victoria Day long weekend, Coast Guard union announces in launching campaign to save Station from closureVANCOUVER – 55 lives have been saved so far this year by staff at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, including 9 lives saved this Victoria Day long weekend says the union representing Coast Guard workers.
May 2, 2012 - 3:55am •
Convention delegates and observers merged with a thousand other demonstrators, including PSAC members in the NCR, in front of the Prime Minister's Office Tuesday, chanting “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Stephen Harper's got to go,” and stood together to denounce the cuts to public services.

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