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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.

January 29, 2018 - 9:52am •
PSAC has written the President of the Treasury Board requesting a remission order to protect federal public service workers who have been subject to overpayment errors by Phoenix. This would provide all federal public service workers who received overpayments an exemption from repaying the gross amount – which is more than what they received
January 18, 2018 - 10:27am •
Hello fellow PSAC members, I met with Randall Garrison, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, on January 16th. Randall has committed to assisting PSAC members in his riding to the best of his abilities on the Phoenix issue. He has committed to working with me as the PSAC Vancouver Island Coordinator. In order to help raise public awareness and support, Randall would like to have examples of the Phoenix pay issues that his constituents have been experiencing.
January 16, 2018 - 10:12am •
PSAC has scheduled training for pay advocates, normally local officers or stewards, that have been assisting members with Phoenix issues. This training will provide information and training on tools specifically for assisting those with pay issues.  It will also provide information on our key objectives in pressuring the government to address and resolve Phoenix.  Objectives of the 1-day course include
January 8, 2018 - 11:33am •
PSAC members rallied at Harbour Centre in Vancouver on December 13 2017, calling on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure workers are paid correctly and on time. Members sang a few Christmas Carols (Jingle bells, Phoenix smells!) and heard from members who have been directly affected by problems with the pay system.
January 8, 2018 - 11:01am •
Members of the Customs and Immigration Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada demonstrated at the Peace Arch border crossing in support of ongoing national bargaining efforts toward a new collective agreement for members of the FB group on Thursday December 14.
January 3, 2018 - 3:38pm •
*** To PSAC Locals in the federal government – please share with your membership ***
December 15, 2017 - 9:32am •
In a recent report to Parliament, the House of Commons Finance Committee has told the federal government not to privatize Canada’s airports.
December 15, 2017 - 9:30am •
As the year-end draws near, PSAC is demanding the government take immediate action to exempt public service workers they have mistakenly overpaid, from being forced to pay back the gross amount.
December 12, 2017 - 12:19pm •
Vancouver – On December 13, the last government pay day before Christmas, federal public service workers in Vancouver are rallying to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and to call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and on time. Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Time: 12PM – 1PM Location: Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings, Vancouver The Phoenix payroll system used by the federal government has been riddled with problems since it was rolled out in early 2016.

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Victoria Area Council meeting September 26, 2018 • Victoria
West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting November 5, 2018 • Surrey
Vancouver Area Council meeting November 14, 2018 • Vancouver

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