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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.

June 4, 2015 - 9:18pm •
As we've done over the past few years, PSAC BC will be hosting info booths at community events across the province over the summer.  We'll be raising the profile of our union, talking to the public and other PSAC members about our work as federal public sector workers, the effects of cuts to federal public service and PSAC's We Are All Affected and Healthy Workplaces campaigns. These events are always fun, and are a great way to meet your fellow union members and members of the public.
June 3, 2015 - 9:07am •
PSAC members in BC have been calling and emailing their MPs to let them know how they feel about Bill C-59 and telling them they expect the government to respect collective bargaining rights. Here's a sample of what members are saying. To John Duncan, Conservative MP for Vancouver Island North
May 27, 2015 - 9:33am •
May 25, 2015 - 11:47am •
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. However until 1988, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.
May 21, 2015 - 12:19pm •
Are you upset about the government’s interference in the collective bargaining process and its latest attempt to curb our right to free collective bargaining? PSAC members in BC rallied on Monday to send a message to the government - legislating any changes to collective agreements is not acceptable!
May 11, 2015 - 7:02pm •
We sat down on Friday afternoon with Bob Jackson, PSAC's Regional Executive Vice President for BC, for a chat about Bill C-59, PSAC's response, and next steps. Here's a quick video.
May 1, 2015 - 12:00am •
Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the April 2015 Regional Council meeting. The Council report is a large file (~9 MB) and available here at dropbox.com
April 30, 2015 - 5:13pm •
PSAC members rallied in Quebec City this afternoon to stand up for collective bargaining rights and oppose the federal Conservative government's unilateral action against sick leave benefits.
April 23, 2015 - 9:27pm •
PSAC has been in the media a fair amount over the past couple of days with reaction to the government's announcement that it plans to eliminate the existing sick leave provisions for federal public service workers, whether or not an agreement is reached at the bargaining table. Here's a media round-up. CBC's Power & Politics - Interview with Robyn Benson, PSAC National President (skip to 26:55 in the clip)
April 14, 2015 - 7:44pm •
Sisters and Brothers,   The 44th International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) will be held in Chicago Illinois at the Hyatt Regency May 20-25, 2015.  The theme of the Convention is Owning Our Future-Building Our Community.  More information can be found at the following link http://www.cbtu.org/.   PSAC will be sponsoring two members who are activists and members of CBTU to attend the Convention.  

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