Text Size: AAA

Updates

The 8th Triennial PSAC BC Region Convention will be held in Vancouver May 1-3, 2020 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront. In advance of the official convention call, we would like to provide Branches, Locals, Regional Committees and Area Councils with some preliminary information and timelines.

In accordance with Resolution CS-51A, which was passed at the 2018 National Triennial Convention, all PSAC Regional Triennial Conventions will be fully funded.

Here are some important dates that members in BC should be aware of.

Many thanks to Corinne Foster, a young worker and PSAC member who attended the BC Federation of Labour School at Camp Jubilee, and shared this report with us. For more information about PSAC BC's Young Worker Committees and initiatives, vist http://psacbc.com/our-organization/young-workers

Camp Jubilee: June 14-16, 2019 a report by: Corinne FOSTER

Learning

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.

In 1991 the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a Federal Court decision that struck down these restrictions and confirmed that restrictions on political activities should not apply to the vast majority of federal workers.

Grievance flow chart example imageGrievance time lines are one of the most important elements of problem solving. If we miss the initial filing of a grievance or the transmittal of grievances between levels we shortchange one or more of our members. In order to avoid this happening we have updated and posted several grievance time line flowcharts, more will follow for other bargaining units.

Friends,

Pages