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Sisters and Brothers,

Like many of you, I stayed up late last night watching for the results and cheering the candidates on.

While the outcome of our provincial election may not make itself clear for some time, one thing is clear: the majority of British Columbians voted for change.

Regardless of what happens in the upcoming days, I am confident that BC is moving in a better direction. We all should be proud of the role PSAC members played in building a better BC.

Our bargaining team met with SSO during the week of May 1. The team started the week in caucus, where we had planned to review SSO’s proposals, but unfortunately the documents provided by our employer contained many errors and lacked clarity. This made it impossible for us to do our work of analyzing their proposal

The latest annual report on the federal public service notes the failure of the Phoenix pay system as one of the biggest challenges that faced the public service last year.

Our bargaining team met with the Agency on May 2, 3 and 4.

PSAC members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming provincial election and reminded that the BC Elections Act provides for time off work for voting on May 9th, General Voting Day.

Voters are entitled to four consecutive hours free from work to vote on General Voting Day. Voting hours on General Voting Day are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Pacific time.