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Updates

PSAC members have the right to promote and build our union in the workplace. Members have the right to be kept informed on the employer’s premises during non-work time, before or after shifts and during paid or unpaid breaks and lunch periods. This is the law.

PSAC members at SSO strategize during their bargaining conference in Winnipeg, June 8 and 9, 2011.

PSAC Bargaining Team continues to push for changes to retirement plan, proposes summer bargaining dates.

Our FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board and CBSA representatives in Ottawa the week of June 20 to continue negotiations for a new contract. Over the course of the week the parties discussed our demands related to working alone, leave for dental and medical appointments, increase in shift premium, and pension reform.

Despite the gray weather PSAC BC launched the popular “Think Public!” summer campaign at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive in Vancouver last weekend. REVP Bob Jackson marched in the Langley City Parade, and had an opportunity to meet with MP Mark Warawa to talk about how the government’s plan to cut program spending will affect public public services and the workers that provide them in Langley.

For far too long the federal government has ignored the needs of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Postal workers in Victoria took their turn in country-wide rotating strike actions yesterday. Members of the South Island Area Council were there to support and encourage their CUPW sisters and brothers, and members of the North Central Area Council joined delegates at the BC Federation of Labour Regional Conference in Prince George at a rally last weekend.

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