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Victoria - Members of local First Nations, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and BCGEU are pleased to be holding a Sacred Water Ceremony on the territory known as Lekwungen of Songhees & Esquimalt First Nations on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada will be holding an electronic vote for members of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ratify the tentative agreement between PSAC and CFIA.

The voting period will be from January 15 to February 15, 2018.

PSAC is happy to announce that a new collective agreement has been ratified by members of PSAC/DCL 20500 working for the Corps of Commissionaires on Vancouver Island.

The new contract, which expires in March 2019 includes a wage increase, improvements to bereavement leave, an increase in paid sick leave days, and better language around seniority,

PSAC members who live in South Surrey-White Rock are reminded that by law, eligible electors must have three consecutive hours to cast their vote on election day. If your hours of work do not allow for three consecutive hours to vote, your employer must give you time off. Your employer has the right to decide when the time off will be given.

Surrey - The New Westminster and District Labour Council and the Public Service Alliance of Canada are sponsoring a candlelight vigil at Holland Park in Surrey on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. December 6th marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal.

Members of the public will gather to reflect on violence against women and collect donations for local women's organizations.

This week, over 300 activists will gather in Ottawa for the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s triennial National Leadership Training. As part of this event, some of these activists will meet with Members of Parliament about the federal public service pay system.“PSAC activists will bring the stories of our members to Parliament Hill so that MPs don’t lose sight of the impact the Phoenix debacle is having on the personal lives of federal public service workers,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.

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