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Updates

A tentative agreement between PSAC and Treasury Board has been reached for the PA table, covering over 68,000 federal public service workers. The deal includes significant breakthroughs on “common issues,” such as sick leave and workforce adjustment, the details of which were hammered out by the common issues committee earlier this week

The staff in the BC Region wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Please note that the Vancouver and Victoria Regional Offices will be closed from December 26th through January 2nd. In case of emergency, please call (604) 430-5631 or 1 (800) 663-1655 and leave a message in the general delivery voicemail box - we will be checking regularly for messages.

The federal government has announced its commitment to banning asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. This is a long-awaited decision; PSAC has been calling on the federal government to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos for years.

Bob Jackson wrote a letter to the editor of the National Post, in response to this column by John Robson. Read it below ...

I was disappointed to see John Robson use another in a long line of flawed reports by the Fraser Institute as an excuse to launch an attack on public service workers.

Season's greetings Sisters and Brothers,

Looking back at 2016 I want to thank and acknowledge all the PSAC members across the province who make our communities and our union better.

Thank you all.

Vancouver – Bargaining between Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)/Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) and the Vancouver Airport Authority have broken off and a Federal Conciliation Officer has been called in to help get a new contract.

Key bargaining issues include wage rates, variable hours of work, protections against harassment and bullying, sick leave and medical benefits.

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