Boycott National Public Service Week 2014

Please see the attached notice from PSAC National President Robyn Benson regarding National Public Service Week activities in June. At the February 2014 meeting of the National Board of Directors, we once again called for a boycott of NPSW.

Given that, I respectfully ask that PSAC members in BC not participate in employer sponsored activities in your workplace and that you encourage other members to do the same.

Instead, consider organizing your own “Alternative National Public Service Week” events or participate in events that are currently being scheduled, like the PSAC softball tournaments in Victoria and Vancouver. For more information and assistance, please contact my office.

PSAC is heading into what will most certainly be a difficult round of bargaining with Treasury Board. Tony Clement and the Conservative government have already indicated their intent to dismantle our sick leave and benefits, and they will stop at nothing to ensure their budget is balanced in 2015 on the backs of public sector workers.

We must send the government a message. It is important that we do not participate in these events – which claim to honour public sector workers – while they continue to slash jobs and attack our hard-won gains and our rights.

Show the employer you can’t be bought off with burgers or cake and, instead, choose to stand united with your bargaining teams!

In Solidarity, Bob Jackson REVP BC