2022 PSAC B.C. Treasury Board Regional Mobilization Summit
June 17, 2022
9AM - 4:30PM
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond
“Speak up, Speak out in Support of Your Bargaining Demands!”
The 2022 PSAC BC Treasury Board Regional Mobilization Summit takes place Friday June 17, 2022, 9 AM – 4:30 PM at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond. This will be an in person event, please see below for information on PSAC’s vaccination policy.
By the end of this Summit, participants will:
- Be familiar with and have confidence in taking action in the virtual world (Ulink, peer-to-peer texting, calling action tools, social media, virtual mapping)
- Have participated in building and testing regional strike structures and identified themselves and their co-workers as potential picket captains
- Know how to have hard one-on-one conversations about going on strike
- Have brainstormed and planned what a strike looks like during a pandemic for members’ workplaces
PSAC B.C. Region EB, PA, SV, and TC members will gather under the theme, “Speak up, Speak out in Support of Your Bargaining Demands!”
Summit participants will hear from PSAC National and Regional leaders and have the opportunity to interact with some of the bargaining team members.
In addition, participants will take part in one of four workshops on the main themes for this round of bargaining: equity in the workplace; work / life balance; protecting the public service; and fair wages.
Most importantly, workshops around having hard conversations about the possibility of strike, what striking looks like during a pandemic, and firming up our strike structures in preparation, will also take place.
If you are willing to fight for improvements to your collective agreement, we welcome your application!
Those members in travel status for this Summit, as per the PSAC Travel Policy, will travel to Vancouver on Thursday, and depart after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, unless otherwise authorized.
PSAC vaccination policy for events
Please note, effective April 19, 2022, the PSAC has adopted the Vaccination Policy and guidelines below, which pertains to members and/or guests participating in an activity at a PSAC Office or attending a PSAC event. In accordance with the vaccination policy, all members and guests attending the PSAC B.C. Treasury Board Regional Mobilization Summit in person on June 17, 2022, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to an approved exemption, must follow the procedures set out in Section 5 of the attached policy.Vaccination-Policy-members-guests-April-2022DownloadGuidelines-Vaccination-Policy-members-guests-April-2022Download
Individuals attending the event this June must provide visual proof of vaccination to the designated PSAC staff person upon entry to the meeting space.
The following individuals will NOT be able to attend the Summit:
1. Any individual who is not fully vaccinated and has not been granted an exemption on grounds protected by human rights legislation.
2. Any individual who has not demonstrated visual proof of their full vaccination status.
3. Any individual who will not disclose their vaccination status.
Staff, members, and other visitors at PSAC events must be appropriately masked in all common areas and in the presence of other individuals. During meetings and events, exceptions may also be made in order to consume liquid. PSAC will have N-95 masks available for those without them.
Funding for participants
Participants that reside within 60 kilometres of the venue:
- Will be entitled to salary for Friday
- Will be entitled to claim for ground transportation to travel to and from the venue and a lunch allowance
- Hotel parking is complimentary
- Hotel accommodation will not be provided
Participants that reside more than 60 kilometres from the venue will be considered in travel status which means the following costs will be covered:
- Will be entitled to salary for Thursday (depending on time required to travel) and for Friday
- Travel costs, including ground transportation;
- Meal and incidental allowances (except those provided) as per the PSAC Travel Policy;
- Hotel accommodation costs at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel;
- Hotel parking is complimentary
Accommodation for disabilities
The PSAC Accommodation Policy strives to ensure that PSAC events are barrier-free for members with disabilities. Once selected as a participant, members will be asked to specify their accommodation needs in order to facilitate their participation at the PSAC B.C. Treasury Board Regional Mobilization Summit.
The objective of the PSAC Family Care Policy is to remove one of the barriers which prevents members from participating fully in Union activities and which provides for the reimbursement of family care expenses. A copy of the policy is available on the PSAC website at www.psacunion.ca/family-care-policy.
On-site childcare is intended to remove a barrier to participation at the Summit and is provided only for those who could not otherwise attend, had the service not been available. Requests must be received no later than May 20, 2022.
PSAC policies: Anti-harassment, scent-free, and smoke-free environment
During the Summit and at all events associated with the Summit, the PSAC Anti-Harassment, Smoke-free Environment and Scent-free Environment policies will be in effect. Please refrain from using scented products of any type.
Selection of participants
If you are selected as a participant to this Summit, you will be advised by email and/or telephone. It is important that you provide contact information that you will have access to during the month of May-June 2022.
For further information or assistance call the PSAC Vancouver Regional Office at 604-430-5631 or toll-free in B.C. at 1-800-663-1655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a voicemail or email message and someone will get back to you.
We look forward to the upcoming PSAC B.C. Treasury Board Regional Mobilization Summit! Please use the form below to apply. The application deadline is Monday May 16, 4PM PT.