PSAC BC Regional Newsletter for June 2014

PSAC BC Regional Newsletter for June 2014
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News and Political Action

Bargaining Info Meetings

We are scheduling a series of meetings throughout the province – we will provide an update on the current round of bargaining with Treasury Board and answer any questions members may have about the bargaining process. Bob Jackson explains in the video below …

Boycott public service week: Don’t celebrate service cuts and attacks on our rights – read more at the regional website.

PSAC Scholarships – PSAC is now accepting applications for the 17 scholarships it offers to PSAC members and their children. Details at the national website.

Performance Management – In May 2013, the President of the Treasury Board, Tony Clement, created a media stir when he announced new “performance management” policies for the federal public service. A new policy was officially implemented on April 1, 2014. The PSAC is working to ensure that this tool is not used in an abusive manner or as a deceitful means to increase the dismissal rate of public service employees. We expect the new program to be fair, open and transparent, to be applied equally to all members of the public service. More at the national website.

Tools for members

Information for Members on the Performance Management Initiative: A Local Perspective – The Union of Environment Workers Local 70713 recently put together some information for their members around the new Performance Management Program. This information is geared for TB members, but applies equally to all federal government workers.


  • CFIA –  The ratification vote deadline has been extended until June 6th. How to vote.
  • Canada Revenue Agency – Mediation broke down February 27 as the government and CRA refused to address critical issues. All updates, including a summary of our bargaining position, at the national website.
  • Treasury Board – All five Treasury Board teams are meeting with the employer July 7th through 11th. Watch for updates at the national website.
  • Parks – Members of PSAC’s Parks bargaining team will meet in Ottawa the week of July 22, to discuss key issues and prepare to negotiate with their employer. Read more.

Union Education

Weekend Course Schedule

Our weekend education schedule has wrapped up for the winter/spring – watch for courses coming in the fall of 2014!

Meetings and Events

PSAC at Community Events – PSAC will be hosting info booths at community events across the province over the summer.  We’ll be raising the profile of our union, talking to the public and other PSAC members about our work as federal public sector workers, the effects of the cuts and PSAC’s We Are All Affected campaign. These events are always fun, and are a great way to meet your fellow union members and members of the public

Car Free Day, Vancouver – June 15 – details
National Aboriginal Day Celebrations, Vancouver – June 21 – details
Surrey Pride – July 6th – details
Victoria Pride Parade & Festival – July 6th – details
Fusion Festival, Surrey – July 19,20 – details

Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee, Victoria, June 17
West Fraser Valley Area Council, Surrey, June 23

More information on all of these at the events calendar.

Thanks for reading, <<First Name>>!

Patrick Bragg
PSAC Vancouver Regional Office
604 430 5631 | 1 800 663 1655 | |

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