PSAC BC Regional Newsletter for October 2014

PSAC BC Regional Newsletter for October 2014
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News and Political Action

PSAC BC in the news

  • “I’d like to clear up several misconceptions around a recent proposal our union tabled during our current round of negotiations with the federal government.” – REVP Bob Jackson in the Kelowna Courier

The 2014 Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) kickoff is just around the corner – PSAC members in the B.C. Region have a long-standing history of supporting the GCWCC. Moreover, the success of the campaigns has rested largely on the contributions and involvement of our members. Together, we have helped improve the quality of life for individuals and families across the province by contributing to the United Way and other registered Canadian charities. Read Bob’s message at the website.

Municipal / Local Government Elections in BC are coming up November 15th. We will be participating in the Canadian Labour Congress ‘Municipalities Matter’ campaign and mailing information to PSAC members in BC: watch your mailbox during the first week of November. Several PSAC members are running for elected office and we encourage you to get in touch with them and find out more about their campaigns.

  • Johann Ackermann – Delta City Council
  • Meiling Chia – School District 41 (Burnaby)
  • Barry Cunningham – Prince Rupert City Council
  • Deb Foster – School District 79 (Cowichan Valley)
  • Roger Leroux – School District 93 (Francophone Schools)


It’s that time of year again! PSAC calendars are available – contact your Local Executive or your PSAC Regional Office if you would like some for your worksite.



Union Education

Weekend Course Schedule

Metro Vancouver

Health & Safety Activism – November 8

Vancouver Island

Talking Union Basics – Victoria – October 18,19
Grievance Handling – Courtenay – November 15,16
Representing Members With Mental Illnesses – Victoria – December 13

East Fraser Valley

Representing Members With Mental Illnesses – November 1
Health & Safety Activism – November 2

Southern Interior

Talking Union Basics – Kamloops – October 18
Understanding & Interpreting the Collective Agreement – Kamloops – October 19

Northern BC

Local Officers Course – Prince Rupert – November 29,30

More information on all these courses and online registration at the regional website.

Meetings and Events

October 19th – Esquimalt – Join us for lunch & an ice-cream, hear a bargaining update from your team, and meet your local PSAC Regional Council members – details.

October 31st – Downtown Vancouver – Join us for Halloween treats and hear a bargaining update from your team – details.

November 5th – Vancouver Regional Office – An informal meeting and social event with PSAC National President, Robyn Benson – details.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Northeast Area Council Meeting – Oct 16 – Prince George
North Vancouver Area Council Meeting – Oct 18 – Courtenay
Young Workers meeting and film night – Oct 21 – Vancouver (all are invited!)
Victoria Area Council AGM – Oct 22 – Victoria
BRUSH (H&S) Committee meeting – Oct 22 – Vancouver
Vancouver Area Council meeting – Oct 23 – Vancouver
Mainland Human Rights Committee AGM – Oct 28 – Vancouver
Victoria Regional Womens Committee meeting – Nov 7 – Victoria
Vancouver Regional Womens Committee meeting – Nov 13 – Vancouver
Island Human Rights Committee meeting – Nov 18 – Victoria

More information on all of these events at the calendar.

Thanks for reading, Patrick and happy belated Thanksgiving!

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

Do you have news or know of an event that may be of interest to PSAC members? Got feedback on the newsletter? Just want to say hi? Email PSAC!