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Political Action

Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save public services and protect jobs. We are all affected by cuts to services, and we must all take action to defend the public services PSAC members provide to Canadians.

This section contains news and information about PSAC's political action program in British Columbia. Visit the national website for background and more information on our campaigns.

October 9, 2018 - 8:48am •
The Phoenix pay system has been a disaster for our members. Members have been underpaid, overpaid and not paid at all. Learn more about what the union has been doing to get this fixed. Not deducting union dues correctly is one more way that Phoenix has failed public sector workers. You can help us push the government to pay public sector workers correctly, every pay day.
September 28, 2018 - 3:09pm •
Friends, The planning and organizing work for an October 31st rally in downtown Vancouver will get underway soon. PSAC members will let the government know it's time to end the Phoenix disaster and negotiate a collective agreement that recognizes the value of our work and the importance of the services you provide to Canadians.
September 26, 2018 - 9:20am •
PSAC's Treasury Board bargaining teams, representing nearly 100,000 members in the PA, TC, SV and EB groups will be at the negotiating table the week of October 8 2018. Here are the highlights from the major demands put forward at the common issues bargaining table. Addressing phoenix: To prevent another tragedy like Phoenix from ever happening again, PSAC is demanding greater consultation with the union before any technological changes are put in place affecting members.
September 25, 2018 - 2:56pm •
Federal public service workers are showing up every day to deliver crucial services we all depend on—even though they stopped getting paid properly. Over 200,000 workers and their families are still suffering financial and emotional fallout from the Phoenix pay system disaster.
September 24, 2018 - 1:30pm •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is launching a national television ad campaign to highlight the dedication of public service workers throughout the Phoenix pay system disaster, which has now been going on for two and a half years. Despite missed paycheques, fending off debt collectors, and managing endless uncertainty, PSAC members have continued to be here for Canada.
September 11, 2018 - 2:27pm •
August 23, 2018 - 12:14pm •
PSAC members and allies took action during the Liberal Cabinet meeting in Nanaimo on August 22nd. Approximately 150 members, along with PSAC National President Chris Aylward and Regional Executive VP Jamey Mills gathered at a rally outside the Service Canada office on Front Street, then marched to the meeting to loudly deliver an in-person message to the Justin Trudeau and his Ministers. For more than two years, over 200,000 federal public service workers have suffered because of the Phoenix pay system.
August 21, 2018 - 11:16am •
Although DND civilian firefighters perform similar and often additional duties when compared to their municipal counterparts, they have been denied a fair and equitable retirement regime.
August 20, 2018 - 11:50am •
Nanaimo, BC – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will gather near the Service Canada Office on Front Street to call to Justin Trudeau and Cabinet Ministers to make sure federal public service workers get paid correctly and on time.
August 7, 2018 - 1:25pm •

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Upcoming Political Action Events

PSAC Okanagan Area Council AGM - note new date January 19, 2019 • Kelowna
NorthEast Area Council AGM January 23, 2019 • Prince George
Victoria Area Council AGM January 24, 2019 • Victoria
Vancouver Area Council AGM January 30, 2019 • Vancouver

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