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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.

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 •
August 2, 2018 - 10:54am •
PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members. If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative. updated August 2018 with the PSAC Employment Equity Toolkit, 2018 version.
July 6, 2018 - 1:16pm •
July 5, 2018 - 10:36am •
PSAC will be offering webinars for members who volunteered to be Pay Advocates on how to address common problems with Phoenix. Participants will explore the steps to take when handling pay problems that occur due to transfer of positions or overtime. They will also explore the claims process when employees are seeking reimbursements for costs incurred due to Phoenix errors, such as paying interest on loans.
June 18, 2018 - 10:07am •
National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Chris Aylward, has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting a national public inquiry on Phoenix.

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Upcoming Political Action Events

NorthEast Area Council meeting November 21, 2018 • Prince George
NorthEast Area Council meeting December 5, 2018 • Prince George
East Fraser Valley Area Council AGM January 17, 2019 • Abbotsford
PSAC Okanagan Area Council meeting January 26, 2019 • Kelowna
West Fraser Valley Area Council AGM February 11, 2019 • Surrey

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