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July 14, 2015 - 8:42am •
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is today launching a nationwide campaign to remind Canadians about the impact of cuts to public services before they vote in the federal election. At the 2015 PSAC national convention, delegates directed the union to campaign and raise public awareness about the impact of cuts to public services by the Harper Conservatives.
June 18, 2015 - 2:36pm •
Vancouver - Members of the three largest unions in the federal government, the Public Service Alliance of Canada; the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada; and Canadian Association of Professional Employees, will gather to rally on Friday, June 19th, 12PM at Library Square in Vancouver. Federal workers across Canada have been holding actions during National Public Service Week, calling on the government to respect the constitutional rights of federal employees.
June 10, 2015 - 12:04pm •
Have you attended a National Aboriginal Day celebration? National Aboriginal Day is on June 21 - a Sunday.
June 4, 2015 - 9:18pm •
As we've done over the past few years, PSAC BC 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 cuts to federal public service and PSAC's We Are All Affected and Healthy Workplaces campaigns. These events are always fun, and are a great way to meet your fellow union members and members of the public.
June 3, 2015 - 4:29pm •
Members of the Customs and Immigration Union, the Component Union of the Public Service Alliance of Canada that represents over 1,600 workers at the Canadian Border Services Agency in BC, are travelling from locations across the Lower Mainland and Southern Interior to leaflet and rally against Bill C-59 on Thursday, June 4 at 10 AM at Deltaport. PSAC/CIU members working at CBSA are holding actions across Canada on June 4, calling on the government to respect the constitutional rights of federal employees.
June 3, 2015 - 3:07pm •
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, CRIAW, would like to hold a focus group with PSAC sisters on Women and Changing Public Services   Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm PSAC Vancouver Regional Office 200 - 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC (buzz 201)   If you can participate, please RSVP to kimballd@psac.com no later than June 23, 2015. (Please note that the facilitator for the focus group has asked that the group meet in person, rather than via phone)
June 3, 2015 - 9:07am •
PSAC members in BC have been calling and emailing their MPs to let them know how they feel about Bill C-59 and telling them they expect the government to respect collective bargaining rights. Here's a sample of what members are saying. To John Duncan, Conservative MP for Vancouver Island North
April 28, 2015 - 3:19pm •
To: PSAC Young Workers in BC,   Each year the BC Federation of Labour organizes a "Young Workers' School" at Camp Jubilee situated in Indian Arm in BC. It's a great opportunity to meet young workers from a whole bunch of different unions. There are workshops offered and time allotted to take part in some fun outdoor activities as well. This year it will be held from June 19 to 21, 2015. The School website is http://conference.bcfed.ca/jubilee/ check it out for more specific info.
April 14, 2015 - 7:21pm •
What is the significance of May 1st/International Workers’ Day? In most other parts of the world May 1st is celebrated as Labour Day and is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the International Labour Movement, Anarchists, Socialists and Communists. The May 1 date was chosen to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago that occurred in May 4, 1886. More info wikipedia. Upcoming Events for May Day in BC:
March 31, 2015 - 6:21pm •
PSAC members across BC are organizing bargaining solidarity events - standing together for healthy workplaces and protesting proposed government changes to sick leave and cuts to public services. Here are some photos.

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