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Southern Interior

This page will feature content related to the Interior of BC: courses going on, news about bargaining etc.

August 28, 2015 - 11:57am •
Kamloops – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, including federal government workers from Service Canada, Corrections Canada, RCMP civilian staff, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Environment Canada are gathering in Riverside Park to meet with candidates in the upcoming federal election to hear from them about their party’s plan for federal public services.
August 21, 2015 - 12:52pm •
VICTORIA – A group of Canadian veterans and advocates will gather in Victoria on August 25th, to demand that federal election candidates re-open Veterans Affairs offices and restore funding to important veterans’ services. Veterans say they feel abandoned by the Conservative government since it closed nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada in 2013 and 2014. This spring, the Public Service Alliance of Canada released a series of video testimonials documenting the impact of the office closures on the lives of veterans with complex medical needs.
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.
July 6, 2015 - 11:11am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: Monday, July 6, 2015                        Celebrating Our Veterans In recognition of the unique sacrifices and struggles that our brave men and women are still facing, the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees and The Public Service Alliance of Canada – BC Region, invite all Canadian Armed Forces members, still serving or released, reservist or regular force, RCMP and their families and supporters to a FREE BBQ and Family fun day. 
June 10, 2015 - 12:04pm •
Have you attended a National Aboriginal Day celebration? National Aboriginal Day is on June 21 - a Sunday.
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.
March 10, 2015 - 5:49pm •
On March 9th, just over 1,300 PSAC members in our Treasury Board units in BC participated in a live telephone town hall meeting with Robyn Benson, PSAC National President, Bob Jackson, PSAC BC's Regional Executive Vice-President, and Seth Sazant, Lead Negotiator at the TC Table. Robyn, Bob and Seth provided an update on bargaining with our Treasury Board units, talked about solidarity events, political action and the upcoming election, and took questions from PSAC members. Listen in to the audio below ...

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Upcoming Southern Interior Events

Labour Day September 7, 2015
Violence Prevention (Anti-Bullying) September 11, 2015 • Richmond
Okanagan Human Rights Committee Meeting September 12, 2015 • Okanagan
1-Day Steward Training September 13, 2015 • Richmond
Public Speaking for Trade Unionists September 19, 2015 • Penticton