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BC Regional Council


At the 1997 PSAC National convention the delegates passed a resolution supporting the Regionalization of the union. This established the following regions: Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, National Headquarters, Prairies, British Columbia and the North.

Each region is represented on the Alliance Executive Committee by a Regional Executive Vice-President. The 7 REVPs along with the National President and the National Vice-President form the governing body of the Alliance.

The Regional Executive Vice-President for B.C. is Bob Jackson. He was first elected to the position of  REVP in 2011 and re-elected to a second term in 2014. Jamey Mills was elected as Alternate REVP in 2014.

Prior to his election as REVP, Bob worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as Regional Operations Coordinator in Vancouver since 1987. He started his career in Winnipeg as Meat Inspector. Bob was Regional Vice-President for the Agriculture Union Component, a position he had held since 1993.

He was a founding member of the BC Regional Council and he held the National Officer Coordinator on the BC Regional Council for two terms. Bob has been a very active member of the PSAC since 1979 and he has held various positions in his Local including President of Agriculture Union Local 20044 from 1990 to 1993. Bob has been a Health and Safety activist since the beginning of his career and he served on various Health and Safety Committees including the National Policy Committee as union representative.

The BC Regional Council

The B.C. Regional Council is composed of geographic representatives, equity representatives, a representative each for the National Officers, Directly Chartered locals and Health & Safety.

All positions on the BC Regional Council are elected from among the membership. The Regional Executive Vice President is a full-time paid position. All other members of the council work in jobs represented by the union and serve the union as volunteers. In addition to chairing the BC Regional Council, the REVP represents BC on the Alliance Executive Committee, the body that runs the union nationally. He also represents the PSAC on the Executive Council of the BC Federation of Labour.

The Regional Councils meets 4 times a year to strategize on issues that affect PSAC members in B.C. The minutes of meetings will be posted on this website as well as any upcoming meetings.

If you have any items you wish the council to discuss or if you have any questions or concerns you can contact the REVP by email: revp-bc [at] psac [dot] com.

Here is a list of the BC Regional Council Members elected at the 2014 BC Regional Convention.

Regional Executive Vice Presidentrevp-bc [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Bob Jackson)
A/REVPMillsJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Jamey Mills)
Metro Vancouver CoordinatorHorsleJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Jennifer Horsley)
Metro Vancouver CoordinatorWarnerC [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Crystal Warner)
Metro Vancouver CoordinatorLeeT [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Terri Lee)
East Fraser Valley CoordinatorPallerA [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Anthony Paller)
West Fraser Valley CoordinatorAckermJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Johann Ackermann)
Southern Interior CoordinatorMcGillC [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Carolyn McGillivray)
Southern Interior CoordinatorYaciwS [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Susan Yaciw)
Northeast BC CoordinatorDeepakP [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Parveen Deepak)
Northwest BC CoordinatorGomesB [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Benilde Gomes)
South Island CoordinatorGirardC [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Colleen Girard)
South Island CoordinatorOliphaE [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Liz Oliphant)
North Island CoordinatorFarwellB [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Bert Farwell)
Aboriginal Equity CoordinatorLanganR [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Ruby Langan)
Racially Visible Equity CoordinatorHoJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Jennifer Chieh Ho)
Members with Disabilities Equity CoordinatorWaldroK [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Ken Waldron)
Womens CoordinatorVaillaV [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Virginia Vaillancourt)
Pride Equity CoordinatorCroesP [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Paul Croes)
Health & Safety CoordinatorHardinL [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Linda Harding)
DCL/Small Separate Employers CoordinatorSidelJ [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Jim Sidel)
National Officers CoordinatorHumphrN [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Nic Humphreys)
Young Workers CoordinatorMillerV [at] psac-afpc [dot] com (Vanessa Miller)
Young WorkersLiz Oliphant
Young WorkersLindsie Murphy
MWDWendy Bruce
MWDJoyce Slett
MWDShane Polak
DCL/Small Separate EmployersJoanne Hay
WomenKelly Sidhu
WomenAngela Marafon
Health & SafetyKim Koch
Metro VancouverBarry Tchir
Metro VancouverShawna Bundac
Metro VancouverShane Polak
Metro VancouverKeiran Kennedy
South Vancouver IslandLance Jesson
South Vancouver IslandPatricia Martin
North Vancouver IslandRichard May
North Vancouver IslandChristine Walker
East Fraser ValleyKen Easton
East Fraser ValleySusan Wilmshurst
West Fraser ValleyMichael Small
West Fraser ValleyShirley Torres
Northwest BCD. Jill MacNeill
Northwest BCBarry Cunningham
Northeast BCPete Charlie
AboriginalD. Jill Macneill
AboriginalKieran Kennedy
Racially VisibleShawna Bundac
Racially VisibleStephen Torng
Racially VisibleMelissa Shih
National OfficersCrystal Warner
PridePaul Jones
PrideTodd Smith
PrideJennifer Chieh Ho

Reports: BC Federation of Labour Convention

Jan 14, 2015 •

PSAC BC sent our biggest delegation yet to a BC Federation of Labour Convention this year. Delegates debated resolutions, rallied for a $15/hour minimum wage, networked and forged strong ties with the broader labour movement, and witnessed history being made as Irene Lanzinger was elected as the first woman president of the BC Federation of Labour.

Call for nominations – PSAC BC Solidarity Excellence Award

Dec 16, 2014 •

Do you know a PSAC activist who deserves recognition for their work in the union?

The B.C. Regional Council Honours & Awards Committeeis proud to put out a call for nominations for PSAC BC’s 2015 Solidarity Excellence Awards. The award will recognize members of the BC Region who have rendered service of the greatest distinction and of singular excellence in any field of endeavour, benefiting the PSAC or its members.

Vanessa Miller - Young Worker's Regional Council Coordinator Report from the BC Federation of Labour Convention

Dec 15, 2014 •

I attended the BC Fed Convention from November 24 – 28 2014. This was a very interesting convention in many ways. From a young worker perspective it was interesting to participate in the mock convention prior to the start of the convention. This provided an understanding of the convention procedures, especially relating to the resolutions as we were not to be voting on the recommendation of the committee as we do within the PSAC but on the resolution itself.

As a part of the Young Worker Committee, I was able to participate in our caucus meeting on November 26 in the morning. We discussed our resolutions that would be coming forward that day and there was debate amongst the group as to the resolution moving forward on the age definition of the young workers. When we sat as a committee to present our report, it was clear that the floor appeared divided on the issue with key unions supporting either side.

Public Service Alliance of Canada BC Region Endorses Irene Lanzinger for BC Fed President

Nov 5, 2014 •

The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s B.C. Regional Council voted earlier this week to endorse Irene Lanzinger in her bid to become the first woman to lead the BC Federation of Labour.

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and Coordinators reports - September 2014

Sep 24, 2014 •

Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.

Standing Together, Standing Strong: Report of the 6th B.C. Regional Triennial Convention

Sep 2, 2014 •

The report of the 6th B.C. Regional Triennial Convention, including resolutions, financial statements, election results, and more is now available, download it below as .pdf.

Here's the table of contents ...

DAY 1: Friday, April 25, 2014

Video: About PSAC

Jun 5, 2014 •

The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents more than 170,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others. PSAC is headquartered in Ottawa with 23 regional offices across Canada.

Standing Together for Public Services and Fairness - a message from the REVP

May 2, 2014 •

I would like to thank all and congratulate all the PSAC members who participated in our provincial Day of Action. And, of course, all the members who worked hard to help organize the event by plant gating, desk dropping, and coordinating the delivery of signs. Please pass this message on!

We showed our employers – and our fellow members – yesterday that we are united, ready, and committed to defending public services, our collective agreements, and our working conditions. When we all work together, we are indeed a force to be reckoned with.

Bob Jackson re-elected as PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC, Jamey Mills elected as Alternate REVP.

Apr 28, 2014 •

Bob Jackson has been re-elected to his second term as PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC at the BC Regional Convention, held April 25 to 27 in Vancouver.

Prior to being elected to his first term as REVP in 2011, Bob worked at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for over thirty years, was the Agriculture Union Regional Vice President for eighteen years, and held many positions in his Local. As REVP, Bob’s sits on the Alliance Executive Committee, where his portfolio includes Health and Safety, the Environment, and TC Group Bargaining.

May 1: Standing Together For Public Services, Standing Together For Fairness

Apr 9, 2014 •

On May 1st PSAC members across BC will congregate outside of their worksites and hold signs that say "Standing Together for Public Services, Standing Together for Fairness”.

It’s time to send a message to the government: We are united, ready and committed to defending our collective agreements, public services, and our working conditions.

Why? Because we know this government is determined to try to take away as many of our negotiated benefits as possible.  That’s the example they’re setting. 

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and documents - January 2014

Mar 14, 2014 •

Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held January 17,18,19 2014 in Vancouver, and supplemental documents.

BC Regional Council meeting minutes - September and November 2013

Jan 24, 2014 •

Here are the minutes of the BC Regional Council meeting held September 20,21,22 2013 in Vancouver, and a conference call held November 7 2013.

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Upcoming BC Regional Council Events

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January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015 • Richmond, Metro

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