Regional Executive Vice-President

Bob Jackson

Bob was first elected as the PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President for BC in 2011, and re-elected to a second term in 2014. Prior to becoming REVP, Bob was a founding member of the BC Regional Council, where he served as the National Officer’s Coordinator for two terms. Bob was also the Agriculture Union Regional Vice President for eighteen years and held many positions in his Local over this 30 year career in the federal government at CFIA and Agriculture Canada. Bob is especially passionate and active around Health and Safety issues.

As the REVP, Bob is responsible for the following in the BC Region:

    * BC Regional Council;
    * Organizing and recertifications;
    * Education;
    * Political and social action;
    * Women's and equity programs;
    * Area Councils;
    * Directly Chartered Locals and Separate Employers;
    * Federations of Labour and related committees and District Labour Councils.

Bob sits on the Alliance Executive Committee (AEC) along with the six other REVPs and the National President and Vice President. His AEC portfolio includes Health & Safety, the Environment and he has responsibility for TC Bargaining. He also represents PSAC at the BC Federation of Labour, where he sits on the Executive Council.

Bob is always happy to hear from PSAC members - email revp-bc@psac.com or call the office at (604) 430 0191

May 25, 2015 - 11:47am •
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. However until 1988, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.
May 21, 2015 - 12:19pm •
Are you upset about the government’s interference in the collective bargaining process and its latest attempt to curb our right to free collective bargaining? PSAC members in BC rallied on Monday to send a message to the government - legislating any changes to collective agreements is not acceptable!
May 11, 2015 - 7:02pm •
We sat down on Friday afternoon with Bob Jackson, PSAC's Regional Executive Vice President for BC, for a chat about Bill C-59, PSAC's response, and next steps. Here's a quick video.
April 21, 2015 - 8:05pm •
In the wake of the toxic fuel spill in Vancouver harbor, the Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on the government to immediately re-open Kitsilano Coast Guard Station and invest in marine safety and environmental protection.
April 15, 2015 - 8:06pm •
Please see the attached notice from PSAC National President Robyn Benson regarding National Public Service Week activities which takes place June 14 – 20, 2015. At the March 2015 meeting of the National Board of Directors, we once again called for a boycott of NPSW. Tony Clement and the Conservative government are at the Treasury Board, Parks and CFIA bargaining tables intent on dismantling our sick leave and benefits and at CRA the employer refuses to bargain meaningfully.
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 ...
March 5, 2015 - 12:00am •
Together For Healthy Workplaces - March 19th. Join with your colleagues to support our common campaign for healthy workplaces! Together, members of ALL federal public service unions will show that we want healthier workplaces and better public service for all Canadians. Events are being scheduled throughout the province - info at the regional website.
March 2, 2015 - 10:54pm •
We sat down with BC REVP Bob Jackson for a quick chat about how PSAC members can support their bargaining teams and what we're planning for March 19th. Here's the video ...  
February 26, 2015 - 11:22pm •
In a referendum coming up in March, Metro Vancouver residents will be asked to vote on a 0.5 per cent hike in B.C.'s Provincial Sales Tax to improve public transit service. Our votes will approve or reject the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council plan for more transit routes, more buses and HandyDART vans, more options and better routes for cyclists and drivers and better transportation options over the region.
January 29, 2015 - 1:05pm •
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. Did your Local, worksite, Committee or Component organize an event? Send us a photo!

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