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PSAC negotiates wages and working conditions for employees in almost 150 Locals and in hundreds of workplaces in our region. See below for national and regional updates.

Visit the national website for specific updates on all current national negotiations

Specific regional updates

Members' Telephone Town Hall on Collective Bargaining and Sick Leave - recording

Apr 14, 2014 •

The audio of a Telephone Town Hall for PSAC members in British Columbia held April 7th 2014. The topic was collective bargaining and sick leave. Visit the national website for more information.

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. 

PSAC BC calling - Members' Telephone Town Hall on Collective Bargaining and Sick Leave

Apr 1, 2014 •

How do the Conservative government's plans for sick leave affect you? How does this impact our bargaining? How can we work together to keep our negotiated benefits?

PSAC BC will be hosting a live and interactive Telephone Town Hall on bargaining and sick leave Monday April 7th at 7PM Pacific Time.

PSAC Collective Bargaining 2014: we’re ready

Mar 31, 2014 •

Collective bargaining is a democratic right in Canada, affirmed by the Supreme Court. But government amendments to labour laws threaten to set back labour rights by 30 years.

In this context, PSAC bargaining team members have arrived in Ottawa to prioritize bargaining demands and ensure that our members achieve a fair collective agreement and that public services are protected.

Standing Together For Sick Leave - Standing Together For Public Services

Mar 28, 2014 •

Together, we can save sick leave. The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. We say that unless this government wants to talk about improving what we already have, we aren’t interested.

PSAC launches court action against Bill C-4

Mar 27, 2014 •

The PSAC has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-4, the legislation that has gutted the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.

On March 24, 2014 the union filed its constitutional challenge to Bill C-4 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The challenge focuses on the following key areas:

Tentative agreement on changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan

Mar 26, 2014 •

We have come to a tentative agreement with Treasury Board on changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). Discussions were held under threat by the Government to introduce legislation to make changes to the Plan.

URGENT – Rally Tomorrow (Friday) at Noon at Canada Place

Mar 20, 2014 •

Re: Strike at Port of Vancouver

As you will have heard, the Provincial government is threatening to force striking truckers (members of Unifor) back to work through the implementation of legislation.  Working with Unifor we are organizing a rally to oppose the governments’ action.  Please encourage as many members, staff and supporters to participate in this rally.

New rules for workplace “desk drops”

Mar 18, 2014 •

We encourage you to communicate with your members in person and by using home email addresses. Unfortunately, the long-standing practice of dropping union flyers on people’s desks at work has become trickier.

Boycott National Public Service Week 2014

Mar 14, 2014 •

Please see the attached notice from PSAC National President Robyn Benson regarding National Public Service Week activities in June. At the February 2014 meeting of the National Board of Directors, we once again called for a boycott of NPSW.

Given that, I respectfully ask that PSAC members in BC not participate in employer sponsored activities in your workplace and that you encourage other members to do the same.

CFIA tentative agreement: what happens next

Feb 26, 2014 •

After two years of negotiations, long hours at the bargaining table on February 5 and 6 finally resulted in a tentative agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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Upcoming Bargaining Events

Bargaining From Strength Course (postponed)

May 31, 2014 - June 1, 2014 • Vancouver, Lower Mainland BC

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Bill C-4 resources and telephone town hall wrap up

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