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If you are interested in getting involved with the Health and Safety issues in BC, email littlej [at] psac [dot] com (James Little) in the Victoria Regional Office. This is a collection of all the H&S related information and posts on the website.

The BC Regional Council Health and Safety Coordinator is Linda [dot] Harding [at] pwgsc-tpsgc [dot] gc [dot] ca (Linda Harding).

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.

Survey on workplace effects of domestic violence: can work be safe when home isn’t?

May 26, 2014 •

Less than two weeks remain to complete the first national survey assessing the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.

The CLC-supported survey takes 10-30 minutes to complete and is anonymous. You may enter your name to win a tablet.

The survey closes June 6, 2014.

Boycott public service week: Don't celebrate service cuts and attacks on our rights

May 20, 2014 •

National Public Service Week will be held from June 15 to 21, 2014. This event marks the importance of federal public service employees and recognizes their service to Canadian society.

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.

How the Conservatives expanded the temporary worker pipeline

Mar 28, 2014 •

For decades, Canada has relied on migrant workers to help develop the economy. Many come through the government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). This program was intended to fill very specific jobs on a short term basis—jobs that required workers and skills that did not exist in the country.  But since 2006, the Harper government has made it much easier for employers of all kinds to use migrant workers. It’s like they’ve built a pipeline that can be easily tapped into. 

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.

Bill C-21 - The Red Tape Reduction Act: fewer regulations, fewer inspections

Feb 25, 2014 •

Bill C-21, also known as the Red Tape Reductions Act was introduced into Parliament recently. The Act seeks to reduce regulatory compliance on businesses by requiring the government to remove one regulation for every new one added.

Instead of strengthening protections, this Act is clearly moving in the opposite direction.

Consultations started on Bill C-21 a few years ago through the partisan "Red Tape Reduction Commission," composed of Conservative members of Parliament, business executives and lobbyists.

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.

Federal unions to take legal action against Bill C-4

Dec 10, 2013 •

Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.

The unions have agreed to pool their resources in advance of the next round of collective bargaining with Treasury Board in 2014. In order to defend the rights of their members, the unions will take joint action to challenge the constitutionality of Bill C-4, the legislation containing these dramatic changes, now being rushed through Parliament

PSAC Submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee on Bill C-4

Nov 26, 2013 •

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is very pleased to have the opportunity to address the Committee. As the largest union in the federal public service representing over 180,000 members from coast to coast to coast, we have long advocated for changes to the legislation under which we operate in this sector.

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