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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. 

PSAC is opposed to the government’s new security screening policy — which includes credit checks and fingerprinting of public service employees — and will be challenging it.

We are currently gathering evidence to file a court challenge and a privacy complaint with the Privacy Commissioner’s office.

“We are concerned that these checks will be an unwarranted gross violation of personal privacy and they could put people's livelihoods in jeopardy without cause. We are also fearful that the policy could be applied in an arbitrary way," said PSAC President Robyn Benson.

Today, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-59, the legislation that is gutting the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.

The PSAC filed its constitutional challenge to Bill C-59 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

By Céline Ahodékon

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

I hope your week is going well! Just a friendly reminder that Saturday, June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. In fact, Canada was built and continues to be built upon immigration. Each year, thousands of immigrants from around the globe land in Canada in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They bring with them their beliefs, religions and cultures. In turn, these traditions enrich the mosaic of Canadian society.

PSAC Locals and worksites across BC are holding membership appreciation events, holding rallies, and taking action during NPSW.

Members of the three largest unions in the federal government, the Public Service Alliance of Canada; the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada; and Canadian Association of Professional Employees, joined by allies in the communty and the labour movement gathered to rally on June 19th at Library Square in Vancouver.

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