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Political Action

Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save public services and protect jobs. We are all affected by cuts to services, and we must all take action to defend the public services PSAC members provide to Canadians.

This section contains news and information about PSAC's political action program in British Columbia. Visit the national website for background and more information on our campaigns.

February 18, 2020 - 12:38pm •
The PSAC BC Regional Council is pleased to offer up to five (5) subsidies to PSAC BC members who are delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention which takes place in Vancouver, May 4 to 8 2020. Applicants must be credentialled delegates to the CLC Convention and subsidy amounts will be allocated per Regulation 7 of the PSAC BC Bylaws. Click for more information and an application form. The deadline for receipt of CLC Convention subsidy applications is 4:30PM PT on March 13, 2020.
February 17, 2020 - 11:02am •
PSAC BC has joined over 170 national and provincial organizations in signing the joint Pharmacare Now Statement calling on all parties to work together to implement universal, public pharmacare within this government’s mandate.
November 20, 2019 - 12:37pm •
As more than 140,000 PSAC members are still without new contracts or fair compensation for the Phoenix pay system disaster, the union has launched an ad campaign targeting the Prime Minister and new Treasury Board president, Jean-Yves Duclos.
September 23, 2019 - 1:02pm •
BC is failing workers experiencing domestic and sexual violence, especially women. There is currently no paid leave in BC for workers facing violence. That's unacceptable. The path forward is clear: workers deserve at least 10 days of paid leave! Send a message to the provincial government today!
September 10, 2019 - 1:15pm •
In 1991, the Supreme Court confirmed that federal public service workers have a constitutional right to engage in political activity. Before that, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow these workers to take part in any political activities except casting their vote.
August 21, 2019 - 1:00am •
August 20, 2019 - 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. In 1991 the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a Federal Court decision that struck down these restrictions and confirmed that restrictions on political activities should not apply to the vast majority of federal workers.


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