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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).

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and Coordinators reports - September 2014

Sep 24, 2014 •

Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.

PSAC history in pictures - events and gains over the years

Sep 9, 2014 •

Over the last few weeks we've been posting some of events and gains PSAC has made over the years at our regional facebook page. Check it out! note: no Facebook account needed.

PSAC BC Regional Newsletter for September 2014

Sep 5, 2014 •
Public Service Alliance of Canada - BC Region

PSAC BC Regional Newsletter for September 2014

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.

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