PSAC Local 20150

INAC — Vancouver

September 14, 2016
by Ruby

2016 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Young Workers November 26-27, 2016

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Young-Workers-Conference-Call out*** To: PSAC Locals, Committees, Area Councils, Regional Council, National Officers, Young Workers Caucus members and activists in BC ***

On behalf of BC REVP Bob Jackson and Vanessa Miller, BC Regional Council Young Workers Coordinator, we are pleased to be sending you this Registration Package for the 2016 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Young Workers, which will be held November 26-27, 2016 at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront under the theme Up Next: Young Worker Leadership Summit.

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
Conference Dates: November 26-27, 2016
Conference Location: Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, Vancouver
This Registration Package includes:

Introduction/Callout Letter, online at the regional website and attached to this email.
The online application form is available here.
We encourage you to personally inform young PSAC members in our Region to ensure they are made aware of this conference. Bulletin boards may not always be accessible and additional outreach is very important and appreciated.

This registration package is available upon request in alternative format through the PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President’s Office by contacting us at 604-430-0191 or toll-free in B.C. 1-866-811-7700.


The objectives of the 2016 PSAC B.C. Regional Conference for Young Workers are to:

Gather PSAC young workers in B.C. to learn more about their union, including its work on young worker’s issues, from past to present.
Provide an opportunity to hear from and share experiences and challenges with those in leadership positions in the social justice movement.
Gain skills and tools on how to effect change inside and outside of the union.
Challenge participants to develop their own leadership skills by organizing more young workers to be involved in the social justice movement.
For more information and registration, see the attached Young-Workers-Conference-Call out.pdf or visit the regional website

September 9, 2016
by Ruby

Donations for the Downtown East Side Women’s Centre


Our local will make a donation of $75 to purchase a gift basket which will be raffled at the upcoming PSAC B.C. Regional Women’s Conference on September 23-25, 2016, in Richmond.

Our local's participants, Theresa Marion, and Iris Michael, will also collect items for donation to the Downtown East Side Women’s Centre. Here is a list of items that the Centre needs:

· Blankets and linens

· Towels

· Toothbrushes and toothpaste

· Feminine hygiene products (menstrual pads, incontinence supplies – Tena, Poise)

· Toiletries – shampoo and conditioner (travel sized preferred), new soap, hand cream and makeup

· Socks, underwear, bras (new or gently used)

· Coats and rain gear

· Women’s clothing (new or gently used, should be clean and in good repair)

· Footwear

· Umbrellas

· Alcohol wipes

· Hand sanitizer pump dispensers

· Reading glasses

· DVDs, books, magazines

· Arts and craft supplies such as beads and beading supplies, knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn or wool, buttons.

Please drop off your donation item(s) to workspace 1120C or 610N. At the conference there will be donation boxes set up where participants can place these items. There will be tags available where participants can write messages of empowerment and affix to the donated items. The donations will be delivered after the conference to the Downtown East Side Women’s Centre.

Thank you for your generosity.

July 5, 2016
by Ruby

JLP Workshop Invitation


Our members are invited to attend JLP Workshops

Duty to Accommodate                                                 

Date: Friday, July 29, 2016

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm  (one full day)

Location: 2nd Floor, Leylum, 1138 Melville Street


Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace                              

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm  (one full day)

Location: 2nd Floor, Leylum, 1138 Melville Street

Those interested please email Michelle.Nelson at

There are several more workshops planned for later in the year. Learn, eat lunch, enhance our workplace.

June 13, 2016
by Theresa

Boycott National Public Service Week


No hot dogs, no ice cream.


In light of the slow pace of negotiations with the new Liberal government, the PSAC is calling on members to boycott the government’s National Public Service Week to be held June 12-18 this year.

The Liberal government has yet to deliver on their stated commitment to repair their relationship with the public service and restore respect for public service workers.

That is why we strongly encourage our members to boycott National Public Service Week and to urge their co-workers to do the same.

We need to show this new government that we are united in our demands at the table.

Read PSAC National President Robyn Benson's message on National Public Service Week.

Also read the PSAC-BC message here.


April 21, 2016
by Theresa

Bargaining Information Session – Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PA Bargaining Team

Our collective agreement expired on June 20, 2014. Members of PSAC Local 20150 are invited to a lunch and learn session: Tracey Cochrane, a member of the bargaining team from PSAC BC is coming to give us an update on the latest round of bargaining with Treasury Board, and she will answer your bargaining-related questions. This is also a great opportunity to meet with your local executive.

Lunch will be served.

Click here for more information on PSAC bargaining:


March 23, 2016
by Theresa

New Executive for 2016

On March 15, 2016, elections were held and the following positions were filled.

  • President - Theresa Marion
  • Vice President - Marion McLarty
  • Secretary - Iris Michael
  • Treasurer - Ruby Langan
  • Health & Safety Representative - Richard Barry
  • Youth Coordinator - Evangelene Dumont
  • Human Rights - Jane Stoneberg


Stay tuned for details on an upcoming lunch hour information session where a member of the bargaining team will come to give you an update on the status of collective bargaining for our group, which is the PA group.





February 15, 2016
by Ruby

PSAC Local 20150 2016 Annual General Meeting


All members of PSAC Local 20150 are invited to the 2016 Annual General Meeting:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, noon to 1:00 in Leylum.


  • Call to Order by the Chairperson
  • Roll Call of Officers
  • Minutes of the March 4, 2015 Annual General Meeting
  • Report of the President
  • Report of the Treasurer
  • Presentation and Approval of New Year Budget
  • Nomination and Election of Officers
  • Education – Update about bargaining, and Q&A
  • Adjournment
  • Scheduled for election are all seven of the positions. In parentheses is the name of the current member of the executive who will be running for the position.
  • President (Theresa Marion)
  • Vice President (Marion McLarty)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (Ruby Langan)
  • Health & Safety Representative (Jane Stoneberg)
  • Youth Coordinator
  • Human Rights

We will serve lunch.

December 22, 2015
by Theresa

2016 PSAC Calendars

psac 2016 calendars

PSAC 2016 calendars are available for pickup on the 16th floor. Enter through 1600 and they are on top of the earthquake cabinet. Pick one up for yourself and your PSAC colleagues.

Happy Holidays!

September 14, 2015
by Theresa

Pre-Election Rally Library Square – Sept 17 noon

PSAC Rally Sept 17

Join other Federal government workers and allies: CAPE, PIPSC and PSAC are teaming up to hold another pre-election rally at Library Square on Thursday.

Join us for speakers, snacks and entertainment.

Meet in the lobby of 1138 Melville Street at 12:00 on Thursday, September 17. We will leave at 12:05 and walk to Library Square. Speeches start at 12:20 will be done by 12:40, in time for you to walk back to work.

Download the poster, print and distribute.

We will also have a table at Wednesday's Wellness Fair at 1138 Melville Street, which runs from noon to 1:00 on September 16, in room 818.

See you Thursday.


August 4, 2015
by Theresa

Meet & Greet National & Regional Executive for Coffee

UNE Logo Unity in Diversity

Please join your local executive for a meet and greet with our component’s national and regional executive, from the Union of National Employees (UNE) of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Coffee and snacks

Friday, August 7, 2015

10:00 to 10:30am



Doug Marshall, President UNE

Kevin King, Vice President, UNE

Jennifer Chieh Ho, Regional Vice President, BC & Yukon Region, UNE

Shirley Torres, Assistant Regional Vice-President, BC & Yukon Region, UNE

It is a time of great change, a time for questions, a time for answers. See you Friday!