PSAC Local 20150

INAC — Vancouver

November 21, 2017
by Ruby

Rally to Support UNDRIP on Wed. Nov 22, 2017 6-7 pm Victory Square


MP Romeo Saganash tabled Bill C-262 to ensure that the laws of Canada respect the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Romeo spent 23 years at the United Nations negotiating the Declaration which was endorsed by Canada in 2010. This is the second time that he has tabled a bill of this nature: in the previous Parliament, his bill was fully endorsed by his party. The Liberals and Greens also voted in favour. The Prime Minister has stated that implementation of the UN Declaration is a priority for his government.

A second reading in the House of Commons is scheduled for December 5, 2017.

With your voice and collaboration, we will raise awareness and gain support for Indigenous human rights and Bill C-262.

October 11, 2017
by Ruby

PSAC Vancouver Women’s Committee Shoebox Project Wrapping Party

It’s a wrap! – A wrapping party to celebrate the end of our year-long Shoebox project!

PSAC Vancouver Regional Office, #200 – 5238 Joyce Street

November 15, 2017 6:30pm - 9:00 pm

Come celebrate with us and help wrap up out gathered donations in support of the Shoebox Project

The Vancouver Regional Women’s Committee invites all women to help wrap shoebox gifts that will be distributed to women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in communities. Each thoughtfully created and decorated Shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that can enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in crisis.

Our committee has been fundraising through knitting sales and gathering donations all year-long and on November 15 we want to come together, have fun and put the shoeboxes together (just in time for Christmas). We would love to have you join us!

Interested in making/donating a box? Please go to for more info on how to support before November 15. Otherwise RSVP and come to the wrapping party. We’ll have plenty of appetizers to fuel you throughout the evening.

Please RSVP Monica Urrutia -

August 2, 2017
by Marion McLarty

Vancouver Area Council Softball Tournament and BBQ – August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Douglas Park, 801 W 22nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC (Map)

Join the Vancouver Area Council for our annual softball tournament, free BBQ, and membership appreciation event!

  • August 25, 2017, first game at 9:15AM BBQ being served after throughout the day.
  • Douglas Park 801 W 22nd Avenue, Vancouver.

The event is sponsored by the PSAC Vancouver and District Area Council and open to all members and their families. Please RSVP via email to for which events you will attend ie. both of them, or just the BBQ or tournament.

A $10 registration fee applies to those participating in the tournament. Friends and family welcome to join in as well!

Please bring cash for the registration fee or a cheque payable to the PSAC Vancouver Area Council. All proceeds from the registration fees will be donated to the Metro Vancouver Alliance.

February 7, 2017
by Ruby

PSAC Local 20150 2017 Annual General Meeting


All members of PSAC Local 20150 are invited to the 2017 Annual General Meeting: Thursday, March 9, 2017, noon to 1:00 in Leylum.


  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call of Officers
  • Approval of Minutes of the March 15, 2016 Annual General Meeting (to view, click here)
  • Report of the President
  • Report of the Treasurer
  • Presentation and Approval of New Year Budget
  • Nomination and Election of Officers
  • Update on Ratification
  • Adjournment

Scheduled for election are five positions.

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Human Rights
  • Vacancy - Youth Coordinator
  • Vacancy - Secretary

Once again, lunch will be served.

December 21, 2016
by Theresa

Summary of Tentative Agreement for PA Group


On December 17, 2016, a tentative agreement was reached for the PA group.

Download the PDF summary with all the details of the agreement  here.


Appendix B - Rates of Pay

Basic economic increase:

Effective June 21, 2014: 1.25%

Effective June 21, 2015: 1.25%

Effective June 21, 2016: 0.5% wage adjustment

Effective June 21, 2016: 1.25%

Effective June 21, 2017: 1.25%

$650 signing bonus


Article 37 - Sick Leave

The sick leave articles of our collective agreement will remain unchanged. The parties have negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a Task Force to develop recommendations on measures to improve employee wellness and reintegration of employees.


PSAC's four principles are included in the MOA:

1) sick leave provisions will be contained in the collective agreement,

2) provide for wage replacement,

3) protect and grandfather sick leave banks, and

4) will not be administered by a third-party provider.


Personal and Volunteer Leave can each now be split into two periods.


And much more, click on the link above for all the details.


Congratulations and thank you to our bargaining team for all your hard work, especially to Sargy Chima (left in photo above) and Tracey Cochrane (third from left), local bargaining team members who have come to our office during lunch-hour sessions to update members on the bargaining process.


Stay tuned for when and where information meetings and the ratification vote will take place.


PS: more 2017 PSAC calendars are ready for pickup on top of the earthquake cabinet through 1101.