PSAC Local 20150

INAC — Vancouver

May 15, 2023
by Ruby

May is Asian Heritage Month

Dear friends and union activists,

The month of May is Asian Heritage Month; a time to recognize and celebrate the achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent. In December 2001, the Senate adopted a motion proposed by Senator Vivienne Poy to officially designate May as Asian Heritage Month in Canada. In May 2002, the Government of Canada signed an official declaration to announce May as Asian Heritage Month.

This month is an important time to learn and listen to the stories of Asian-Canadians, while acknowledging the systemic barriers and discrimination that racialized Canadians faced and continue to experience today.

The theme this year is Stories of Determination. It is through this theme that we acknowledge that each person has a unique story to tell, anchored in a diverse and rich history. Communities of Asian origin have shown strength and resilience throughout the last two centuries. This year’s theme represents these aspects -both the stories of Asian communities in Canada and the challenges they overcame to thrive and to contribute to our country. Please click on the following link to learn more about the Significant events in the history of Asian communities in Canada. -

Let’s promote diversity and inclusion through concrete actions in our union and communities at large. These actions can vary from taking part in an event held in our communities or reading books about the influences of Asian Canadians throughout Canada’s history. There are many opportunities to participate and celebrate this month and I encourage each of you to find an opportunity to be engaged in some way.

Below are some resources that are available and I encourage you to read and take the opportunity to learn about the unique experiences of Asian Canadians.

Ask Me Anything Asian Heritage Month

The Ask Me Anything series is a platform to share stories, listen, ask respectful questions, and continue our journey to becoming more inclusive in our workplaces and the society we live in. Please listen to their last recording of last year’s session on Asian Heritage Month.

2023 — Anniversaries of significance in Canada

This year marks the 100th year of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, which banned all Chinese immigrants from Canada for 24 years. Please take the time to learn more about the significance of this Act and its impact on the Chinese Canadian community.

The story of the Komagata Maru:

This month, let us take a step together in learning and recognizing the contributions of communities of Asian origin in Canada. Also, let's take the time to listen to the Stories of Determination of those around us.

We can’t change the past, but together and with our positive actions, we can influence the present for a better future.

Happy Asian Heritage Month to you all!

In Solidarity,

Celine Ahodekon

Coordinator, Racially Visible Members of PSAC BC & Yukon

April 18, 2023
by Ruby

20150 Communication

We have a Whatsapp group for our members.

FAQ: Treasury Board bargaining

You can update your contact information online by logging in to PSAC’s member portal or creating an account.

If you have any issues logging in or creating your account, please reach out to our dedicated team by visiting the Contact Us page and choosing “PSAC online account help” from the dropdown menu.

January 25, 2023
by Ruby

We are on strike alert. VOTING PERIOD: February 22, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. (EST) to April 11 at midnight (EDT)

You must be a member in good standing to vote, attend meetings, and be represented. Sign your union card at You may update your contact info via email unelocal20150pres at

Register for strike vote sessions. Your voting ballot info has been emailed to you from communications at It may be in your promotions/junk mailbox. If you did not receive this email, you may need to update your contact info.

Note that our local must have an AGM asap. 30 days notice will be posted here soon.

July 14, 2022
by Marion McLarty

Vancouver Area Council BBQ – August 6, 2022

August 6, 2022

12 noon - 3 PM

Memorial Park South, Vancouver

Facilitator: Vancouver AC

The PSAC Vancouver Area Council is once again hosting their annual BBQ for PSAC members!

Join us for food, games, and the opportunity to meet and network with fellow union members.

August 6, 12:00 noon to 3 PM
Memorial Park South, Vancouver – near 41st and Fraser, map here.
Please bring chairs or a blanket to sit on as well as your own cutlery, plates, and drink containers etc. to help us reduce waste.

For more information, email the Vancouver Area Council at

All PSAC members and their families are invited! Please RSVP below before July 29 to help us plan for food.

February 3, 2021
by Marion McLarty

Local 20150 Annual General Meeting, March 4, 2021, Via Zoom

Call to Order by the Chairperson, Ruby Langan
Roll Call of Officers
Approval of minutes of the March 9, 2020 AGM (copies will be available before the meeting)
Report of the President, Ruby Langan
Report of the Treasurer, Alexis Fells
Presentation and Approval of 2021 Budget
Nomination and Election of Officers (see below)

Executive positions to be elected are:
• Vice-President (odd years)
• Treasurer (odd years)
• Health & Safety Representative (vacant)
• Human Rights Representative (odd years)

February 7, 2020
by Theresa

Notice of AGM – Monday March 9 noon to 1pm

Members of PSAC Local 20150 of the Union of National Employees are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020 in Namwayut (Room 818) from noon to 1 pm. Only members in good standing may attend.

Lunch will be served. You will receive an Outlook invitation, please accept or decline so we can anticipate numbers and order enough food.


· Call to Order by the President, Theresa Marion
· Roll Call of Officers
· Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting (copies will be available here)
· Report of the President, Theresa Marion
· Report of the Treasurer, Chelsea Cameron
· Amendments to By-laws (minor amendments suggested by UNE)
· Presentation and Approval of New Year Budget
· Nomination and Election of Officers (see below)
· Update from new PSAC Regional Rep, Varinder Johal
· Adjournment

Positions up for election:

o President (nominated and elected in even years)
o Secretary (nominated and elected in even years)
o Health and Safety Representative (nominated and elected in even years)
o Youth Coordinator (nominated and elected in even years)

October 3, 2019
by Ruby

October 4, Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit Vigils celebrate, honour and support Indigenous women, girls and their families. Attend a vigil in your community.

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has concluded. Indigenous women and girls suffer higher rates of violence and homicide than non-Indigenous women and girls. The Final Report is available online at: There are many personal and systemic changes we need to make in this country. We recognize and thank the Native Women’s Association of Canada ( for their dedication to enhance, promote and foster the well-being of Indigenous women.

As an Indigenous woman representative in my worker union, I am learning about the challenges and solutions available. I am grateful for the recent learnings I have received from Colleen Hele-Cardinal, in Algonquin territory, and Hummingbirds Rising Consulting, in Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil waututh territory. I am encouraged by my worker union’s initiation of a Reconciliation policy paper. There is much to learn.

All my relations,

Ruby Langan, Anishnaabe

UNE National Equity Representative for Aboriginal Peoples