PSAC Local 20150

INAC — Vancouver

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.

October 14, 2016
by Ruby



Members who report problems with the Phoenix system are asked to send an email to the component at so that they can work together with the employer and make certain our members are being paid. Please email details of your issue, your PRI number and a short statement indicating you consent to the union sharing your information with PSPC.

The federal government is responsible for paying public service workers on time for the work they do. Unfortunately, the new Phoenix pay system is not working and hurting many public service workers. It is also putting excessive stress on the employees who process pay under the new system. We encourage our members and all public service workers to take action by sending a letter to Minister Foote urgently calling for the Phoenix pay system to be fixed immediately.

Questions about Phoenix?

September 14, 2016
by Theresa

Tuesday September 20 Lunch Hour Meeting & By-election


Please join us on Tuesday, September 20 at noon in Leylum for an update on the bargaining sessions that took place on the PSAC PA Collective Agreement the week of September 12. Sargy Chima, a new member to the bargaining team this year, will give us a first-hand account of what transpired in Ottawa.


We also have a vacancy to fill, Jane Stoneberg has resigned her position as Human Rights Officer. We will therefore be holding a quick election. A current member of the executive will likely run for the position of Human Rights Officer, at the end leaving one vacancy to fill from the general membership. Please speak to one of the members of the executive for more details, which will also be available at the meeting. We are particularly interested in finding a young person (under age 35).


Please consider running, it is a great opportunity to learn more about the union, about the workplace, and to make a very tangible difference.


As usual, lunch will be served.


In solidarity,



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.