The Victoria Area Council, Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee and Vancouver Island Regional Women's Committee are hosting an Embracing the New Year Social, January 22 at the Victoria Regional Office. All PSAC members, family and friends are invited - more details at the website and/or Facebook.
And join us in Vancouver for the (Post) Holiday Meet & Greet, January 29 at the Regional Office! Drop by anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 for snacks and refreshments, to meet and network with REVP Jamey Mills and fellow union members and celebrate the beginning of a New Year. All members invited - more details at the website and be sure to RSVP at Facebook.
PSAC members working for the Corps of Commissionaires have a new collective agreement
PSAC is happy to announce that a new collective agreement has been ratified by the members of Local 20500 who work for the Corps of Commissionaires, Victoria the Islands and Yukon.
The new contract, which expires in March 2021, contains significant wage increases over the three-year term, particularly for members at the lower end of the wage scale and for mobile patrol positions.
The new agreement also contains improvements to the boot and safety item allowances, improvements to the grievance procedures as outlined in the collective agreement, and a new trial project on standby and call out procedures. Language around gender identity and gender expression have been also added as prohibited grounds of discrimination.
The Commissionaires Union bargaining team, comprised of John Davies, David Schinbein, Nancy Sermons and Erna Post, would like to thank all the members for their support during this round of bargaining. Together we are stronger!
Approximately 400 members of PSAC Local 20500 work as Commissionaires on Vancouver Island and in Whitehorse, providing high-quality security services to the federal government as well as the private sector.
We still have some 2020 PSAC calendars in the regional offices - let us know if you would like some for your worksite. A downloadable .pdf is available at the national website and a version for screen-reading software is available here.
Commissionaires Union & Heroworks
Our union, in support of local charities and volunteering,
made a donation to HeroWorks