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Bob Jackson has been elected as the Regional Executive Vice President for British Columbia by the delegates at the BC Regional Triennial Convention. The Convention, which brings members together from across BC, is taking place this weekend in Vancouver. Jayne Johns was elected as the Alternate REVP.

“Jayne and I look forward to meeting with and working with members from all across the province.” says Bob “We all have work to do.”

“In every workplace – every Local and Branch, every Area Council, every Regional Committee, throughout all our Union – PSAC members in British Columbia must work hard to enforce our collective agreements and to protect ourselves from an erosion of our rights, something that is certain under a Conservative majority government.”

“Together, we will ensure that our quality public services and the workers that provide them remain an integral part of Canadian society and government.”

Prior to his election as REVP Bob was a founding member of the BC Regional Council, where he served as the National Officers Coordinator for two terms. Bob has worked at the Canadian Food Inspection for over thirty years, was the Agriculture Component Regional Vice President for eighteen years, and held many positions in his Local. Bob is especially active around Health and Safety issues.

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Please note we have extended the Regional Convention resolutions deadline by two weeks to Sunday, February 27th, 11:59 p.m. This has been a busy period of time for everyone and there has also been a focus on National Bargaining Conferences and up-coming Component Conventions.

We encourage resolutions on public services issues and campaigns, Component campaigns, and on broader labour and societal issues which would make our society (and world) more equal and just for all. We welcome resolutions written in clear language format.

Resolutions can be submitted by mail to the REVP Office: #301 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC, V5R6C6, by fax to (604) 430-0194 or by email to pegurac@psac.com.

More information about the Regional Convention can be found here.

This is the official call for nominations for the position of Regional Executive Vice-President (REVP) and Alternate Regional Executive Vice-President (A/REVP) for the BC Region. Elections for these positions will be held at the BC Regional Convention in Vancouver, May 13 – 15 2011.

As a result of a decision by delegates at the 2003 PSAC National Convention, REVPs and their Alternates are elected in the regions, at their respective Regional Conventions. Any PSAC member in good standing in BC is entitled to run for these two positions. The nominator and the seconder must be delegates to the BC Convention.

As A/Regional Coordinator, I have been assigned the responsibility for sending out the call for nominations, receiving the nominations in advance of the Regional Convention, and working with the Nominations Committee at the Convention itself.

Here’s how the procedure will work, and what to do if you want to run for office.

Nominations Procedure

A Nominations Committee will be appointed by the BC Regional Council and ratified on the Convention floor. The Chairperson of the Nominations Committee is also appointed by the Regional Council and will conduct the election of REVP and A/REVP. The Chairperson has the power to appoint scrutineers and assistants deemed necessary to conduct the elections in an orderly manner.

In advance of the Convention, in my capacity as A/Regional Coordinator, I have been tasked with facilitating the nomination process. I am also responsible for ensuring that the nominations are filed with the Nominations Committee in writing and signed by the nominator and seconder – each of whom must be an accredited delegate to the BC Regional Convention.

Eligibility for Office

Candidates nominated for the position of REVP and A/REVP do not have to be a delegate to the Convention, but must be a PSAC member in good standing and live or work in the BC Region. However the nominator and seconder must be delegates at the BC Regional Convention.

Submitting the Nomination Form

Nominees who will not be present at the Regional Convention must submit a nomination form to me prior to the start of the Regional Convention.

Nominees who will be present at Convention can submit a nomination form to the Nominations Committee prior to the start of the Regional Convention, or be nominated from the floor of the Regional Convention.

Need Further Information?

For further information on the BC Regional Convention, please visit psacbc.com/convention. Feel free to contact me at 604-430-5631 or via email for any questions on the nominations process outlined above.

In Solidarity, Luc Guevremont, A/Regional Coordinator, PSAC BC Region

via email to: Self-ID’d PSAC members in BC, Youth Caucus, Human Rights Committee

B.C. Regional Triennial Convention – May 13-15, 2011 – Public Services Not Private Profits

The 5th B.C. Regional Triennial Convention of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, from Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th, 2011. For more information, visit the regional website – http://wp.psacbc.com/2010/11/25/convention-2011/

As per the BC Regional Council by-laws, one delegate to Convention will be elected from each of the following equity groups:

  • racially visible
  • aboriginal
  • lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual
  • members with a disability

And three delegates will be elected from amongst youth members, under the age of 30. For more information, see the BC Regional Council by-laws.

Download the nomination form for these delegate positions here. Note the nominations deadline is January 17 2010. Please completed fax nomination forms to (604) 430 0194, or return via email to braggp@psac.com. Mail-out ballots will be sent out once the nominations have been closed.

Call Out: B.C. Regional Triennial Convention – May 13-15, 2011 – Public Services Not Private Profits

The 5th B.C. Regional Triennial Convention of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, from Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th, 2011.

Delegates

Delegates to the B.C. Regional Convention will be s/elected based on Section 9 of the B.C. Regional Council By-Laws and Regulation 1 (pdf).

Local and Component Delegates

  • Local and Component delegates will be s/elected within the Locals and Components, and therefore nomination forms do not apply. We will be contacting Component National Officers to discuss and provide delegate entitlements.
  • For more information, see BC Regional Council Bylaws, Section 9, Sub-section 1.
  • We require that names of Component and Local delegates be provided to the REVP Office by March 13, 2011.

Equity/Youth/DCL and Separate Employer Delegates

  • Equity delegates: One delegate will be elected from each of the following equity groups: Racially visible; aboriginal; lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual; and members with a disability.
  • Youth delegates: Three delegates will be elected amongst youth members.
  • Directly Chartered Locals/small Separate Employers: One delegate will be elected from amongst the applicable locals. (We will contact the affected locals.)
  • For more information, see BC Regional Council Regulation 1, section 2 and 3.
  • Nomination forms for Equity, Youth and Directly chartered locals/small separate employers will be sent out under separate cover.
  • Mail-out ballots will be sent out once the nominations have been closed. To nominate or be nominated you must be a member in good standing.

Area Council and Committee Delegates

  • Area Council, Regional Women’s Committee, Human Rights Committee, and BRUSH Committee delegates will be s/elected within their respective constituencies.
  • For more information, see BC Regional Council Regulation 1, section 1.
  • We require the names of Area Council and Committee delegates be provided to the REVP Office by March 13, 2011.

Automatic Delegates

  • Per BC Regional Council Bylaws, Section 9, Sub-Section 2, B.C. Regional Council members, PSAC members who hold a PSAC national elected office, National Aboriginal Peoples Circle representatives, Equal Opportunities Committee elected equity representatives and Component National Officers who are members of the B.C. Regional Caucus shall be entitled to attend B.C. Regional Triennial Conventions as delegates.

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