Upcoming: AGR 20044 AGM – November 16 2007

Updated! The first 40 people to RSVP (except PSAC staff or local executive) will be entered into a special prize draw! RSVP now via email!

Come and find out about the latest bargaining news! Free dinner to all PSAC local 44 members!

  • Friday, November 16th, 2007
  • Firefighters’ Club in Metrotown, 6515 Bonsor St.
  • (Free parking at Metrotown parkade – closest to the Bay)
  • Registration at 4:30 pm


  • 4-5 pm Drinks sold at the Club
  • 5-6 pm Boardroom – Sign in. Welcome. Reports. Free non-alcoholic drinks. Digger Band.
  • 6-7:20 pm Dinner Buffet – Wild Salmon & Rosemary Lamb Roast.
  • 7:30-9 pm Return to Boardroom. Resume AGM. Door Prizes. Thank You’s. Elections.

Please RSVP by November 1st, 2007 to healthsafety.agr20044@psacbc.com.

Download the AGR Local 20044 AGM invite (pdf)

Minutes: AGR 20044 LUMCC, April 19 2007

Meeting Title:

LUMCC – PSAC Meeting


9:00 am – 10:30 am


April 19, 2007


Garabaldi Room – 4321 Still Creek Driv



Helen Van Vliet – PSAC Local President


Sharon Christie, Insp. Manager – Fraser West


Dr. Joe Beres, Insp. Manager – GVRD


Greig Beilhartz, Insp. Manager – Food Inspection


Andrea Dropko, Insp. Manager – Fraser East


Jennie Chu – PSAC Observer


Laura-Lea Madsen – Committee Secretary


Shannon Derksen – PSAC Observer



David Graham, Manager – Labs – comments provided in an e-mail in advance.


Terri Lee – PSAC Local VP


Jenny Marie Lomas – Health & Safety Officer


Stuart Coates – Chief Shop Steward


Karen Kesler – PSAC Treasurer

Continue reading below or download the April 17 2007 LUMCC meeting minutes (pdf)

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Call Out: 2007 PSAC National Women’s Conference: Public Services … Pave The Way To Equality!

To: PSAC Regional Women’s Committees

PB’s RWC logoWe are pleased to be sending you this Registration package for the 2007 PSAC National Women’s Conference, which will be held November 23rd – 25th, 2007 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, under the theme PUBLIC SERVICES …PAVE THE WAY TO EQUALITY!

This registration package is available upon request in Braille and/or on diskette (MS Word) through the PSAC Programs Section by contacting Sue Courchaine at 613-560-5457 or by email at courchs@psac.com

Conference Objectives

The objectives at our 2007 PSAC National Women’s Conference are to:

  1. develop our analysis of the impact of federal government policies and cutbacks on women’s equality and human rights
  2. understand the importance of quality public services for women as workers and members of society
  3. increase PSAC sisters’ involvement in the campaign to Defend Quality Public Services and in coalitions working to defend and advance equality rights
  4. build women’s political capacity and activism in the union, the community and beyond and develop action plans which are effective and easy to implement.

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Time:    9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Date:   June 20,2006

Place:  Skeena Room – 4321 Still Creek Drive


  • Helen Van Vliet Local President
  • Ray Knight, Acting Insp. Manager – Fraser West
  • Stuart Coates – Shop Stewart
  • Greig Beilhartz, Inspection Manager – Food Inspection
  • Dr. Joe Beres, Inspection Manager – GVRD
  • David Graham, Manager – Labs
  • Mark Hassa, Union Rep


  1. Call to Order,
  2. Introduction of Attendees,
  3. Review of Agenda,
  4. Discussion on Organization and Role of LUMC(s),
  5. Review of Terms of Reference,
  6. Next Steps
  7. Adjourn

Continue reading “Minutes: CFIA – LUMC PSAC MEETING”

CFIA Ratification Vote – dates & locations in BC

CFIA tiger logoMeetings are taking place across the Country starting the week of July 9 and continuing until the end of July to conduct a ratification vote on the tentative agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Upcoming ratification vote meetings in BC
Date Location Time(s)
July 17 Pavilion, 8801 East Saanich Road, Victoria starting 12 noon
July 17 Victoria RO, 210-1497 Admirals Road, Victoria starting 6PM
July 19 Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby 11AM-1PM & 4PM-6PM
July 25 Ramada Hotel, 36035 North Parallel Rd., Abbotsford 11AM-1PM & 4PM-6PM
July 24 Vernon, Kelowna, Oliver locations & times TBA

Bargaining Team member Bob Jackson will be in attendance at all the meetings. For more information please contact the Victoria Regional Office.

These meetings are your opportunity to cast your vote on the tentative agreement. The ratification kit document will be available at the meetings and is also available on-line at the national website.

AGR 20044 members at COPE fundraiser

Members of Local 20044 joined with other PSAC members at the COPE fundraising dinner last weekend, where they handed out some “Public Services are Cool” fans – here are some photos, click for a larger version …

AGR 20044 @ COPE fundraiser AGR 20044 @ COPE fundraiser

AGR 20044 @ COPE fundraiser  AGR 20044 @ COPE fundraiser