BCNU Stands with Federal Public Service Workers in Fight for Fair Collective Agreement

April 20, 2023
BCNU members sharing worksites with PSAC should report to work

All BCNU members who encounter a Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) picket line should continue to provide their normal level of service during any job action as BCNU is not in a legal strike position.

There may be some worksites that share entrances. Picket lines at these sites must only affect the operation of the employer whose employees are lawfully on strike. This is known as “common site picketing.”

BCNU members working at these sites should seek out a PSAC picket captain to inquire about entering the worksite to report for duties as normal. Where these is no PSAC representative, members should proceed to their worksite.

A list of locations currently experiencing PSAC job action can be found here.

Union members wishing to express their support for PSAC members should do so on their off-duty time only.

For further information or if you have a question, contact your BCNU steward or regional council member.

BCNU urges the federal government to ensure public service workers have the fair deal they deserve.


On Wednesday, April 19, federal employees who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) went on strike. These include 20,000 members in BC who work for federal government departments and agencies, crown corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector, among others.

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