PSAC Your Political Rights

With upcoming election, please take a look. You are able to get involved politically. Here are PSAC's guidelines.

Observe a Meeting of Your Union's National Executive

TO:      Members with an active union role in CEIU, BC/YT Region



The regional Conferences, Conventions & Training committee invites you to apply to observe the 2019 Spring CEIU National Executive Meeting in Ottawa from April 04-09, 2019, with all expenses paid by the region.  This is a unique opportunity to observe the National Executive in one of two annual in-person meetings.  If you are interested in developing your leadership abilities at CEIU, you are encouraged to apply!

Deadline is Wednesday, March 20, 2019 (12:00 PM PDT)


Call for 2019 CLC Pacific Winter School Scholarships



All CEIU BC/YT Members in good standing


Vanessa Miller, NVP BC/YT


November 1, 2018


Call for applications to the 2019 CLC Pacific Winter School


This is a call for interest in attending the 2019 CLC Pacific Region Winter School which will be held in Harrison Hot Springs, BC, from January 13 to February 15, 2019.

CEIU BC/YT provides two full scholarships to the CLC course of the successful applicants’ choice.

All members in good standing are eligible to apply.

Please complete a Conferences Convention and Training Form in order to be considered.

Applications are due by November 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed, and the successful applicants will be notified by the end of the November.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you need more information.

Thank you for your participation.

In solidarity,

Vanessa Miller

New Activist Bursary Callout



All CEIU BC/YT Members in Good Standing


Vanessa Miller, NVP BC/YT


November 1, 2018


CEIU BC/YT $3000.00 New Activist Bursary  

New Activist is defined as follows:

  1. A member in good standing of BC/YT
  2. Does/has not actively participated in Union meetings, conferences, committees, and events.
  3. May have had some training
  4. May hold an elected position on a local executive
  5. May hold an elected position on the Regional Executive Council (not more than one term)

At the 2017 Presidents Conference a resolution was approved for a new activist bursary. The bursary is awarded in the fall of the prior year for use in the following fiscal year.

A new activist is not necessarily a young worker, it could be any activist that is newly engaged or re-engaged in the union. Generally, they do not sit on many committees or councils and may not be able to secure funding to attend events.

The money provided by the bursary can be used for any convention, conference or training and will be paid out after the event(s) unless an advance is requested.

Applications are due by November 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed, and the successful applicant will be notified by the end of the November.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you need more information.

In solidarity,

Vanessa Miller
NVP - BC/YT Region

PSAC & Phoenix: Here for Canada

PSAC has launched their Here for Canada national TV ad campaign to highlight the dedication of public service workers throughout the Phoenix pay system disaster:

Here for Canada, no matter what.

How long could you work without pay?

(with Vanessa Miller, CEIU NVP BC/YT)


Get help with your pay issues (T4s, incorrect pay, emergency pay, no pay, underpaid, missing entitlements, etc.)

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Getting help

If you need additional assistance with your pay issue, you should contact your local shop steward or a local union officer where you work. They can provide a first line of support. If they need help with technical issues or special cases, they will work with National Union Representatives. 

If help is not available where you work, contact us at Please ensure that you provide the location office where you work, as well as a home e-mail address and/or telephone.

CEIU BC/YT: Connecting Union Women

ConnEctIng Union women

BC/YT Regional Women’s Training
September 14, 2018 (evening)
September 15 & 16, 2018
Nanaimo, BC

The Regional Women’s Committee invites you to connect at our upcoming learning event.  We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to you joining us.  Be prepared for an amazing weekend as we learn, experience and connect in solidarity. The weekend will assist women in their elected union position, explore the power of women working together, and take a look towards our future activist vision.

Invitation and Registration Form

DEADLINE: June 15, 2018 4:00 PM PDT

May 2018 Union Life Newsletter

CEIU BC/YT Union Life e-Newsletter

NVP BC/YT Spring Report

NVP BC/YT Spring Report to 2018 BC/YT Presidents Conference in Vancouver, BC, April 14-15, 2018

And away we go..

United we move forward

I'd like to think that I hit the ground running. When our plane landed in Vancouver on the way home from Convention, my phone started vibrating. Some of you must have cheerfully felt that the plane ride had given me enough time to adjust to becoming NVP and composed emails to me while in the air. :-) I took your lead and the phone calls began that night.

I spent two days working out of our RUO office on West Pender. Meeting with our staff to talk about the President's Conference and Convention, settling into the NVP office, and consulting about some common goals as we move forward. More emails and phone calls came in. And then the Director's started writing.  

Management meetings are starting soon. In the meantime I'm organizing site visits in Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo. I also had an opportunity to organize a rally for the PSAC a few days after returning - just a gentle reminder to the employer that our members will not be rolling over on sick leave.

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