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The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada > News & Events > Communications Magazine > Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring 2010 > Snapshots - Vancouver Branch AGM
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Dan Jones

Dan Jones, B.C./Yukon Regional Director provided an update on the issues of concern for the region.

Snapshots - Vancouver Branch AGM

It was a full house at the Vancouver Branch AGM.. As usual, Branch Chair Paul Skinner and his executive attracted a large number of their members to come and review issues of concern. Paul provided a synopsis of the bargaining landscape and reiterated that the current, most important issue is that of the HST.

Special guest President Gary Corbett reviewed the strategic objectives developed by the Board at its yearly retreat. He spoke of the possible upcoming challenge to the pension plan and that because of its potential impact, the Institute had formed a common front with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and other bargaining agents. Vice-President Don Burns spoke of the importance of getting the message out that public services are essential for the country. Public service employees work for the good of all Canadians and we need to continue to strengthen that message.

 

Paul Skinner

Branch President Paul Skinner

Joyce Jung

Joyce Jung

Lawrence Fung

Lawrence Fung

Colin McBride

Colin McBride

Ken Ho and Johnson Wu

Ken Ho and Johnson Wu

Dave Cooper and Heather Cain

Dave Cooper and Heather Cain

Dennis Bonifacio and Maral Pekurel

Dennis Bonifacio and Maral Pekurel

Don Burns and Helen Spacek

Vice-President Don Burns with Branch Vice-President Helen Spacek