Active members

March 20, 2014
The Canada Border Services Agency discriminated against a PSAC member on the basis of his age, race and perceived obesity, thereby preventing him from securing permanent employment. 
October 29, 2013
The Bill changes the definition of “danger” to “imminent or serious threat to the life or health of a person”. Bill C-4 removes the concept of danger as a potential occurrence.  It removes the language of a “potential hazard”.  (Subsection 122(1)) Bill C-4 removes the idea that workers deserve protection from activities or conditions that could cause them danger in the future.
October 8, 2013
Conservative MPs want to weaken unions. They want to pass a law that will open up our collective agreements. They want to take out our union security clauses. The most important thing we can do to combat these attacks is educate and engage thousands of members about the gains our union has made and the threats we face. PSAC has launched a member-to-member, one-to-one conversation campaign. Member campaigners are speaking to other members, face-to-face across the country.
September 22, 2013
The Health and Safety Program provides a range of services for members directed by Conventions, the National Board of Directors and the Alliance Executive Committee. These services are oriented toward:
September 20, 2013
At the 1994 PSAC Triennial Convention, delegates unanimously adopted a resolution to create a $10,000 per year fund that would assist Locals in ensuring that all their events were accessible to members with disabilities. The following guidelines have been updated for Locals to access this fund which has since been increased to $15,000 annually.
September 19, 2013
Listening, accommodation, and confidentiality are watchwords for dealing with mental health issues in the workplace
September 18, 2013
Accommodation obligations do not give the employer additional rights with respect to employee information and employee privacy . There is no requirement to provide a diagnosis of a disability to the employer. Physicians have expertise in diagnosis and in treatment. They do not automatically have expertise on workplace assessments or assessments of functional limitations.
September 18, 2013
Many workers who have been off work and receiving disability insurance will eventually return to the workplace in some capacity. The majority of disability insurance policies which apply to PSAC members have provisions for rehabilitation assistance. However, the basic principals of the duty to accommodate, apply in these types of situations and can facilitate a successful reintegration back into the workplace.
September 18, 2013
Is there a disability? Medical evidence may be necessary What is the extent of the disability? Medical evidence about the nature and restrictions/limitations Ensure medical evidence links restrictions and accommodation to job requirements A physical demands analysis of the job may be provided to the physician or other experts Follow-up if medical evidence is inadequate or inaccurate
September 18, 2013
Contacts and links for more information about Duty to Accommodate