Leadership

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.
October 7, 2013
The Union Development Program (UDP) is an intensive education program designed to develop the leadership skills of emerging union activists over ten months. Each year the PSAC hosts three UDPs: an English West/North UDP (for members from the North, BC and the Prairies). an English East UDP (for members from Ontario, the NCR, Quebec and the Atlantic). a French UDP (for Francophone members from the NCR, Quebec and the Atlantic). 
September 22, 2013
Help with navigating federal governent disability insurance plans: the claims process, medical evaluation, confidentiality, duty to accommodate.
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 19, 2013
The National Board of Directors has established criteria to govern the granting of PSAC long term service pins and a certificates. The awards seek to recognize long-term officers of the union at any level who have continuously served the membership. The criteria are: The pin and certificate will only be awarded to a person who was an active union officer in the 18-month period immediately preceding the June 30th deadline.
September 16, 2013
Our online program offers union training at your own pace and time. These introductory courses provide a solid overview on a range of topics. Explore the union’s basic roles and responsibilities including the services it provides all members. There are courses to explain PSAC’s structure and how to get involved. There are courses about the history of the union movement to provide background and context for our ongoing struggles. We hope they inspire and motivate you to engage with your union.
September 16, 2013
Article 1.1.3 of the WFAA states that, “Departments or organizations shall establish Work Force Adjustment Committees, where appropriate, to manage work force adjustment situations within the department or organization.” Work Force Adjustment Committees help us ensure the employer is meeting its obligations to workers who may be or will be work force adjusted.
September 13, 2013
In addition to having the right to refuse dangerous work under Part II of the Code, a worker who is pregnant or nursing can cease, for a very short period, to perform her job with full pay and benefits if she believes that continuing any of her current job functions could pose a risk to her health or that of the foetus or child (s.132(1)). The worker must consult with a qualified medical practitioner of her choice as soon as possible to establish whether there is a risk (s.132(2)).
September 13, 2013
The Canada Labour Code gives employees the right to refuse dangerous work. Here are some guidelines:

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