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September 13, 2013
The Canada Labour Code gives employees the right to refuse dangerous work. Here are some guidelines:
September 13, 2013
“Danger” includes any existing or potential hazard or condition or any current or future activity that could reasonably be expected to cause injury or illness to a person. Two key concepts are: “potential hazard or condition” and “any current or future activity”. However there has to be a reasonable expectation of an injury or illness before the hazard or condition can be corrected, or the activity altered, or before workers can exercise their right to refuse unsafe work (s.122(1)).  
September 13, 2013
Section 122(2) establishes the concept of “Hierarchy of Controls” when dealing with health and safety controls in the workplace. Not all workplace controls are equal. Those controls which focus on the source of the hazard – elimination, substitution or isolation of the hazard – are generally the most effective means of preventing and controlling worker exposure. Where possible, controls at the source should be a union priority.
September 13, 2013
This process has to be used before other recourses available under Part II of the Code, except for the right to refuse dangerous work and the right of pregnant or nursing workers to temporarily withdraw from dangerous work.
September 13, 2013
The Joint Workplace Health and Safety Committee is to be involved in all investigations, and these will include accident/injury investigations, and similarly a Health and Safety Representative will be involved in all investigations, including accident/injury investigations. The Co-chairs of the Workplace Committee will appoint the member or members of the Committee that shall participate in such investigations.
September 11, 2013
The Public Service Alliance of Canada has a long history of standing up for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights. Whether at the bargaining table, in the courts or on the streets, our union has been fighting for LGBT rights for more than 30 years.
July 24, 2013
PSAC Education offers some of the best union education courses in the Canadian Labour Movement. We use a popular education approach when developing our program. Our courses invite members to share their knowledge, reflect on new learning, take action and change their world for the better. Participants analyze ideas, discuss new information, solve problems and practice new skills. The result: Greater Confidence + Solidarity + Effective Action = Positive Change + A Stronger Union + More Justice
May 15, 2013
The following PSAC collective agreements have language prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and/or gender expression. Museum and Arts Related National Museum of Science and Technology Canada Council Canada Council (administrative group) Total: 3 out of 12 units Airport and Related Gander International Airport Authority Inc. Thunder Bay Airport IMP Group CFB Gander IMP CFP Comox IMP CFB Trenton ARINC International of Canada
April 24, 2013
An ESA is a written agreement between the Union and the employer that certainwork duties are essential to the safety and security of the public and must continue during a strike.  ESA's are required by the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA)
December 12, 2011
In 2006, PSAC won a case at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal involving a worker who had panic attacks at work. The decision gives some important guidelines on how employers should accommodate workers in these kinds of situations.

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