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February 15, 2018
PSAC has succeeded in achieving two long-overdue improvements to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP): coverage of non-oral contraceptive methods and an electronic system for making vision care and paramedical claims.
February 5, 2018
Alberta The law in Alberta states that you shall refuse all unsafe work if you believe there is an imminent danger (that is not normal for the occupation or activity) to yourself or others caused by a tool, appliance, equipment or work procedure at the worksite, according to Section 35 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Here’s how you can refuse unsafe work:
February 5, 2018
Federal When you have “reasonable cause to believe there is a danger” you may refuse to work under the Canada Labour Code, Part II. In order to do this, you must notify your employer of your refusal and the safety reasons for the refusal. The employer must then investigate in your presence, unless you decline to participate.
February 1, 2018
PSAC joins all those celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging the contributions of Black Canadians across the country and throughout our history.
January 31, 2018
Labour legislations in all Canadian jurisdictions  give employees the right to refuse dangerous work. Here are some tools to help you exercise this right when you need to: Right to refuse dangerous work
January 31, 2018
Key information about health and safety in the workplace Health and safety assistance in your region
January 31, 2018
  Workplace health and safety committee identification form Committees made up of union and employer appointed representatives need to be established in every workplace that normally directly employs 20 workers or more, according to Section 135 of the Canada Labour Code Part II.
January 31, 2018
No job is worth dying over.  You have the Right to Know, the Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse Dangerous Work. The step by step process Do you feel your health and safety is at risk in your workplace? Follow these steps.
January 25, 2018
PSAC and UPCE are expressing some cautious optimism for the future of Canada Post following the government’s public announcement of a new vision for the Corporation. “We are pleased the government remains committed to Canada Post’s original mandate which is to provide service to Canadians”, said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “The government’s decision to change the Corporation’s status so that it must reinvest profits into service and innovation is an important step forward.”
January 10, 2018
1.  Tell your supervisor. In all Canadian jurisdictions, including the Federal jurisdiction, the respective occupational health and safety acts state that it is the primary duty of the employer to provide workers with a safe workplace. Your supervisor is the first link in a chain that goes to the top, so they need to be told about the hazards and dangers you discover in the workplace. An important note: No job is worth dying over.  You have the Right to Know, the Right to Participate and the Right to Refuse Dangerous Work.

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