Call for resolutions - 2016 National Health and Safety Conference

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF RESOLUTIONS IS June 10, 2016, 4:00p.m. EST

Preparations for the 2016 PSAC National Health and Safety Conference, to be held in Montréal from November 18 to 20, 2016, are well underway.

The resolutions should be aimed at strengthening and improving the Union’s work on health and safety issues and at advancing our objectives.

Resolutions will be discussed, debated and voted on at the Conference and then subsequently submitted to the appropriate bodies including the next PSAC Triennial Convention in 2018.

  • The traditional resolutions process will be utilized for the 2016 PSAC National Health and Safety Conference (i.e. resolutions committee, debate at the Conference).
  • All PSAC constitutionally recognized bodies and union structures will be entitled to forward resolutions to the 2016 PSAC National Health and Safety Conference.
  • Only five (5) resolutions per body/structure will be accepted.
  • Please limit your resolution to a maximum of 150 words.
  • Submitted resolutions are to be formatted in 14 point Arial font.
  • Resolutions can be submitted in either the traditional or clear language format (please see the following examples of the two formats).
  • Submitted resolutions should not include any special formatting such as boxes or drawings.

Should you have any questions regarding the resolutions process, please contact Denis St-Jean, the PSAC Health and Safety Program Officer by email at stjeand@psac-afpc.com.

In Solidarity,

Bob Jackson AEC Officer responsible for the 2016 PSAC National Health and Safety Conference

Sample resolution

The following is a sample resolution reproduced in both the Traditional format and the Clear Language format:

TRADITIONAL FORMAT

TITLE:
SCENT FREE POLICY
ORIGINATOR:
UVAE – LOCAL 0043
LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN:
E
WHEREAS
employees should have the right to work in a scent free/chemical free environment and should not have to become sick at work because some of the products used by other employees are too strong and are making them ill: and
WHEREAS
many employees experience severe reactions to various scented products including perfume and aftershave; and
WHEREAS
not having clean air to breathe in their working environment is a Health and Safety issue; and
WHEREAS
with a scent free working environment, all employees could breathe easier;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT
the Federal Government of Canada establish a scent free policy for all Government Offices.

CLEAR LANGUAGE FORMAT

TITLE:
SCENT FREE POLICY
ORIGINATOR:
UVAE – LOCAL 0043
LANGUAGE OF ORIGIN:
E
THE PROBLEM OR ISSUE:

Employees should have the right to work in a scent free/chemical free environment and should not have to become sick at work because some of the products used by other employees are too strong and are making them ill.

Many employees experience severe reactions to various scented products including perfume and aftershave.

Not having clean air to breathe in the work environment is a Health and Safety issue and with a scent free work environment, all employees could breathe easier.

THE ACTION REQUESTED:

That the Federal Government of Canada establish a scent free policy for all Government Offices.

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May 9, 2016
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