On March 21, 1960, sixty-nine people were killed and 180 were wounded after police opened fire at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws.” A few years later in 1966, March 21st was proclaimed the “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN). A long road ahead The United Nations has made the theme for March 21, 2019: Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies.
June 14, 2018
PSAC offers both introductory and advanced health and safety training offered through Regional Education Programs, covering a variety of health and safety topics including:
June 14, 2018
Worker’s compensation has been around for more than 100 years. Despite its history, compensation and how it applies across the country is often misunderstood.
June 12, 2018
CCOHS was established in 1978 by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act, which was passed by unanimous vote in the Canadian Parliament. CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.
April 26, 2018
On April 28, the Day of Mourning, we remember all those who have been killed or injured because of their work. Today we also commit to protect the living and ensure that we can prevent, and actively address, harassment and violence in the workplace.
March 21, 2018
In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, PSAC calls on the Liberal government to address the systemic causes of racism and racial discrimination.
March 1, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada supports the government’s intention to improve harassment complaint procedures, protect complainant confidentiality and – after 25 years – finally extend basic health and safety protections to staff of the House of Commons, Senate, Library, and Parliament as a whole, including over 600 PSAC members.
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.
November 9, 2017
Escaping family violence shouldn't mean a loss of pay Domestic violence impacts work life. In Canada, over a third of people have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner or ex-partner. The trauma and stress that victims experience frequently affects a worker’s ability to do their job. Impact of domestic violence at work