Programs Section

September 16, 2013
Delta Hotels across Canada offer preferential rates to PSAC members. To access the special rates or for information, please call 1-800-268-1133 or visit their website at deltahotels.marriott.com.
September 16, 2013
AGR Insurance Brokers Inc. and its affiliated brokers have partnered with PSAC since 1985. Through this partnership we are able to offer a discounted home and auto insurance program specifically designed for you.
September 16, 2013
Delta Hotels across Canada offer preferential rates to PSAC members. To access the special rates or for information, please call 1-800-268-1133 or visit their website at deltahotels.marriott.com.
September 16, 2013
Life insurance to supplement your own, critical illness insurance, and "Free $10,000".
September 16, 2013
PSAC members get a special low 17.5% interest rate and contribute to the PSAC Social Justice Fund.
September 13, 2013
The Canada Labour Code gives employees the right to refuse dangerous work. Here are some guidelines:
September 13, 2013
Anyone who must stop work due to the internal complaint process, a work refusal or the direction of a health and safety officer are to be paid until work resumes or until the end of their shift. Those due to work on the next scheduled work period or shift shall also be paid unless they have been given at least one hour’s notice not to go to work (s.128.1(1) and (2)). An employer may assign reasonable alternative work to workers who are deemed to be at work (s.128.1(3)).
September 13, 2013
Section 134.1 of the Code says every employer who normally directly employs 300 or more people has to establish a policy health and safety committee. Policy committees ensure health and safety issues are addressed at the corporate level. The policy health and safety committee has a number of duties, including the following:
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
The Hierarchy of Controls refers to primary prevention for hazards 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.

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