Representation Branch

January 15, 2014
Use this four page PDF questionnaire to collect information on an issue or a problem in your workplace. PSAC encourages shop stewards to solve problems at the source and as soon as possible but if that's not possible, the information you collect by filling in this form will help build the union's case later.
October 25, 2013
Bill C-4 takes away the democratic rights of federal public sector employees and seriously undermines the health and safety protections in the Canada Labour Code covering workers under federal jurisdiction.
September 22, 2013
One year of continuous employment will be entitled to one week's pay for each completed year of employment. Indeterminate employees will also be entitled to a pro-rated week for a partial year of employment. Everyone, including term workers, with at least one year of continuous employment will be able to choose what to do with their accumulated severance: immediately cash out the severance they have accumulated, or keep their accumulated severance and have it paid out when they actually resign or retire, or
September 16, 2013
The provisions of Part VII of the WFAA are specific to alternative service delivery initiatives or ASD initiatives and are an exception to Parts I to VI of the WFAA unless otherwise specified. (This means that many of the obligations in the rest of the WFAA don’t apply depending on the kind of WFA being contemplated.)
September 16, 2013
  The determination of which employees will be subject to layoff is based on Parks Canada policies. Parks Canada’s Staffing Policy states the following: “To determine which employees are to be laid-off and the order in which they will be placed on a layoff recall list, the Agency:
September 16, 2013
  In a work force adjustment situation, it’s important to be proactive and investigate other potential employment opportunities within the Agency.
September 16, 2013
  The Agency must:
September 16, 2013
  Under what circumstances do Parts I to VI of the WFAA apply and what happens in these circumstances? Parts I to VI of the WFAA apply when there is: A lack of work The discontinuance of a function The relocation of a work unit The closure of an office or work location(s) Parts I to VI can apply to individuals or to a whole group or work unit.
September 16, 2013
At PSAC we work hard during negotiations to do everything in our power to minimize the negative impact of work force adjustment. This means ensuring that changes to government priorities or changes to the way services are delivered, are implemented with minimal job loss and where possible through redeployment without  relocation.
September 16, 2013
Article 1.1.3 of the WFAA states that, “The Agency shall establish work force adjustment committees, where appropriate, to manage work force adjustment situations within the Agency.” Work Force Adjustment Committees are critical mechanisms that help us ensure that the employer is proactively meeting its obligations to workers who may be or will be work force adjusted.

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