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 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
  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
  In a work force adjustment situation, it’s important to be proactive and investigate other potential employment opportunities within the Agency.
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
  The Work Force Adjustment Appendix is organized around key decision points. Some parts may apply to your work force adjustment situation. Other parts might not. The following approach elaborates key considerations. There are many other rights spelled out in the WFAA so it’s important to read it carefully.  Once the employer decides that a person or a group of people will be work force adjusted the three most important overall questions that have to be asked are:
September 16, 2013
The Work Force Adjustment Appendix (WFAA) is the most important job protection document that PSAC has ever negotiated with the federal government and agencies such as Parks Canada.
September 16, 2013
The provisions of Part VII of the WFAA are specific to Alternative Delivery 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.) An Alternative Delivery Initiative (ADI),

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