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Education Program in Kingston

July 4, 2017 - 3:20pm
  Greetings,   The PSAC Regional Advanced Workers Health & Safety Course (Level 1) is being held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 8:30am, ending on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 4:30pm at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale (6750 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 2L3). (See Attached Call-Out Letter) This WHSC Level 1 course is open to PSAC members who are either members of the Joint Health & Safety Committees or are workplace Health & Safety Representatives. The course is open to members from both the provincial and the federal labour jurisdiction.
January 11, 2017 - 3:30pm
This course is intended to: • Expand our understanding of concepts of mental health and how mental health issues can impact on our workplaces; • Discuss the challenges stewards face with representing members experiencing mental health issues; • Briefly review our Duty to Represent members and strategize ways to meet this duty with special focus on mental health; and • Review the employer’s Duty to Accommodate responsibilities and take away a tool kit to assist with representing members with mental health issues.
January 11, 2017 - 3:22pm
This course is intended to provide information and better enforcement tools to PSAC Locals, and Health and Safety Committees on the Canada Labour Code Part II requirements on violence prevention as well as its applicable regulations and: • to highlight the legal requirements on violence prevention within Part ll of the Canada Labour Code and Part XX of the Regulations. • to understand the existing recourses available in preventing and dealing with violence occurrences in the workplace.
January 11, 2017 - 3:21pm
This course gives Local Officers essential knowledge for upholding their Local responsibilities and building a strong union. Participants learn: • how an effective Local functions; • the roles and responsibilities of the Local Executive; • how Executives can work well as a team, engage members, and • how to deal effectively with management. This basic course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Local Officers Training.
January 11, 2017 - 3:19pm
ODRT offers an introductory course that provides an overview of Ontario's compensation system. Participants will learn about the history and evolution of workers’ compensation. Parts of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act will be reviewed to give a clear understanding of what workers and employers are covered mandatorily under the compensation scheme. There will be detailed discussion regarding the legal definition of accident as well understanding what injuries are considered work-related. The Board’s legal tests that are applied in decision-making will be examined.
January 11, 2017 - 3:17pm
This training is a must for stewards and other workplace representatives, or members who want to use their enhanced knowledge and skills to solve problems in the workplace. You will find out what the law says about grievances, greivors and their representatives; and the protections built in for those who choose to use the grievance procedure to solve problems.
January 11, 2017 - 2:53pm
This is the Union’s key introductory course. If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars, the TUB is the course will provide you with the answers. The course also introduces the collective agreement, your rights as an employee and your rights as a member of the PSAC. You will learn about the many opportunities to be active in the union and ways you can make a contribution to building strong Locals in the Ontario region.
January 11, 2017 - 2:50pm
Conventions are the supreme governing body for the union. It is the place where delegates elect their leadership, adopt budgets, and set priorities and policy for the next three years. This one-day course is designed to assist members wanting to learn more about democratic participation at Convention.
August 29, 2016 - 3:16pm
The Advanced Representation Training for Stewards (ARTS) course is an advanced three day in-residence course with a focus on representation. You will look at various routes for engaging members in helping them to resolve workplace issues. You will deepen your knowledge of the processes and legal framework of grievance handling and what is needed from you to support the PSAC’s representation of members at all levels of the grievance process, up to arbitration/adjudication.
January 21, 2016 - 3:03pm

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