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Education Program in Thunder Bay

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.
May 9, 2017 - 11:40am
The basic Introduction for Local Officers course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Local Officers Training. By the end of this 2 day advanced course Participants will be able to: • Identify important Local issues/responsibilities that require funding • Analyze existing Local budgets and financial statements to determine if priority issues have appropriate funding • Explain the purpose of Local by-laws and analyze existing by-laws to determine if they are satisfactory and develop a plan to create/amend/update their Local by-laws
May 9, 2017 - 11:31am
This two-day course gives new stewards essential knowledge for handling Level 1 grievances. Participants gain a better understanding of how to work with members at the initial stages of the grievance procedure, and how to mobilize members around workplace problems. Please note that this course will be offered in Kenora, ON and location to be determined. To register, contact Nancy Johnson at Johnson@psac-afpc.com and/or 1-800-355-0794 / 807-345-8442
May 9, 2017 - 11:09am
Talking Union Basics (TUB): The “TUB” course is the union’s key “introductory” education event. Have you wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars? The Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions and much more. You will learn more about your collective agreement, your employee rights and your rights as a member of the PSAC. You will explore the many opportunities to be active in the union and how to help build strong locals in the Ontario region.
April 25, 2017 - 2:24pm
February 10, 2017 - 1:57pm
This Local Officers’ core course has been drafted with the following objectives.
January 17, 2017 - 4:03pm
This Local Officers’ core course has been drafted with the following objectives.
January 17, 2017 - 3:53pm
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.
May 2, 2016 - 2:12pm
Introduces members to the PSAC and prepares them for more advanced union education. It provides an historical and structural overview of the union, introduces participants to the collective agreement and gives them a chance for hands-on practice in problem-solving Open to: All members.
January 21, 2016 - 12:07pm
To help focus attention on this growing epidemic, communities across Ontario and around the world have proclaimed the last day of February International RSI Awareness Day. On this day, special events are held to build awareness and action on RSIs or MSDs and the impact these injuries have on workers, their families and the community. What can be done? The majority of RSIs or MSDs are preventable. Critical actions that can be taken include: Organize and/or participate in a RSI Awareness Day event Report symptoms and hazards early to your supervisor and joint health and safety committee (JHSC) or health and safety representative Report work-related MSDs to WSIB immediately Insist on quality training to address these issues Press employers to implement ergonomic prevention solutions Encourage governments to enact effective and enforced ergonomic regulations.