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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.

Local Officers Training (LOT): Gives Local Officers essential knowledge for upholding their Local responsibilities and building a strong union. Participants learn: how an effective Local functions; roles and responsibilities of the Local Executive; how Executives can work well as a team, engage members, and deal effectively with management. WHEN: Saturday-May 6th & Sunday-May 7th, 2017 TIME: 9:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M. (BOTH DAYS) WHERE: Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront La Verendrye Salon

2 day course: WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD (WSIB) LEVEL 1 – RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS Level 1 provides front-line advocacy skills to union members. Participants will receive an insight into the operations of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, as well as an understanding of the rights and obligations of injured workers. At the end of the training, participants will be able to assist injured workers in the steps of filing claims, completing forms, receiving benefits and service entitlements, and accident prevention protocols. Open to: All members.

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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.

 

 

Objective: By the end of this activity, participants will be able to: -Develop an understanding of the importance of lobbying as a means of influencing the political system.

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.

2 day course: gives Local Officers essential knowledge for upholding their Local responsibilities and building a strong union. Participants learn: how an effective Local functions; roles and responsibilities of the Local Executive; how Executives can work well as a team, engage members, and deal effectively with management. This basic course is a prerequisite for the Advanced Local Officers Training. Open to: All members, new Local Stewards are encouraged to apply. Prerequisite: The Talking Union Basics (TUB) or its equivalent.

 

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.

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.