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October 27 & 28, 2018

LOCATION: Sudbury Regional Office-2-754 Falconbridge Rd, Sudbury, P3A 5X5 Saturday & Sunday - October 27th, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days) EMPLOYMENT EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE (2 DAYS) Objectives: • Be able to articulate what employment equity is and why it is important; • Know the basic legal framework; • Have a sense of the employer and union roles with respect to employment equity and where stewards fit into the picture; • Be equipped to dispel commonly held myths about employment equity; • Be ready to take action in the workplace to make employment equity a priority.

This fall we are holding a PSAC National Indigenous People’s Circle (NIPC)-Talking Union Basics (TUB) course for Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis PSAC Ontario members on October 27th and 28th, 2018 in Thunder Bay, ON.

The NIPC course is for members who have had little or no exposure to their union and would like to learn more about it.

During the course participants will learn:

• the role of the union in advancing Indigenous rights in the workplace, the union, and our communities;

This course assumes that participants know basic concepts around human rights and grievance handling. Participants who have grievance handling experience but limited human rights experience should take the PSAC on-line course “Human Rights are Workers’ Rights”. Participants with human rights experiences and limited grievance handling experiences should take the PSAC on-line course “Grievances and Representation Primer”.

PSAC Sudbury Regional Office, 2-754 Falconbridge Road, Sudbury SATURDAY & SUNDAY November 3 & 4, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days) 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.


November 22 – 25, 2018

Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport

262 Carlingview Road, Toronto, ON M9W 5G1

For the 2018 Fall School we are offering members one advanced course from a choice of 3 courses listed below within the context of a School Program that includes a variety of exciting and fun learning activities.  Our school program reflects PSAC’s priorities.  Course descriptions are found on the application form.

Location: Sault Ste. Marie Venue:Delta SSM Waterfront, 208 St.Marie's River Drive, SSM, ON ; Sunday December 8 & 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days) This training is a must for stewards and other workplace representatives, or members who want to use the enhanced knowledge and skills to solve problems at the workplace. You will find out what the law says about grievances, grievers and their representatives, and the protections built in for those who choose to use the grievance procedure to solve problems.