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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

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.



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.

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

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.