The Joint Learning Program (JLP) is a partnership between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. The pilot, which was negotiated in 2001, marked the first time a bargaining agent and the employer agreed through contract negotiations to jointly deliver learning activities to enhance labour-management relations in the public service.
The objectives of the JLP are to improve labour relations and increase the understanding of the roles of the union and management in the workplace. The JLP achieves its objectives by providing workshops in areas of mutual interest for which the employer does not already have a legal obligation to provide training and where both union and management have specific roles and responsibilities.
The program offers sessions on topics such as understanding the collective agreement, union management consultation, anti-harassment, anti- discrimination, duty to accommodate, and employment equity.
Contact the Ontario Eastern Arctic PSAC JLP Regional Field Coordinator (Union/PSAC)
Romeo Jackson at Jacksor@psac-afpc.com to find out how to request a workshop or to become a JLP Facilitator. Visit the JLP website for additional information about the JLP. http://www.jlp-pam.ca/Home-Accueil-eng.aspx