PSAC Ontario Education: Ontario Talking Union Basics (Virtual) – October 29 & 30, 2022


TALKING UNION BASICS 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.
This course will be delivered over two (2) separate days.  Please read the dates and times carefully.
Section #1 – Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Section #2 – Sunday, October 30, 2022 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This course is best suited for participation on a computer (desktop or laptop).  A mobile device can be used (tablet, cell phone) however the participant experience may be affected.

Upon successful completion of the course, members will be reimbursed as per approved Virtual Per Diem Policy. The course must be completed in its entirety before the per diem is issued.

Loss of Salary: Eligible loss of salary reimbursement will be paid to members attending the virtual Talking Union Basics, during hours in which they were scheduled to work. Any eligible loss of salary will be reimbursed upon confirmation of full attendance and completion of the course and in accordance with the applicable PSAC policy.
The following policies are in effect at all PSAC Events:
This event is covered by the PSAC Statement on Harassment. Please familiarize yourself further with this policy at
The PSAC is committed to ensuring that the accessibility requirements of our members are respected. Please indicate your needs and provide any necessary explanation that will assist us in meeting them.
Approvals with be given on a first come first served basis so please register early to secure your spot. The course will be limited to 20 participants. Approved participants will be notified on Friday, October 7, 2022.

Registration deadline: Wednesday, October 5, 2022


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The PSAC is committed to ensuring that PSAC Education Programs are accessible to ALL members. The information requested in this section will help us assess our success in reaching members who belong to groups identified in the PSAC Human Rights Policy.


The PSAC Accommodation Policy strives to ensure that union activities are barrier-free for participants with different abilities. Upon acceptance to the course, registrants may be required to further specify their accommodation requests to facilitate their participation in the School. Please be as specific as possible to assist the organizers and the facility in meeting your needs.


The PSAC Family Care Policy will be in effect for the School. Please note that on-site childcare will not be available. For additional details, please see the PSAC Family Care Policy. If you require family care and have any questions, please contact the PSAC Thunder Bay Regional Office by phone: 807-345-8442, 1-800-355-0794 or by email: National Family Care Policy:


All PSAC events are harassment free. We can neither condone nor tolerate behavior which undermines the full and equal participation of all participants in all union activities. Harassment Free Policy


Please submit your application by: Monday, October 31, 2022 Contact Person: Dorothy Sackanay PSAC Thunder Bay Regional Office Attention : T: 807-345-8442, 1-800-355-0794 F: (807) 344-0704
Applicant: With this registration, I agree to attend and participate in all course sessions. I have read the PSAC policy documents on human rights and harassment, and I understand my responsibilities in accordance with them. By submitting the registration form, you are indicating your agreement.

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