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Workplace problem solving

This page contains news and information for Stewards and Local Representatives.

Download these commonly used forms.

PSAC grievance form -Shop stewards can use this form to file grievances on behalf of their members - download one here.

PSAC grievance transmittal form - Use this form to advance a grievance to the next stage - download one here.

PSAC stewards fact sheet - This fact sheet can be used to collect information on the issue or problem that a grievance seeks to address. This will help stewards ensure that the grievance process and timeframes have been respected - download one here.

October 17, 2015 - 1:33pm •
It’s important to keep up to date with PSAC news, events, campaigns, and bargaining information » and it’s easy! Here are some links ...
September 2, 2015 - 10:46am •
As a result of the settlement of a human rights complaint presented by a PSAC member and supported by PSAC, the Treasury Board has issued a bulletin “to ensure that there is no confusion regarding the approach and the standard for addressing leave without pay due to illness or injury”.
August 19, 2015 - 11:02am •
Members, particularly those who work for the Government of Canada, have asked us if they can share PSAC’s Vote to Stop the Cuts advertising material through social media.
July 10, 2015 - 9:42am •
PSAC’s website now helps members connect with their local union representative. Find your local union contact and your collective agreement By choosing their employer, their job classification and the closest city to where they live, PSAC member can get phone and web contact information for their component or local as well as a link to their collective agreement.  The system is aimed at getting PSAC members answers to their questions about their job faster.
June 30, 2015 - 11:55am •
PSAC is opposed to the government’s new security screening policy — which includes credit checks and fingerprinting of public service employees — and will be challenging it. We are currently gathering evidence to file a court challenge and a privacy complaint with the Privacy Commissioner’s office. “We are concerned that these checks will be an unwarranted gross violation of personal privacy and they could put people's livelihoods in jeopardy without cause. We are also fearful that the policy could be applied in an arbitrary way," said PSAC President Robyn Benson.
May 25, 2015 - 11:47am •
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. However until 1988, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.
April 8, 2015 - 4:53pm •
March 31, 2015 - 12:33pm •
Grievances, and the timelines for filing and responding to them, are important elements when it comes to workplace problem solving. When representing a member by filing a grievance, timelines - as set out in the Collective Agreement - must be respected. Here are some flowcharts that will help PSAC Stewards effectively represent members.
March 16, 2015 - 10:43pm •
What you need to know about Treasury Board’s new process The Treasury Board’s new performance management policy went into effect on April 1, 2014. There is now a detailed process in place to conduct performance assessments. These assessments can have a significant impact on your employment and you need to know your rights and obligations during each stage of the process. 
February 6, 2015 - 9:50am •
The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey released yesterday continues to demonstrate the negative impact of public service cuts. The survey results also raise major concerns about the continuing problems of harassment and poor mental health in the public service. Despite these problems, most public service workers are committed to doing a good job.


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