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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.

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 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.
January 13, 2015 - 9:04am •
PSAC members can log in to the website to get news about their employer, their collective agreement, and contact information for their region, component or local.We launched our improved member information dashboard in December.
December 3, 2014 - 9:03am •
 
September 11, 2014 - 1:20pm •
The federal government tabled its “go-to-work-sick” proposal for the federal public service yesterday. Its plan would gut your sick leave provisions. If implemented, workers will be forced to choose between going to work sick or losing pay for basic necessities.
June 11, 2014 - 2:52pm •
The Joint Learning Program (JLP) announces that a new workshop on Mental Health in the Workplace is now available to union members and their managers of the core public administration.

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