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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.

April 18, 2013 - 8:16am •
On April 12, 2013, Treasury Board issued a letter to all Heads of Human Resources and Chiefs of Compensation in federal departments and agencies regarding Records of Employment.  The letter states:“… the ROEs should be coded as code G (workforce reduction), when an employee leaves the CPA, under one of the following circumstances:
February 14, 2013 - 1:13pm •
The Federal Court last week upheld a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that employers cannot discriminate against employees with family obligations.The ruling means that the employer has the obligation to find workable solutions on a case-by-case basis so that workers like Fiona Johnstone can balance work and family, to the point of undue hardship.
November 8, 2012 - 2:11pm •
The Pacific Federal Council has asked us to share the following information regarding alternation options for members who have been affected. PSAC members who have received affected letters and are interested in alternation are encouraged to discuss their options with their manager/supervisor or HR representative.
October 17, 2012 - 11:10am •
The PSAC is pleased to offer a new advanced course for Union representatives …Advanced Duty to Accommodate: Accommodating Members With DisabilitiesThe course will be held December 7-9, 2012 in Vancouver - course hours are Dec 7th 1-5PM, Dec 8th 9AM-5PM, Dec 9th 9AM-2PM (note this is subject to change).This course is for PSAC union representatives (stewards, local officers, etc.) who have experience and training:
June 26, 2012 - 9:05am •
The national website has been updated - click for more information and FAQ's related to WFANo Guarantee of a reasonable job offer – opting employeesWFA and Absences from the Workplace
May 2, 2012 - 3:52am •
PSAC will be holding information webinars on Work Force Adjustment. The webinar will provide you with an overview of your rights under the Work Force Adjustment Appendix.Two times:
April 20, 2012 - 2:09pm •
I want you to know that PSAC is standing up for you at this difficult time. This government wants to cut thousands of jobs and the services you provide. We are doing everything we can to stop these cuts and to lessen the impact on you – our members – and on the public you serve.
April 13, 2012 - 3:24pm •
** To: PSAC Locals and Activists in BC - please forward widely ** I know that this week has been a difficult one for many PSAC members as many of us, and perhaps yourself included, received Work Force Adjustment affected letters. I want to let you know that PSAC is continuing our fight back campaign against these cuts. 
April 5, 2012 - 11:50am •
PSAC activists from all around the province gathered in March at PSAC BC's 2012 Union School. This year's School, held under the theme “Our Strength: Mobilizing and Fighting Back!” provided participants with the opportinity to learn, practice and take back strategies and skills to mobilize and in the fight back against federal government cuts and privatization.
March 14, 2012 - 3:18pm •
PSAC President John Gordon was on CBC's Power and Politics last night, defending public sector workers' right to decent severance pay if they are laid off. He also emphasized the fact that the Workforce Adjustment Appendix is primarily designed to help government workers find other employment in the public service.

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