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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 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.
February 16, 2012 - 11:24am •
As rounds of cuts and lay-offs begin in the federal public service we need to remain vigilant about the Workforce Adjustment Appendix and ensure that departments are dealing with affected employees fairly. A merit assessment is used by managers to decide who will become surplus.
January 3, 2012 - 1:26pm •
Being a steward is an important job. You were elected as a steward because you are a leader in your workplace. Your colleagues are counting on you to show them how to make their workplace and union better. The Steward's Guide to Grievance Handling is just one of the tools you’ll need to be a top-notch steward.Copies of this new guide have recently been shipped by HQ to Locals/Branches. If you haven't received one, or would like more copies contact your PSAC Regional Office, or download a copy as .pdf below.
December 14, 2011 - 12:11pm •
PSAC recently launched a webinar (what's a webinar?) training series to provide stewards with additional knowledge on a range of topics. The first webinar Union Activity in the workplace: know your members’ rights, was held on October 26 and provided a legal framework for member activity in the workplace.
November 25, 2011 - 11:28am •
November 3, 2011 - 11:06am •
Every three years, the PSAC holds its Triennial National Convention, where delegates from across the union come together, debate issues and set direction for the Union for the next three years.We will be doing something new at the PSAC 2012 Convention: for the first time, delegates will have the opportunity to debate and adopt a “Members’ Plan”.The plan is designed to set the direction for the Union for the next three years.
November 2, 2011 - 12:50pm •
The PSAC BC Young Workers Caucus has created a document designed to assist Locals in getting young workers involved and active in the Union.The 8-page Guide To Involving Young Workers is full of tips, ideas, and resources for Local Executive members who want to engage and empower the next generation of leadership. Download it now, or contact Monica Urrutia for a supply of printed copies for your Local.
October 24, 2011 - 3:36pm •
Due to technical difficulties with the fax machine in the Vancouver Regional Office, all applicants to the Advanced Stewards Training are asked to telephone the office (604 430 5631 or 1 800 663 1655) to confirm that the application was received properly and printed out - please do so even if you received a confirmation of receipt.Apologies, and thank you.
October 22, 2011 - 8:52am •
Every three years, the PSAC holds its Triennial National Convention, where delegates from all parts of the union come together, debate and set direction for the union for the next three years.

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