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PSAC has asked the Public Service Labour Relations Board to mediate its four year dispute with Parks Canada over which positions are deemed « essential » in the case of a strike or lockout.

According to the Public Service Labour Relations Act both sides are supposed to come to an agreement on which services need to be provided to ensure the safety of the public in the event of a work stoppage.

Yesterday the government crammed through Bill C-45, incorporating hundreds of pages of major legislative changes that Canadians have not been consulted on. 

This government knows it would lose public support if each of these initiatives were opened up to public scrutiny and debate.

The PSAC is pleased to offer a new advanced course for Union representatives …

Advanced Duty to Accommodate: Accommodating Members With Disabilities

The 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:

The next BRUSH (Health & Safety) Committee meeting will feature mental health in the workplace as one of their discussion topics. To find out more about regional health & safety initiatives, email LittleJ@psac-afpc.com or call the Victoria RO at (250) 953-1050. Mental Health Matters!

  • Put TC bargaining issues on the agenda of your next AGM, town hall, conference call, regional seminar, membership meeting, national council or strike mobilization meeting. Invite a TC team member to attend.

  • Wear and share the TC mobilization stickers, bracelets and bookmarks.

Posted on behalf of Daphne Ho, A/Regional Council Young Worker Coordinator
The B.C. Federation of Labour is made up of thousands of members of different trade unions in B.C.  The B.C. Fed is holding its Convention from November 26 to 30, 2012. As Brother Jim Sinclair's attached letter mentions (scroll down), each year the B.C. Fed holds a young workers conference just prior to the Convention and this year is no exception.