Course Listings

A trained membership is an active membership and active members build a strong union. Find out more about PSAC BC’s union education program here.

Talking Union Basics (TUB) – Victoria

PSAC Victoria Regional Office: 202 – 503 Park Place, Esquimalt, BC V9A 6Z9

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15

9 AM - 4:30 PM both days

This is the union’s key “introductory” course. If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars, then Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions. The course also introduces the collective agreement, your employee rights and your rights as a member…

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Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights: An Introduction to the PSAC for Indigenous Members (OCOUOR) – Victoria

PSAC Victoria Regional Office: 202 – 503 Park Place, Esquimalt, BC V9A 6Z9

Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

Hours TBD - Travel Friday during the day. The course will begin Friday late afternoon/early evening.

Are you a First Nations, Inuit or Métis PSAC member who would like to learn more about your union? If yes, we invite you to apply for the PSAC BC Our Communities, Our Union, Our Rights: An Introduction to the PSAC for Indigenous Members (OCOUOR) course. (Please note: All participants must self-identify as Indigenous persons.)…

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Understanding and Interpreting the Collective Agreement – Victoria

PSAC Victoria Regional Office: 202 – 503 Park Place, Esquimalt, BC V9A 6Z9

Saturday, October 12

9 AM - 4:30 PM

This course explores key provisions in members’ collective agreements and introduces an easy four-step framework for interpreting the contract. We will practice applying the four-step interpretation method and examine cases providing examples of “aids to interpretation”. Using a number of case studies from adjudication / arbitration decisions (e.g., sick leave; operational requirements; other leave with…

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Understanding and Interpreting the Collective Agreement – Vancouver

PSAC Vancouver Regional Office: 200 – 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC V5R 6C9

(2nd Fl. Boardroom)

Saturday, October 12

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

This course explores key provisions in members’ collective agreements and introduces an easy four-step framework for interpreting the contract. We will practice applying the four-step interpretation method and examine cases providing examples of “aids to interpretation”. Using a number of case studies from adjudication / arbitration decisions (e.g., sick leave; operational requirements; other leave with…

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Introduction for Local Officers Training (ILOT) – Abbotsford

Clarion Hotel & Conference Cetnre: 36035 N. Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6

Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26

9 AM - 4:30 PM both days

This is an introductory course for new Local Officers who need to know how to run a Local. Sessions cover the role of the Local Executive; Local administration, including by-laws and budgets; effective communications and Local meetings; and how the Local can access the wider resources of the PSAC. A major theme throughout the course…

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Talking Union Basics (TUB) – North

Venue TBD

Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM both days

This is the union’s key “introductory” course. If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars, then Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions. The course also introduces the collective agreement, your employee rights and your rights as a member…

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Talking Union Basics (TUB) – Kamloops

Delta Hotels Kamloops: 540 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B2

Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27

9 AM - 4:30 PM both days

This is the union’s key “introductory” course. If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars, then Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions. The course also introduces the collective agreement, your employee rights and your rights as a member…

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Steward Series 1: Workshops TBD – Victoria

PSAC Victoria Regional Office: Suite 202 – 503 Park Place, Esquimalt, BC V9A 6Z9

Saturday, November 9

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Are you interested in helping in the local and possibly being a Steward? Are you curious about what Stewards do other than filing grievances? Are you already a Steward and want some or some more training? Then these are the courses for you! The Stewards Series workshops provide training and information on aspects of the…

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Talking Union Basics (TUB) – Abbotsford

Clarion Hotel & Convention Centre: 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6

Saturday, November 16 - Sunday, November 17

9 AM - 4:30 PM both days

This is the union’s key “introductory” course. If you have wondered what it means to be a union member, how the PSAC works, and what happens to your dues dollars, then Talking Union Basics provides answers to these questions. The course also introduces the collective agreement, your employee rights and your rights as a member…

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Understanding and Interpreting the Collecitive Agreement & Health and Safety Activism – Kelowna

Kelowna Coast Capri Hotel: 117 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8

Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM both days

Understanding and Interpreting the Collecitve Agreement (Day 1) This course explores key provisions in members’ collective agreements and introduces an easy four-step framework for interpreting the contract. We will practice applying the four-step interpretation method and examine cases providing examples of “aids to interpretation”. Using a number of case studies from adjudication / arbitration decisions…

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