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Disability Insurance – Step by Step:

Disability Insurance: Information for PSAC Members Do you need help with a Disability Insurance (DI) Claim? • Often problems related to DI claims can be prevented through counselling provided by your departmental or agency human resources office. You should get … Continue reading

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DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE:

RETURN-TO-WORK SITUATIONS WHERE THE EMPLOYEE HAS REQUESTED RELOCATION In return-to-work situations, it is important to note that the obligation to accommodate is neither unlimited nor one sided. An employer is able to terminate based on undue hardship. Nevertheless, the responsibility … Continue reading

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New Joint Learning Program workshop on mental health in the workplace

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. • Request a workshop in your workplace This workshop reflects … Continue reading

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Leave with Income Averaging (Special Working Arrangement)

There are times when an employee needs a few weeks (up to 3 months) in order to deal with a life situation. The Public Service Alliance of Canada recognizes the possibility of that need, and the following Leave With Pay … Continue reading

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Payment in Arrears (Q&A)

http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/remuneration-compensation/paye-centre-pay/arr-questions-eng.html

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Disability Insurance – what you need to know!

http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hr-rh/bp-rasp/benefits-avantages/dip-rai/dis-eng.asp “Disability Insurance (DI) Benefits”/ “Who is eligible to receive DI benefits?” According to the plan, you are eligible to receive benefits for up to 24 months if you become totally disabled (i.e., you are in a continuous state of … Continue reading

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Guideline on Protective Footwear

Here is the policy on protective footwear for your information: http://intra.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ss/documents/ohs/Guideline_Protective_Footwear.pdf

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Ask a Local Q&A on Duty to Accomodate

Question: My manager recently advised me that they want me to start working a 9:00 to 5:00 shift. For the past year I have been working from 8:00 to 4:00. Working these hours allows me just enough time to be … Continue reading

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Notice of Contact Changes During Summer Holidays

Notice of Contact Changes During Summer Holidays: Please note that members with urgent matters between August 10 and 28th, 2012 should contact Jason Hubert, Vice President of Local 70713 at (phone # 613-998-7633).

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Ask the Local Q&A’s

Question: A few years ago, my doctor diagnosed me with a medical illness that the insurance company would not approve. That decision was appealed twice and, finally, a last appeal confirmed the Industrial Alliance decision to deny benefits. During the … Continue reading

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