Category Archives: Member Resources

Operational requirements

As a Local President, I often hear members say that their leave was denied for operational reasons (requirements).  There are circumstances when operational requirements are legitimate reasons for decisions made by management but those special circumstances are not encountered often. … Continue reading

Posted in Member Resources | Leave a comment

Violence in the workplace – the definition may surprise you

My message to everyone who reads this message is “Spread the word”.  Our membership is not huge but the number of cases that we manage and that meet the criteria is shocking. People suffering abuse through the day go home … Continue reading

Posted in Member Resources | Leave a comment

Bullying in the Workplace

Our Union of Environment Workers Component President Todd Panas has championed the cause of a respectful workplace and he has launched and anti-bullying campaign vigorously.  The following information needs to be read and understood.  Employees have rights and those rights … Continue reading

Posted in Member Resources | Leave a comment

Workplace Stress

Managers can be open to the concept of flexible hours and to temporarily reassigning work when they see symptoms of stress.  Additionally, they can encourage an open dialogue about the employee’s needs and attempt to work with the employee through … Continue reading

Posted in Member Resources, Mental Health in the Workplace | Leave a comment

Pension and You

Important information for members who are retiring and for members joining the Public Service.  http://pensionetavantages-pensionandbenefits.gc.ca/rtr/ppntrtr-rtrmmbr-eng.html#a7 APSAR (Association of Public Service Retirees http://psacunion.ca/apsar

Posted in Community Resources, Member Resources | Leave a comment

Mental Health tips and symptoms

If you ever wanted enough information about mental illness to recognize symptoms and get tips on how to interact comfortably, this site is for you:   http://www.cmha.ca/mental-health/mental-health-brochures/  

Posted in Mental Health in the Workplace | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Duty to Accomodate | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Member Resources, Mental Health in the Workplace | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Community Resources, Hot Topics - workplace issues, Mental Health in the Workplace | Leave a comment

Information for Members on the Performance Management Initiative: A Local Perspective

Performance Management Program – What is it? The Performance Management initiative has been advertised as a tool for managers to use in order to establish realistic expectations for employees – expectations that are to be defined, measurable and achievable.

Posted in Did you know?, Hot Topics - workplace issues, Member Resources | Leave a comment