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The 3 R’s & The 3 A’s – Feeling Keys

One of the most important tool – ever! This stuff really should be taught in schools.
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Proudly serving Canadians? Public servant employee pride is taking a beating

I wonder how many government employees are finding it hard to relate to the Treasury Board of Canada’s National Public Service Week slogan: “Proudly Serving Canadians”? Continue reading

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We are all affected!

We are all affected! Two lunchtime sessions are being provided for the purpose of the Local President or an associate to discuss the current phase of the “We Are All Affected” campaign and the importance of re-pledging to the Public Service Alliance of Canada.

The campaign information and the pledge cards will be available at those sessions and we hope to see you then – the locations and times follow:

  • Thursday October 17 in room 13W131 at 12:00pm
  • Thursday October 24 in room 5E257 at 12:00pm

Read more on how you can get involved and show your support…

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New Stats Can data confirms PSAC analysis: gap between private and public sector sick days insignificant

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TC Members Ratify New Agreement with Treasury Board

The ballots have been counted and a majority of members of the Technical Services (TC) group have voted in favour of the tentative agreement with Treasury Board. After two years of bargaining, PSAC and Treasury Board finally agreed to the settlement in August.

The new Collective Agreement will be retroactive to June 22, 2011, and will expire on June 21, 2014.

The TC Bargaining Team would like to thank all TC members for their patience and support during this long and difficult round of bargaining.

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TC Ratification Vote

DD, EG, GT, PI, PY and TI classifications

The TC group now has a tentative agreement! For those members of the TC group, now is the time for you to decide whether or not you will accept this contract. We encourage you to support your union’s democratic process by practicing your right and come out to vote!!

The voting sessions will take place between September 3-12 either at lunch or/and after work (depending on the location) in 30 minute sessions. Please consult the attached schedule to determine which location and time will suit you best.

Spread the word and if you need more information, please contact Nairra Tariq and André Poliquin at

Meetings schedule

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Workplace Stress and Illness

Dealing With Depression at Work: What You Need to Know

Many of you who have heard me speak know, how a series of life ‘crises’ catapulted me into a severe depression…and then to my story of recovery.   The response I received since then tells me that I’m not alone in this plight, and that many of us have experienced a similar personal crisis.

One of the hardest parts of my ordeal was that, in the midst of it all, I still had to be a functional adult and stay on top of my job responsibilities. And while there are many great books and websites about how to deal with depression or anxiety at work, I also want to share some suggestions based on my own experience for making it through the tough times — and even thriving.

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Ask a Life Coach

Dear Jackie Lee

I have a lot of stress in my life right now and I am using a lot of my sick days because of it.  I am going through a nasty divorce and I come to work and my manager is constantly yelling at me or putting me down.  I just can’t take much more and feel like something is about to give.  I know I’m on the verge of a breakdown and don’t know what to do.


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Ask a Life Coach

Dear Jackie Lee

Our yearly performance reviews are coming up and it has never bothered me before but now I heard you can be let go or terminated if you get a poor performance review.  Please give me some strategies for getting through my review.


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Proposed changes to public service sick leave – where will that leave employees affected by mental health illnesses?

On June 10, 2013, Treasury Board President Mr. Tony Clement announced the Government of Canada’s intended plan for ‘Modernizing Disability Management’ in the public service (

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