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Health and Safety

If you are interested in getting involved with the Health and Safety issues in BC, email littlej [at] psac [dot] com (James Little) in the Victoria Regional Office. This is a collection of all the H&S related information and posts on the website.

The BC Regional Council Health and Safety Coordinator is Linda [dot] Harding [at] pwgsc-tpsgc [dot] gc [dot] ca (Linda Harding).

Bargaining Solidarity! January 2015

Jan 29, 2015 •

PSAC members across BC are organizing bargaining solidarity events - standing together for healthy workplaces and protesting proposed government changes to sick leave and cuts to public services. Here are some photos.

Did your Local, worksite, Committee or Component organize an event? BraggP [at] psac [dot] com (Send us a photo)!

Video: We keep Canadians safe

Jan 12, 2015 •

As Canadians, when we go to work every day, ride the train, fly in a plane, or enjoy our natural environment, how do we know we are safe and secure?

PSAC Publications and Resources

Dec 18, 2014 •

PSAC produces a wide variety of toolkits, booklets and resource guides for activists and Locals. We have collected them here as a resource for members.

If you would like a printed copy of any of these materials, contact your regional office or PSAC Representative.

Labour Survey Reveals Domestic Violence is Widespread and Following People to Work

Nov 28, 2014 •

(Ottawa) Domestic violence is following people to work, has a significant impact on performance, and is in some cases resulting in job loss, according to survey results released by the labour movement and Western University today.

Federal court allows PSAC judicial review application on workplace harassment

Nov 28, 2014 •

The Federal Court has allowed the PSAC’s judicial review application in a case involving workplace harassment.

Abel Akon, a PSAC member and employee of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), alleged that his employer engaged in favoritism and that he was harassed, humiliated, belittled and treated with disrespect by his supervisor.  Subsequently, Akon filed a complaint under Regulation 20 of the Canada Labour Code.

Changes to ‘right to refuse unsafe work’ in the federal sector take effect

Nov 6, 2014 •

The new definition of ‘danger’ and other harmful changes to Canada Labour Code rules on health and safety brought about in Bill C-4 came into effect Oct. 31, 2014.

Health and Safety / Bill C-4 One Day Course

Nov 3, 2014 •

Are you a Health and Safety rep or member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee in your workplace on behalf of your PSAC local who has already taken a previous Health and Safety CLC Part II course?

Apply Online For The Health & Safety Bill C-4 Update Course

Nov 3, 2014 •

Please use this form to apply for the H&S Bill C4 Update Course in either Victoria or Vancouver. If you do not know your PSAC ID#, call the Vancouver RO @ 604 430-5631 or 1 800 663-1655 and we will look it up for you.

Please note that the fields marked with a * are required - the form will not process your application if left blank.

Support healthy workplaces!

Oct 28, 2014 •

No one should face a choice between going to work sick or losing pay. Sign the pledge today!

BC Regional Council meeting minutes and Coordinators reports - September 2014

Sep 24, 2014 •

Here are the Regional Council reports and teleconference call minutes presented at the September 2013 Regional Council meeting.

PSAC history in pictures - events and gains over the years

Sep 9, 2014 •

Over the last few weeks we've been posting some of events and gains PSAC has made over the years at our regional facebook page. Check it out! note: no Facebook account needed.

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Upcoming Health and Safety Events

The Activist School

January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015 • Richmond, Metro

Health & Safety Activism

February 21, 2015 - February 22, 2015 • Victoria, Vancouver Island

Creating Respectful Workplaces

April 11, 2015 - April 12, 2015 • Prince George, North BC

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Bill C-4 resources and telephone town hall wrap up
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