Author Archives: Admin

National Respect Day

Todd Panas (President of the Union of Health and Environment Workers) recognized the challenges that the membership/workforce faces with regard to harassment and bullying in the workplace. Little progress was made in reducing toxicity and he chose to ‘raise the bar’ … Continue reading

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Fact Sheet: Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences symptoms of anxiety, but they are generally occasional and short-lived, and do not cause problems. But when the cognitive, physical and behavioural symptoms of anxiety are persistent and severe, and anxiety causes distress in a person’s life to … Continue reading

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Mental Health Passport

Think about your mental health. What do you do to take care of it? Dedicating even a short amount of time every day to taking care of your mental health will rejuvenate you and give  you confidence. It can also … Continue reading

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PSAC to challenge new public service security screening rules

http://psacunion.ca/psac-challenge-new-public-service-security

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Message from the President

The Public Service Commission of Canada includes an investigations unit and the following website links will describe the functions that are performed therein: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/inv-enq/index-eng.htm Example of founded complaint:  Plagiarism http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/inv-enq/sum-res/sec-art69/10-11-03-eng.htm The plagiarism allegation that was founded is important because it is common … Continue reading

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Disability Insurance and Medical Retirement

The following website links will provide you with the information you need in order to be well informed about disability insurance and medical retirement: http://www.pensionetavantages-pensionandbenefits.gc.ca/act/evnvie-lfevnt/invldt-dsblt-eng.html If you become disabled, and your claim is approved by the insurer, your monthly benefits … Continue reading

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