Other Education Opportunities

 

PSAC Online Learning

The PSAC has its own e-campus! Our e-courses are designed to provide you with a variety of union-related education. Some of the e-courses provide you with an opportunity for personal development. With our e-campus, you can learn at your own pace, in the location of your choice. Register online  

Here are the modules available:

• Welcome to the PSAC • Union 101
• Human Rights Are Workers Rights • Equity Groups and the PSAC
• Pensions and Retirement • Introduction to Union Health and Safety  
• Grievances and Representation Primer   • Understanding Economics
• Understanding Strikes  

 

Alliance Facilitators

Would you like to offer union education in your workplace?  We have a skilled network of members who are AllianceFacilitators (AFs) who would like nothing more than to facilitate short union education modules in your workplaces!   Please contact the Regional Education Officer, Johanne Labine, if you would like to invite an Alliance Facilitator to facilitate a workplace or Local union activity. 

(To Follow) Are you an Alliance Facilitator looking for course materials?  Click here to access your materials.  Contact the Regional Education Officer for your password.  Want to learn more about our Alliance Facilitators Network?  

 

The Joint Learning Program (JLP) for members at Treasury Board

The Joint Learning Program (JLP) is a partnership between the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. The pilot, which was negotiated in 2001, marked the first time a bargaining agent and the employer agreed through contract negotiations to jointly deliver learning activities to enhance labour-management relations in the public service.

The objectives of the JLP are to improve labour relations and increase the understanding of the roles of the union and management in the workplace. The JLP achieves its objectives by providing workshops in areas of mutual interest for which the employer does not already have a legal obligation to provide training and where both union and management have specific roles and responsibilities. 

Contact André Paquin to find out how to request a workshop or to become a JLP Facilitator.

 

Union Education with the Ottawa District Labour Council and the FTQ-Outaouais

PSAC members can also attend courses offered in the region by the Ottawa and District Labour Council or the Conseil régional Outaouais of the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ). Check their respective websites for details on courses and registration.    

Members of Locals who are affiliated to these labour councils benefit from reduced course fees, however all members can apply.

 Talk To Us

HERE IS A NEW TOOL TO HELP YOU SHOWCASE WHAT UNIONS DO IN YOUR WORKPLACE

PSAC-NCR Education Committee members have designed a fabulous interactive presentation (shown below) which:

• emphasizes the need for unions and public services
• helps members of the public and union-members alike understand the impact of austerity
• promotes an understanding of what it means to lose public services
• highlights the important work unions do to obtain fairness at work

We are now ready to launch our “Talk to Us” project! Please invite these members to present this interactive fifteen minutes session in your workplace or at one of your Local activities.

The presentation uses a visual tool (Prezi) and includes political cartoons and short videos. In addition, after the presentation, “Talk to Us” posters are distributed to folks who attend the session.

Please contact Johanne Labine at 613-560-4372 or at labinej@psac-afpc.com to book this timely and engaging presentation.

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