The National Managers Community in Edmonton and The Edmonton Area Council are hosting two Joint Learning Programs in Edmonont. An “Understanding the Collective Agreement” scheduled for January 30, 2013 and a “Duty to Accommodate” scheduled for February 6, 2013.
The National Managers’ Community and the PSAC Edmonton Area Council Present: “Understanding the Collective Agreement”
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Room 201, Conference Centre, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB
This one day event is free and open to all PSAC members and members of other bargaining agents; and their corresponding managers. Manager approval is required to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
This workshop is designed to enhance your understanding of what a collective agreement is, what it contains and how to interpret it. Please bring your collective agreement.
During the workshop, you will be introduced to and practice using an easy, four-step approach to collective agreement interpretation. You will also learn how to interpret and apply the collective agreement to actual workplace situations using previously adjudicated cases. Deconstructing actual cases strengthens the ability to solve problems through analysis and discussion.National Managers Community website.
The National Managers’ Community and the PSAC EdmontonArea Council Present: “Duty to Accomodate”
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Room 201, Conference Centre, CanadaPlace, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB
This one day event is free and open to all PSAC members and members of other bargaining agents; and their corresponding managers. Manager approval is required to attend. Refreshments and lunch will be provided
The purpose of the workshop is to familiarize employees and managers with the meaning of duty to accommodate, the legal framework as well as the benefits of inclusive workplaces for all employees working in the public service. The workshop has been designed to develop a common understanding of what the roles and responsibilities are of the individual employee, managers and the union.
- to familiarize participants with the meaning and purpose of workplace accommodation;
- to examine the myths and realities associated with workplace accommodation;
- to promote a common understanding of the legal framework by all parties (employees/union/management);
- to define Duty to Accommodate as it pertains to the prohibited grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Employment Equity Act, case law and other relevant legislation;
- to help participants understand the respective roles and responsibilities of the parties in the application of workplace accommodation;
- to apply the learning to situations/scenarios in which duty to accommodate is required;
- to develop an appreciation of how everyone benefits from inclusive workplaces.
To register for this workshop, visit the National Managers Community website