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  • Duty to Accommodate: A PSAC Guide for Local Representatives | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    Employees Union also known as Meiorin in September 1999 this concept has been radically changed in a very positive way Previously the duty to accommodate meant the right of a group or individual to have a speciic situation modiied in a manner that did not change the basic elements of the situation but did allow the group or individual to fully operate within that situation In the workplace reasonable accommodation involved speciic legal rights and responsibilities and was a reactive response to individual or group discrimination employers and unions were legally required to take reasonable actions to eliminate the efects of employment practices or rules that discriminated against individuals or groups on the basis of a prohibited ground such as race sex age disability sexual orientation and so on The Meiorin decision is the point of reference or benchmark for any duty to accommodate analysis the Meiorin decision broadened that deinition to place a positive obligation on employers to design workplace standards and requirements so that they do not discriminate i e the employer must take proactive action to ensure these standards and requirements are not discriminatory Duty to Accommodate a PSAC Guide for Local Representatives PDF Filed in Shop

    Original URL path: http://ncr-rcn.psacadmin.ca/duty-accommodate-psac-guide-local-representatives (2015-04-05)
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  • Human Rights Terminology | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    and practices that regardless of intent are directly or indirectly disadvantageous to protected groups such as the lack of recognition of foreign credentials or the imposition of inflated educational requirements for a position Adapted from Henry Frances Concepts of Race and Racism and Implications for Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy 2004 Internalized Dominance occurs when members of the dominant group accept their group s socially superior status as normal and deserved and deny the oppression experienced by target groups Dancing on Live Embers Challenging Racism in Organizations Tina Lopes and Barb Thomas Toronto Between the Lines Publications January 2006 Internalized Subordination occurs when members of an oppressed social group accept the superior status of the dominant group and their own subordinate status as deserved natural and inevitable Dancing on Live Embers Challenging Racism in Organizations Tina Lopes and Barb Thomas Toronto Between the Lines Publications January 2006 Oppression exists when one social group exploits knowingly or unconsciously another social group to its own benefit It results in privilege for the dominant group and disenfranchisement for the target group Oppression is achieved through force and or through the control of social institutions and resources of society After a while it does not require the conscious thought or effort of individual members fo the dominant group Unequal treatment becomes institutionalized systemic and looks normal Dancing on Live Embers Challenging Racism in Organizations Tina Lopes and Barb Thomas Toronto Between the Lines Publications January 2006 Prejudice is a prejudgement based on stereotyped ideas about a group of which the person is a member It is an attitude not a behaviour These negative attitudes are frequently not recognized as unsoundly based assumptions because of the frequency with which they are repeated They become common sense notions which are widely accepted and are used to justify acts of discrimination Adapted from Special Committee on Participation of Visible Minorities in Canadian Society 1984 Equality Now Report of the Special Committee on Visible Minorities in Canadian Society Ottawa Government of Canada p 144 Lee Enid 1985 Letters to Marcia A Teacher s Guide to Anti Racist Education Toronto Cross Cultural Communication Centre p 12 Privilege is unearned power which gives dominant group members economic social and political advantages It can also include rights that are denied to others and should be available to all Dancing on Live Embers Challenging Racism in Organizations Tina Lopes and Barb Thomas Toronto Between the Lines Publications January 2006 Race is a social construct used to classify people into different groups based upon general external physical characteristics such as colour of skin hair texture stature and facial features The concept of race is not rooted in science there are as many differences within races as between races Nevertheless the concept has played an important role in identity formation Individuals may in fact self identify as a member of a racial group This concept of race is often confused with ethnicity PSAC Anti racism Policy 2008 Racism is a system in which one

    Original URL path: http://ncr-rcn.psacadmin.ca/human-rights-terminology (2015-04-05)
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  • PSAC Policy on Human Rights | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    race colour sex marital status family status religion national or ethnic origin disability sexual orientation language political belief union activity or criminal record The Alliance pledges to work toward the achievement of equality for all its members and to eliminate discrimination and increase the participation of disadvantaged groups in the workforce We will institute the following measures to facilitate the achievement of these goals 1 Promote human rights issues through educational and sensitization measures aimed at our members and public awareness programs 2 Support collective bargaining proposals for articles which further our human rights goals including but not limited to protection against personal harassment protection for workers who are or become disabled child care equal pay for work of equal value joint and equal participation in union management affirmative action programs improvements to current no discrimination and sexual harassment articles 3 Pressure the employer at all levels to end discriminatory practices implement special measures to eliminate barriers to employment and redress past and present systemic discrimination which has an adverse impact on our membership 4 Continue to lobby for changes in legislation to achieve full bargaining rights in the public service and strengthen the Canadian Human Rights Act and the

    Original URL path: http://ncr-rcn.psacadmin.ca/human-rights/psac-policy-human-rights (2015-04-05)
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  • PSAC statement on International Human Rights Day | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    have made child care affordable for low income women Eliminating funding for the Court Challenges Program which enabled people from marginalized communities to take human rights cases to court Closing Canadian Human Rights Commission offices in Halifax Vancouver and Toronto the three cities that registered the highest number of complaints Removing the equality mandate from Status of Women Canada and denying funding to organizations that engage in research Eliminating the Mandatory Long Form Census which will make it nearly impossible to obtain accurate data on equity seeking groups in Canada Refusing to fund organizations that help women access safe abortions as part of the G8 maternal health initiative Slashing funding to organizations such as Kairos Alternatives and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation in retaliation for groups criticism of the federal government s international human right record Appointing conservative board members to Rights Democracy compromising its human rights work and destroying its reputation Using the Conservative dominated Senate to quash the Climate Change Accountability Act even after a majority of MPs voted to enact it into law Introducing bill C 49 which purports to punish human smuggling but will actually jail refugees and deny them their rights Despite the mounting attacks on human rights PSAC members have stood strong and fought back We recently celebrated a major victory helping to save the federal long gun registry PSAC women are continuing to fight the government s attacks on pay equity and are lobbying for a universal early learning and child care system Support Bill C 389 PSAC is supporting Bill C 389 a private member s bill from the NDP s Bill Siksay that represents a major step forward for trans human rights The bill would add gender identity and gender expression as protected grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human

    Original URL path: http://ncr-rcn.psacadmin.ca/news-releases/psac-statement-international-human-rights-day (2015-04-05)
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  • Radical Handmaids action on Parliament Hill against Motion-312 | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    action on Parliament Hill to respond to Motion 312 Among the the prostesters who will not sit by idly who believe in resisting creatively and working across generations was sister Sandrine Oka member of the Regional Francophone Women Committee of the NCR CRFF RCN Congrats Sandrine Filed in Updates Human Rights Published April 25 2012 Tweet Receive our E Newsletter Receive our e newsletter and stay in touch with all

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  • Formulaire d'affiliation - Comité régional d'action politique de l'Outaouais | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    à deux délégué es pour les premiers 500 membres et un e délégué e suppémentaire par tranche de 500 ou fraction majoritaire de ce nombre Chaque comité régional d équité a droit à un e délégué e Formulaire d affiliation au C R A P O Filed in CRAPO Published April 1 2009 Tweet Receive our E Newsletter Receive our e newsletter and stay in touch with all our news

    Original URL path: http://ncr-rcn.psacadmin.ca/node/668 (2015-04-05)
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  • Statut et règlements : Conseil Régional d'Action Politique de l'Outaouais | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    a élections distinctes pour chaque poste Article 12 Lors de la mise en élection de chaque charge le candidat e ou au nom du candidat son parrain ne ou son co parrain ne peut s adresser à l assemblée pendant trois 3 minutes au plus Article 13 Chaque délégué e et chaque dirigeant e présent et habile à voter inscrit le nom du des candidat es de son choix sur le bulletin de vote Article 14 Un bulletin de vote est considéré comme nul si le nom d un candidat e y apparaît plus d une fois Article 15 En cas de partage égal des voix à l une des charges du Comité exécutif le président passe immédiatement à un deuxième tour de scrutin sans interruption de la séance En cas de nouveau partage égal des voix le président lève brièvement la séance avant de procéder à un troisième tour de scrutin 6 Article 16 Les dirigeant es élus du Conseil entrent en fonction à la fin de l assemblée à laquelle ils ont été élus Article 17 Tous les dirigeant es élus prêtent le serment d office dès leur entrée en fonction Article 18 Le président ou la présidente du CRAPO est élu de facto délégué e au Congrès triennal de l AFPC qui se tient durant son mandat Si la présidente ou le président est choisi comme délégué e par une autre instance de l AFPC ou si le membre de l exécutif choisi à la place du président ou de la présidente est également choisi comme délégué e par une autre instance de l AFPC le délégué e du CRAPO sera alors choisi parmi les membres de l exécutif du Conseil selon l ordre suivant 1 le vice président e élu la première ou le premier lors de la dernière élection 2 le vice président e élu en deuxième 3 la secrétaire ou le secrétaire 4 la trésorière ou le trésorier Le suppléant ou la suppléante du délégué e est choisi d office selon les mêmes modalités RÈGLEMENT 6 FONCTIONS DES DIRIGEANT ES Article 1 Président e 1 Le la président e préside les réunions du Conseil et de son Comité exécutif 2 Le la président e fait observer les Statuts et Règlements de l AFPC les Statuts et Règlements du Conseil de la région de la capitale Nationale et les Statuts et Règlements du Conseil régional 3 Le la président e supervise le travail de tous les dirigeant es du Conseil et est membre d office de tous les sous comités du Conseil régional 7 4 Le la président e soumet un rapport de ses activités au Comité exécutif du Conseil régional et aux réunions du Conseil régional et il ou elle s acquitte des autres fonctions qui relèvent de sa charge 5 Le la président e assure la liaison avec le Bureau de direction du Conseil de la région de la capitale nationale et fait rapport des activités du Conseil régional aux réunions du Conseil

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  • Comité régional des femmes francophones de la RCN: Procès-verbal de réunion | Public Service Alliance of Canada | National Capital Region
    Contact Comité régional des femmes francophones de la RCN Procès verbal de réunion Text size A A A Comité régional des femmes francophones de la RCN Procès verbal de réunion Receive our E Newsletter Receive our e newsletter and stay in touch with all our news events and press releases Non work Email Address Postal Code Public Service Alliance of Canada Ottawa 11 Holland Suite 701 K1Y 4S1 Tel 613

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