Health and Safety Committee

UTE National Health and Safety Conference 2018

July 12, 2018

TO:     Executive Council
          Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
          Local Presidents

RE: UTE National Health and Safety Conference
       “Health and Safety – It’s Everybody’s Business”


DATE:                        October 12-14, 2018

LOCATION:             Fairmont Château Laurier
                                 1 Rideau Street
                                 Ottawa ON K1N 8S7
                                 Telephone: (613) 241-1414

TIME:       Thursday:    4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration – Main Lobby Foyer
                                     5:00 PM Hospitality Reception – Renaissance Room (Mezzanine)
                 Friday:         8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration – Ballroom Foyer
                                     9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Ballroom – Start of Conference
                Saturday:    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Workshop Rooms
                Sunday:      9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Ballroom

NOTE:   Participants MUST remain at the conference until noon, Sunday October 14, 2018.

REGISTRATION:

Online only, at the following link:

https://www.ute-sei.org/en/eform/submit/ute-national-health-and-safety-c

NOTE:  Local Presidents will be required to approve all applications and rank locally funded participants.

Deadline date is AUGUST 24, 2018
No Late Applications will be Accepted!

OBJECTIVES:

  • To provide prevention tools and solutions to workplace violence;
  • To provide a better understanding of the Federal Public Service Workplace Mental Health Strategy and its application within the CRA; and
  • To provide information on current Health and Safety issues.

Participants to the National Conference, funded by UTE, must be a member of their local Health and Safety Committee or a Health and Safety Representative as defined in the Canada Labour Code (CLC). It will be an interactive conference where participants will be encouraged to fully participate.

FUNDING:

UTE will pay for one member from each Work Place Health and Safety Committee or Health and Safety Representative as defined in the CLC. Please consult the list attached.

NOTE:

Due to space limitations, the number of participants funded by the locals may be limited. Local Presidents will be required to rank the locally-funded participants in order of priority and will be notified if space is not available for all.

Per Diem:         Cheques will be sent directly to the participants (4 days) (Regulation 13).
Hotel:               Paid directly by UTE
Family Care:     Paid as per Regulation 21
Loss of Wages: As per Regulation 13
Travel Time:     If you require travel time greater than 3.75 hours, you must get prior approval from the 1st National Vice-President (Regulation 13)
Travel Grant:    Cheques will be sent directly to the Local (2 times flex) (Regulation 13).

SCENT FREE:

Participants shall refrain from using scented shampoos, deodorants, soaps, perfumes, aftershaves, etc… during all activities related to the conference.

A copy of the agenda is attached.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mathieu Juneau at the National Office.

In Solidarity,

Doug Gaetz
Chairperson
UTE National Health and Safety Committee