Health and Safety Committee

Regional Health and Safety Conferences

January 24, 2003
TO:     Executive Council
Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
Local Presidents

RE : REGIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCES

The schedule for the Regional Conferences is as follows:

Date City Regions Hotel
April 11-13, 2003 St. John’s NCR and Atlantic Fairmont Newfoundland
May 9-11, 2003 Toronto Montreal, Prairie, Southwestern Ontario, Greater Toronto Hilton Toronto Airport
May 30-June 1, 2003 Calgary Quebec, Rocky Mountains, Pacific, Northern & Eastern Ontario International Hotel of Calgary

The conference will start on the Saturday at 9:00 AM and will end at noon on the Sunday. There will be a hospitality reception on the Friday evening.

THEME AND OBJECTIVES

“Our Rights, Our Roles, Our Responsibilities”

The Canada Labour Code, Part II was amended to strengthen the internal responsibility system, that is, to give the work place partners the tools they need to resolve their health and safety concerns rapidly, effectively and on their own.

Workplace health and safety committees and representatives now have more legal responsibilities and powers to address health and safety issues in the workplace.

At this conference, you will:

  • Learn the general legislative requirements, regulations and policies that govern health and safety in CCRA
  • Learn and understand the primary functions and powers of a workplace committee
  • Learn the appropriate enforcement mechanism for resolving health and safety disputes
  • Learn the techniques of problem solving
  • Learn how to improve health and safety through collective bargaining

PARTICIPANTS

Participants have to be members of a local workplace health and safety committee.

FUNDING

UTE will fund one participant from each workplace health and safety committee. See the list attached for your entitlement.

The funding will include:

  • Per diem: 3 days (cheques sent directly to the participants)
  • Hotel: paid directly by UTE
  • Family Care Expenses is available (see UTE Regulation 17 for details for qualification for
  • the allowance)
  • Loss of wages: Part or all of Friday if applicable
  • Travel: Cheque will be sent directly to the local

Locals may send additional participants at their own expense. These observers should have a basic knowledge of health and safety.

All UTE events are scent free.

In Solidarity,

Chris Aylward
President
UTE Health and Safety Committee

Encl.


HEALTH AND SAFETY CONFERENCE
CONFÉRENCE DE SANTÉ ET DE SÉCURITÉ

# of Workplace committees (Health and Safety) :
# de comités locaux de santé et de sécurité:

Local Name Local Number No.
Toronto East 00001 1
Peterborough 00008 1
Kingston 00011 1
Belleville 00012 1
Toronto 00013 2
Hamilton 00014 2
Kitchener 00015 2
St. Catharines 00016 2
London 00017 1
Windsor 00018 2
Thunder Bay 00020 2
Sudbury 00042 2
North York 00048 2
Toronto West 00051 3
Jonquière 10004 1
Shawinigan-sud 10005 1
Québec 10006 2
Sherbrooke 10007 1
Montréal 10008 1
Rouyn-Noranda 10009 1
Montérégie Rive-Sud 10017 1
Trois Rivières 10027 1
Laval 10028 1
Chicoutimi 10110 1
Northern B.C. / Yukon 20002 1
Burnaby Fraser 20007 1
Penticton 20026 2
Vancouver 20027 3
Victoria 20028 1
Surrey T.C. 20029 1
Calgary 30024 4
Edmonton 30025 2
Regina 40022 3
Saskatoon 40023 1
Winnipeg 50021 4
Winnipeg T.C. 50031 2
Saint John 60005 4
Bathurst 60006 1
Ottawa Head Office / B.P 70000 7
Ottawa I.T.S.O. / B.I.S.F. 70009 1
Ottawa T.S.O. / B.S.F. 70010 2
Ottawa T.C. / C.F. 70030 2
Outaouais 70035 1
Halifax 80003 4
Sydney 80004 1
St. John's T.C. / C.F. 90000 2
St. John's 90001 2
Charlottetown 90002 1