Health and Safety Committee

Memorandum - UTE National Health and Safety Conference

August 12, 2015

TO:  Executive Council
        Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
        Local Presidents

RE: UTE National Health and Safety Conference  “Health and Safety moving forward’’

DATE:               November 5-8, 2015

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

TIME:      Thursday:    5:00 PM Hospitality Reception – Renaissance Room (Mezzanine)
                                    4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration – Main Lobby Foyer
                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

Participants MUST remain at the conference until noon, Sunday November 8, 2015.

On line only at the following link

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

Deadline date is September 15, 2015
No Late Applications will be Accepted!

To provide the participants with the tools to be effective work place committee members

  • by providing shared solutions to mental health issues in the workplace,
  • by providing information on current Health and Safety issues, and
  • by providing information on legislative changes that affect workplace Health and Safety.

Participants to the National Conference, funded by UTE, must be a member of their local Workplace Health and Safety Committee. It will be an interactive conference where participants will be encouraged to fully participate.

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

Due to space limitations, the number of participants funded by the locals maybe 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).


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 Andrea Holmes at the National Office.

In Solidarity,

Doug Gaetz
UTE National Health and Safety Committee