You are now a member of one of the 25+ Locals in the Yukon Employees’ Union. A Local is a group of members organized at the workplace level (like Yukon College) to create a well-organized link between members and the larger union structure. YEU is one of 17 components of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
Sign a Union card
New members must sign a Membership Card. This is typically done on one of your first days of work. If you haven’t filled one out, check with your Human Resources department. You can come to our office to fill one out, we can send it to you, or your Local Union rep may contact you. Your permanent card will arrive in the mail within about 3 months.
Your collective agreement is the contract negotiated between your union and your employer. It outlines the rights and duties of all parties. It typically covers issues like overtime, sick leave, and much more. Your HR department should supply you with a printed copy of your CA or you can access it online HERE
Your Local President is responsible for coordinating the administration of Local affairs and is the chief spokesperson of the Local in its dealings with management. Your Chief Shop Steward recruits and advises stewards, and aids communication between them. They are responsible for ensuring the proper application of Collective Agreements, acts and regulations. Sometimes the President takes on responsibilities of the Chief Steward (and vice versa). You can find their contact information by selecting your Local on our LOCALS page.
You should be able to find virtually everything you need on this website. Information that is relevant to all members (regardless of their Local) will be in the For Members section. Information specific to your local will be under he Locals section. If there is something that you can’t find, try searching for it using the “Search the YEU website” input area at the top of the page, or get in touch with us using the Contact page.
Stay in Touch
Sign up for our electronic newsletter & important updates. We send out our e-digest about every 2 weeks. Other updates or emails will come rarely, and at times of important union events like contract negotiations or important meetings. You can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind. You’ll receive our hard copy newsletter in the mail. Subscribe to YEU’s Electronic Newsletter below.
Sign up for our electronic newsletter & important updates. We send out our newsletter about every 6 weeks. Other e-digests will come about every 2-3 weeks, and at times of important union events like contract negotiations or important meetings. You can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind. You’ll receive our hard copy newsletter in the mail.