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Karp Prepared to Privatize City's Public Services

It's no surprise Mayoral candidate Rick Karp is cozy with the private sector. He was, after all, the voice and face of business in our city for many years. Though he has left his role as head of the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce, his lasting loyalty to the city's business... Read more

Happy Labour Day from YEU

Happy 124th Labour day, Canada!  From its humble beginnings in 1872, it was over 20 years before a National Holiday honoring workers was declared in 1894.  Canadian workers paid dearly with blood, sweat, tears and sometimes their lives to achieve a 58 hour work week – the first battle won... Read more

Guatemala for YEU members; Education in Action

Education In Action Application 2019 We invite you to consider applying for a unique opportunity to work with, and learn from communities and farmers of the Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) in Guatemala.  The CCDA is a grassroots cooperative defending the economic, social and cultural rights of the Mayan... Read more

A Message from Chris Aylward, PSAC National President

I looked forward to my visit to the Yukon this summer because it gave me another opportunity to meet with members in Whitehorse, Pelly Crossing, Stewart, Carmacks and Dawson. It was great to chat with workers from Wildland Fire Management and to hear the concerns of volunteer community EMS workers.... Read more

YEU Newsletter – August 2018

in this issue: PSAC National President Chris Aylward Visits Yukon; Welcoming Lynne Pajot, Training Officer; News from the Bargaining Table, Domestic Violence at Work and MORE. Download PDF Version HERE Read full Newsletter ONLINE HERE   Read more

In Support of A Living Wage

Yukoners who rely on minimum wage earn $11.51 per hour. And that’s before any tax comes off the top. Yukon workers deserve better than minimum wage – they need a living wage. Most minimum wage discussions tend to go down the path of cost, instead of decency. Let’s take a... Read more

YEU Newsletter, June 2018

In this issue:  YEU at PSAC National Convention; Whose Side Are We On?; In Support of a Living Wage (guest article, Yukon Federation of Labour) A Win for Home Support Workers; Weed at Work and more. Download PDF Version HERE Read full Newsletter ONLINE HERE Read more

YEU Newsletter, March 2018

In this Issue: City of Whitehorse Workers Achieve Contract, Avert a Strike; The Power of the Collective – Bargaining News from Many Rivers and more; From the President’s Desk – Colombia; Local Y010 Joins Fight Against Homelessness and more. Download PDF HERE Read full publication ONLINE HERE   Read more

Your Input, Your Contract

Our contract with the Government of Yukon expires December 31, 2018. We are already gearing up for a strong start to the bargaining process, but we need you. Bargaining proposals come from the members. Nominations for the Bargaining Input Committee come from the members & the Bargaining Teams are elected... Read more