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Yukon Government Violates Casual Workers' Rights

Nov. 17, 2022 Casuals in the Yukon Government and their fundamental right to Freedom of Association There is a category of precarious worker in the Yukon that is currently barred by law from joining a union. They have no protection from being fired without just cause, they cannot file a... Read more

YG Bargaining Declared at Impasse

Yukon Government Bargaining Reaches Impasse Talks between the Public Service Alliance of Canada and Government of Yukon broke down late January 12th. The federally appointed mediator has “concluded that the parties have reached a point where, at this time, further mediation would not be productive” and as such, the mediator... Read more

Connective Workers Unionize with YEU/PSAC

MEDIA RELEASE12 January 2023 Connective Workers in the Yukon Join the Public Service Alliance of Canada PSAC and the Yukon Employees’ Union are pleased to announce that the workers of Connective Support Society at worksites in the Yukon have chosen to join the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and the certification has... Read more

We Wanted a Fair Deal for Christmas...

Our letter to Santa was pretty short; all we wanted for Christmas was a fair deal for all YG workers. What we got was a lump of coal and an invitation to try again in the New Year. We recently updated you on our bargaining sessions held in late November.... Read more

All Workers Deserve Fair Treatment

Open Letter to Mr. Michael Hale and Mr. Van Randen: My name is Darcy Kasper, and I am Yukon Employee’s Union, Local Y017 President. I am writing to both of you regarding the recent bonuses given to nurses and concerns with the lack of insight to including other professional areas... Read more

YEU's Community Healthcare Investment fund - Proposal

In the fall of 2021, the Yukon Employees' Union Bargaining Team and our Public Service Alliance of Canada Negotiator met with the employer's team from the Government of Yukon. Proposal packages were exchanged, and we want to highlight one key proposal submitted by the Union. This proposal was developed after... Read more

YEU Website, Fall 2022

In this issue: Yukon Arts Centre Strike Action, YG Bargaining, New Staff at YEU, Local Y017 President Darcy Kasper and more. Download full issue PDF here Read more

YG Bargaining Updates - Community Visits

YG Bargaining Teams are coming to your community! Bargaining Update Meetings are coming to your community soon. Please take note of the meeting dates/times and locations below, and plan to attend. These will all be IN-PERSON sessions, with no zoom capability.  For more information, please contact the PSAC Whitehorse Regional... Read more

McPhee Misreads Nurses' Temperature

MEDIA RELEASE19 October 2022 To Recruit and Retain, Improve Wages, not Signing Bonuses Minister McPhee seems misinformed about the nature of consultations with YEU around YG’s proposed bonus package for nurses. The discussions regarding the nursing ‘recruitment package’ proposed by the employer began and ended at the same meeting. The... Read more

Yukon Arts Centre - Tentative Agreement Reached

MEDIA RELEASE   17 October 2022 Yukon Arts Workers Achieve Tentative Deal We’re pleased to announce that after a fruitful weekend’s efforts, members of the YEU/PSAC Local Y021 bargaining team and management have reached a tentative agreement. No details will be available until the membership has reviewed and voted on any proposed... Read more
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