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YEU Covid-19 Member Update July 24

On June 26th I encouraged YG members to use Article 26.05, Casual Leave to meet family obligations resulting from Covid policies, school closures and the like. We had early, positive conversations with the employer paving the way for use of this article to allow workers to juggle family realities in... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - June 16

Black Lives Matter Here. Indigenous Lives Matter Here.  Yukon Employees’ Union and our members can play an important role in fighting racism together. To do that, my job, and that of white folks is to step out of the way and make space for the voices of people who face racism... Read more

YEU Education Bursaries

The fall of 2020 may prove to be the most unusual back-to-school we've ever experienced. At YEU, we know you have lots to consider, lots to plan, and more than a few things to worry about as you prepare for your studies this year. We hope we can help.  YEU... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - May 14

There's quite a bit to talk about this week - I hope you'll bear with me, and read through to the end.  Today, Premier Sandy Silver announced A Path Forward -Yukon's plan for lifting Covid-19 restrictions.  Employers around the territory are establishing plans to re-open as soon as they are... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - May 8

We are starting to hear rumblings about back to work planning. While we all look forward to a return to normal, we know the devil is in the details, and safety considerations must guide any move toward the re-opening of workplaces. A few worksites have already reopened in the Yukon,... Read more

Member Update - Covid19, April 8

This is another long message but I hope you will read through to the end. As we navigate this pandemic, I want to share information from our Locals as it becomes available. Of course, almost as soon as something becomes news, it's replaced by a new or updated plan or... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - May 29

It's a very tense time for many, with concerns about return to work, frustration with the Yukon government's pandemic pay plan, and questions about what your union has been doing to protect your rights. Added worry about the impacts of ongoing business and border closures, financial strain and anxiety about... Read more

Return To Work - Yukon Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board

The following is from the YWCHSB website, dated May 20, 2020.  RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE As the economy starts to reopen, gradually, we will see businesses resume, stay-at-home restrictions lifted and workers return to physical workplaces. Planning is essential to protect the health and safety of workers and the public.... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Member Update May 22

“The bottom line is this: If you’re risking your health to keep this country moving and you’re making minimum wage, you deserve a raise” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a news conference in early May. Yukon workers have been waiting to see if the territorial government has any plans... Read more

PSAC Postpones Conventions 'til 2021

Public health directives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have banned public gatherings, closed many workplaces, and enforced the self-isolation of Canadians across the country. Adherence to these directives and the uncertainty of their duration has led the Public Service Alliance of Canada's National Board of Directors to postpone all scheduled... Read more