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Yukon Hospitals are Bleeding Out

Media Release - October 19, 2020 Staffing Levels Reach Critical Lows. Four members of the Whitehorse General Hospital’s nursing staff resigned in one 12-hour period earlier last week, citing “deplorable working conditions”. While damning, these resignations are merely symptoms of a system on the verge of collapse. Doctors, surgeons and... Read more

Racism, Alive & Thriving in Canada

Racism in Canada is alive and thriving, our differences magnified in an environment of seething animosity between the left and the right.  If you don’t see racism, never saw it and can’t believe it exists, chances are your skin colour has never been a barrier to your safety or success.... Read more

YEU Newsletter, October 2020

In this issue:  Local Y025 Yukon Hospital Workers Negotiating for Safe Hospitals, Healthy Staff Introducing new Executive Director Michelle Parsons A Message from the President, Steve Geick Update  Exciting new Benefits for YEU/PSAC Members YEU Behind the Scenes - what your Labour Relations Advisors have been fighting for lately. Learn... Read more

YEU Labour Day Message for 2020

Labour Day 2020 is almost upon, us and celebrating the power of workers is perhaps more important this year than any other. Honoring the contributions of the working class and standing in solidarity with one another may be among the most valuable outcomes of this difficult year. We usually celebrate... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - Aug 21

We’re still hearing a lot of Health & Safety concerns from our members around COVID. It is imperative that you let your OH&S committees know your concerns, fill out an incident form or use whatever mechanism exists in your workplace. It’s equally important that you let YEU know so that... Read more

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 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