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YVR Swissport Workers Poised to Strike

Hello, I write today to give you an update on negotiations with our Swissport bargaining unit at Vancouver International Airport.  Approximately 80 members of PSAC/UCTE Local 20221 employed by Swissport International Inc. work at YVR, refuelling aircraft and providing associated services. These members have been without a collective agreement since... Read more

The Newsies - Hope, Willpower & Solidarity

The Yukon Theatre for Young People is staging the Broadway show Newsies, the story of a group of newspaper boys in New York City. The boys went on strike over an increase to the wholesale cost of the papers. This Tony Award winning show offers a fantastic musical score, great... Read more

YEU/PSAC and Yukon Government Reach Tentative Deal

Tentative Agreement achieved with Yukon’s Largest Employer The bargaining team representing over 4000 Yukon Government workers reached a tentative agreement with the territory’s largest employer late Friday afternoon. The agreement followed a six-month bargaining process which seemed poised to derail over the issue of severance pay. YEU President Steve Geick commented... Read more

YEU Education Bursaries

YEU is proud to offer 8 Education Bursaries annually, each for $1000.  These bursaries are offered to Yukon students planning to pursue studies in an accredited post-secondary school. To be eligible, you must either be a member of Yukon Employees’ Union or be the dependant of a YEU member. If... Read more

YEU is FLIPPING for Pride 2019!

YEU is a Gold Level Sponsor of Yukon Pride 2019! What does this mean? Well, we will absolutely be marching in the parade, waving our YEU flags and celebrating the rich diversity that makes this territory such a great place to live and work. Come and march with us! We... Read more

National Health & Safety Conference 2019 - Invitation

“Mobilize for Healthier, Safer and Respectful Workplaces.” REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 7, 2019(for delegates and observers) 4:00 p.m. EST RESOLUTIONS SUBMISSION Friday, June 7, 2019 DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m. EST CONFERENCE DATES: November 29 to December 1, 2019 CONFERENCE LOCATION: Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel, 900 René-Lévesque Blvd., West, Montréal, Québec... Read more

April 26 Bargaining Update for YG Members

Negotiations between the Yukon Government and your bargaining team continued in Whitehorse on the week of April 22.  Our team was disappointed, but not surprised when the government tabled their proposal to cease the accumulation of severance for resignation and retirement. We strongly opposed the Government's initial proposal.  In addition... Read more

Special Discounts for Members Just Got Even Better!

YEU and PSAC have always worked with local and national service providers to secure great discounts for our members, but those discounts just got even better!  PSAC has partnered with unionsavings.ca to provide SERIOUS SAVINGS on everything from luggage and electronics to travel hotspots like Disneyland and more. It's easy... Read more

April 1 Bargaining Update for YG Members

Your bargaining team met again last week with the employer's team, although Yukon Government has recently changed negotiators.   We have made some progress and have resolved some early non-monetary issues, but we're still discussing a number of non-monetary items.  Extensive discussions continue on the Respectful Workplace Article (Article 6) as well... Read more

YEU Newsletter, March 2019

In this issue: NationBuilder for your Local, Y010 Update, Become a Shop Steward, a Win for YEU, Yukon Women's Transition Home - a message from the Executive Director and more. See PDF version OR read full newsletter online.   Read more