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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

Celebrating May Day 2020

Today we celebrate May Day, or International Workers' Day. On 1 May, 1886, labour unions in the US decided to go on a strike demanding that workers should not be made to work for more than 8 hours a day. Just three days after the strike began, a blast occurred... Read more

Member Update - Covid-19 April 24

It's Friday again and we're still working from home, taking care of our families and for many, acting as assistant educators at the same time. Lots of our members are going to work, doing their best every day to keep Yukoners fed, housed, and healthy.  I want to acknowledge the... Read more

Day of Mourning Yukon 2020

Today is the National Day of Mourning and as always, we will observe this sombre day of remembrance to honour and recognize the many workers who have lost their lives or who have been injured on the job. During the Covid-19 global pandemic it is more important than ever to... Read more

Member Update - Covid19 April 17

Working from home has its highs and lows - especially if you're suddenly home schooling and juggling deadlines, all with kids fighting for your attention and a dog freaking out because everyone is home all the time! YEU staff have been working from home long enough now that we've developed... Read more

Can I Refuse Unsafe Work?

How Do I Refuse Unsafe Work? Under most circumstances, workers in the Yukon have the right to refuse hazardous work. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic you may feel that you are being asked to perform work that’s unsafe. Please remember that to exercise this right you must first report to... Read more

Letter in Support of Continued Funding for Nakwaye Ku Daycare

Downloadable PDF of Support Letter April 2, 2020 The Honourable Pauline Frost Minister of Health and Social Services Yukon Legislative Assembly, Box 2703 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 Dear Minister Frost, We write on behalf of our members employed at Nakwaye Ku Daycare regarding Yukon Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and... Read more

Member Update - Covid-19 March 30

I hope you are keeping well, and adjusting to the new normal. We've seen many programs announced in the last couple of weeks promising to protect Canadians from the worst of the financial implications of this crisis. That doesn't keep any of us from worrying, and it's hard to know where... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Member Update March 24

I hope you are keeping well, and finding ways to stay connected with family and friends from a safe distance these days. It's so important to remember the value of a good phone visit, a bit of fresh air, and some relaxation tools to counter the anxiety the Covid-19 pandemic... Read more