YEU Convention Delegates Elect New Executive

The Yukon Employees' Union convened virtually for our Triennial Convention last week, after a year long COVID-19 delay. Delegates joined from their kitchen tables and home offices around the Territory to set the union's mandate for the next two years. Incumbent President Steve Geick was acclaimed, while Vice President, Communities... Read more

YG Response to YEU, October 29th

November 1, 2021 On Friday October 29 in the midst of the YEU Triennial Convention, YEU President Steve Geick met with Minister John Streicker for an update on the government's progress with their mandatory vaccine policy for Yukon workers. Unfortunately no new information was provided, and the policy is still... Read more

Minister Streicker Commits to Review of Vaccine Policy

October 25, 2021 The October 15th announcement of a looming mandatory vaccination policy has sent a chill through the Territory. The vague announcement has thousands of Yukoners anxious and uncertain about whether they will be out of work following the November 30th vaccination deadline. YEU President Steve Geick met today with... Read more

Mandatory Vaccine Policy - UPDATE Oct. 21

October 21, 2021 Yukon Employees’ Union leadership met Wednesday with the Government of Yukon. They are working to develop a plan or policy to support the employee vaccination mandate announced October 15th.  We have provided the Public Service Commission with our concerns and have passed on those brought to us... Read more

YEU and the Mandatory Vaccine Policy

October 18, 2021 YEU President Steve Geick was interviewed today by CBC radio's Leonard Linklater, asking for the Union's response to the vaccine policy announced Friday October 15th. The Union's position is clear on both the importance of the vaccine policy and the obligation of employers to seek alternatives to... Read more

Vaccines and Your Rights at Work

Q 3: Can my employer require me to be vaccinated? No one can be physically forced to get a vaccine against their will. However, employers have an obligation to keep workplaces safe and, in the context of a global pandemic, may require employees to be vaccinated to continue to work.  Given the Government of Canada has recently announced that it will require vaccination for employees... Read more

YEU Newsletter, September 2021

In this issue: Union Training in a Virtual World; YG Bargaining Conference - Let's Get to the Table; Lisa Vollans-Leduc, from Local Activist to Federal Candidate; The History of Bargaining in PSAC - Cal Best; Coming events and more. Read more

From Local Activist to Federal Candidate

YEU: What inspired you to get involved in the union? Did you come from a union family? LVL: My dad worked at Chrysler, CAW Local 444. He got the job at 19 years old about a week before he and my 17 year old mom got married. He knew that... Read more

This Labour Day, Solidarity is Critical

Merriam Webster defines Solidarity as “a feeling of unity between people who have the same interests and goals.”  The experiences we have shared since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have shown us the value of collective action to advance a common cause and defeat our common enemy. Global lockdowns... Read more

Mandatory Vaccination Policies and Workers

YEU supports the implementation of mandatory vaccines for workers as a powerful tool to help ensure safe workplaces for the health of the public, and for all workers.  The use of discipline or threats of termination to enforce vaccination policies will not be accepted, and we will oppose any attempts... Read more
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