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Yukon Employees' Union Newsletter, August 2019

Read the August issue of the Yukon Employees' Union's newsletter online now.  In this issue: 25 Year Anniversary of the Labour Day BBQ! Bienvenidos a Yukon, The Community Laundry Project and more.   Read more

PSAC Yukon Education Fall 2019 Schedule

PSAC offers participant centred training, and facilitators use participatory and inclusive teaching methods to respond to all sorts of learning styles. Most core courses are scheduled on either a Saturday/Sunday or a Friday/Saturday format.  There is no cost to attend, and your expenses will be reimbursed, including loss of salary or... Read more

Yukon Bonus - Policy Grievances in Action

Some members from Yukon Government recently approached YEU for assistance because their Yukon Bonus had been reduced.  We learned that these members were on reduced hours at work, and therefore on partial leave without pay.  The collective agreement with YG states that the Yukon Bonus will be reduced if someone... Read more

Yukon Government Workers Ratify New Contract

July 22, 2019 YG Workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying a new Collective Agreement with their employer. The contract, negotiated by an employee bargaining team, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Yukon Employees' Union was presented to workers throughout the territory July 14-18. The new CA... Read more

Working behind bars can ruin your health

DOING TIME IS NOT EASY. Not for the inmates locked behind bars and not for the workers who have to guard them. High levels of stress have always been accepted as part of the job for corrections officers. What is not acceptable is how often it damages the health of... Read more

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 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