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YEU Affirms Solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation

Yukon Employees’ Union affirms our solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation and the position taken by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs. They have not ceded their jurisdiction to the lands they have lived on and been stewards of for millenia, and we respect Indigenous sovereignty. YEU supports full implementation of the calls... Read more

she/zhe leads the world leadership summit

Women have always been a powerful force in Canada’s labour movement, holding leadership positions at the Local, Regional and National levels. Yukon Employees’ Union is proud to join the PSAC Regional Women’s Committee, PSAC Area Council and PSAC North as major funders of this important event. *See below for sponsorship... Read more

Not Your Efficiency - Protect Supply Services Branch

*On Thursday, October 17, Highways & Public Works Deputy Minister Jamie Pitfield called a surprise meeting where he coldly announced that both Central Stores and Queen's Printer were to be closed down, dissolved. I was shocked to my core. My heart was racing and I was physically shaking. I could... Read more

PSAC Education in Action-Guatemala 2020

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Education in Action project in Guatemala, March 2020 (Two weeks – dates to be confirmed)  All applications must be received by October 31, 2019 Education in Action inspires people in meaningful solidarity with Guatemala. PSAC Social Justice Fund (SJF) is organizing a 12-person delegation to travel to Guatemala in... Read more

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
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