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Many Rivers Workers RATIFY CONTRACT

After nearly two years of bargaining and 80 days on the picket line, braving temperatures nearing -40 degrees, the workers of YEU/PSAC Local Y031 ratified a contract with their employer today.  The agency will re-open its Whitehorse, and community offices February 7th.  Read more

Many Rivers Fails to Respond to Union Settlement Offer

Union’s Comprehensive Settlement Offer Nets Nothing   In an effort to move the parties toward a settlement, the federally appointed conciliator mediating the Many Rivers labour dispute presented both sides with a non-binding recommendation on January 4th. The union responded in writing to the conciliator January 7th, with a comprehensive... Read more

Union scores a win for the workers of YG’s Transitional Support Services

  Yukon Employees’ Union has been raising concerns about working conditions for Residential Care Workers (RCWs) in the Yukon Government group homes since at least 2015. These workers face numerous risks in the normal course of their duties, and are regularly expected to work alone.  They provide a home environment... Read more

A Message for all Yukoners from Local Y031

Dear Yukoners Some distractions may have diverted your attention from the reasons we are on strike. We would like to take a few moments to remind everyone why we are out here on the street in our strike’s fourth week, spending our days outside in the cold, walking a picket... Read more

Many Rivers Illegally Bars Members from Participation

As the management of Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services continues to deny their staff the fair working conditions needed to ensure the wellbeing of the community, they have now turned their back on their own Society members – denying them the right to participate in decision-making.  Read more

Many Rivers’ Surprise AGM Deemed Invalid by YG

Society’s New Member Moratorium also Struck Down The surprise Annual General Meeting planned for November 23 by the Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services Society will not be recognized by the Registrar of Societies for the Government of Yukon.  It was confirmed by the Registrar of Societies on Friday November... Read more

Many Rivers Funding, AGM & Member Moratorium

Funding to Many Rivers Society has, we are advised, been halted by the Government of Yukon until the society is once again in compliance with their obligations under the Societies Act. The not-for-profit organization received over 2 million dollars in 2016-2017 from the Government of Yukon, a sum representing the... Read more

Why are we On Strike?

To All Yukoners: As many of you know, Many Rivers’ counsellors and staff are currently on strike. Our decision to strike came about after long due process and careful consideration. We have sincere concerns about how this strike is affecting our clients; this was a last resort decision. Over the... Read more

Many Rivers Local Y031 Serves Strike Notice

  The Bargaining Team and the Union representing YEU/PSAC Local Y031 were unable to reach an agreement with Many Rivers Counselling & Support Services management, despite final conciliation talks held today in Whitehorse. The Public Service Alliance of Canada has served strike notice with the Canada Industrial Relations Board on... Read more