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Yukon Employees’ Union is HIRING!

Yukon Employees Union is seeking a collaborative, professional, dedicated individual to represent and advocate for bargaining unit members throughout the Yukon and to assist in the training and development of shop stewards. Read more

PSAC’s 2017 Union Development Program

The PSAC’s Union Development Program (UDP) has been one of the most comprehensive union leadership training programs in Canada for more than 35 years. Building on our rich history, the UDP will provide an advanced learning opportunity for emerging leaders to develop the necessary analysis and skills to identify and... Read more

YEU Newsletter, September 2016

In this issue: YG’s Voluntary Severance Provision – what you need to know.  YG Letters of Expectation; Yukon Workers’ Memorial; YEU/PSAC Annual Shop Steward Training Conference, YG Locals Word Search, Fill the Whitehorse Food Bank Shelves and more. Read full newsletter HERE (PDF) View Newsletter Online:   Read more

YG’s New Voluntary Severance Provision: What you NEED to know

*New language has been added to the Collective Agreement between YEU/PSAC and the Government of Yukon. Article 19 Severance provides for voluntary early pay-out of severance pay under certain conditions.It is important to remember this new provision is voluntary only – there is NO requirement to request an early payout of... Read more

The Letter of Expectation: What Does it Mean?

The fact finding meeting is over; you may never hear about the issue again, or the employer notifies you that they have come to a conclusion and you’re called for a follow up meeting.During the meeting your supervisor reads out loud and presents a letter of expectation (LOE);  welcome to... Read more

The Letter of Expectation: What Does it Mean?

The fact finding meeting is over; you may never hear about the issue again, or the employer notifies you that they have come to a conclusion and you’re called for a follow up meeting.During the meeting your supervisor reads out loud and presents a letter of expectation (LOE);  welcome to... Read more

YG’s Increased Vision Care Benefit: When does it kick in?

The increased vision care benefit negotiated for YG members in the recently ratified contract is not yet in effect.  The union’s team reached consensus with the employer’s team on an increase to the benefit, HOWEVER it cannot come into effect unless and until it is authorized by the Yukon Government’s... Read more

YEU Newsletter, August 2016

In July of 2016, YEU published only a digital version of our newsletter due to a looming lockout by Canada Post of its workers. We have published the August Newsletter with some of July`s content, so all our members can see it. In this issue: Bad Decisions at YG, Canada... Read more

Bad Decisions at YG

Are Yukon Government’s Managers and Deputy Ministers intentionally making bad decisions? Maybe it’s a lack of understanding or an information vacuum that makes for face-palm results on critical cases? Either way it frustrates the hell out of me.  It’s YOU, the members we represent, who suffer from some very bad... Read more

Contract Ratification Package for YG Member Review

View Complete Government of Yukon Bargaining Unit Contract RATIFICATION PACKAGE HERE after 3PM SUNDAY JULY 10TH 2016Ratification Kit, outlining all proposed changesAttend a Contract Ratification Meeting in the community or location closest to you from July 10-13th. There is no online or proxy voting; one must attend a meeting to cast... Read more