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Creating Community Guidelines for Union Social Media Groups

Does your Local have a Facebook page? Perhaps a small group of workers have created a closed group where they hope they can chat more freely in a private setting?It is very important that the group or page administrators create and enforce community conduct guidelines for everyone’s protection.  Nothing on... Read more

YEU Newsletter, October 2016

In this issue: Annual Shop Steward Training Conference; Proud to be Your Shop Steward; YFL Convention, A Note from Tony Thomas, YEU VP-CommunitiesRead full newsletter HERE (PDF) Read more

New Contract for Government of Yukon Workers

YEU & Government of Yukon have released a digital version of the newly ratified contract effective January 1 2016 to December 31, 2018.Follow the link below to read or download the contract. Hard copies will be available through the employer; inquire with your Human Resources Representative to learn when they... Read more

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