YEU Newsletter, October 2020

In this issue:  Local Y025 Yukon Hospital Workers Negotiating for Safe Hospitals, Healthy Staff Introducing new Executive Director Michelle Parsons A Message from the President, Steve Geick Update  Exciting new Benefits for YEU/PSAC Members YEU Behind the Scenes - what your Labour Relations Advisors have been fighting for lately. Learn... Read more

YEU Labour Day Message for 2020

Labour Day 2020 is almost upon us and celebrating the power of workers is perhaps more important this year than any other. Honoring the contributions of the working class and standing in solidarity with one another may be among the most valuable outcomes of this difficult year. We usually celebrate... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - Aug 21

We’re still hearing a lot of Health & Safety concerns from our members around COVID. It is imperative that you let your OH&S committees know your concerns, fill out an incident form or use whatever mechanism exists in your workplace. It’s equally important that you let YEU know so that... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Member Update July 24

On June 26th I encouraged YG members to use Article 26.05, Casual Leave to meet family obligations resulting from Covid policies, school closures and the like. We had early, positive conversations with the employer paving the way for use of this article to allow workers to juggle family realities in... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - June 16

Black Lives Matter Here. Indigenous Lives Matter Here.  Yukon Employees’ Union and our members can play an important role in fighting racism together. To do that, my job, and that of white folks is to step out of the way and make space for the voices of people who face racism... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - May 14

There's quite a bit to talk about this week - I hope you'll bear with me, and read through to the end.  Today, Premier Sandy Silver announced A Path Forward -Yukon's plan for lifting Covid-19 restrictions.  Employers around the territory are establishing plans to re-open as soon as they are... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - May 8

We are starting to hear rumblings about back to work planning. While we all look forward to a return to normal, we know the devil is in the details, and safety considerations must guide any move toward the re-opening of workplaces. A few worksites have already reopened in the Yukon,... Read more

Member Update - Covid19, April 8

This is another long message but I hope you will read through to the end. As we navigate this pandemic, I want to share information from our Locals as it becomes available. Of course, almost as soon as something becomes news, it's replaced by a new or updated plan or... Read more

YEU Covid-19 Update for Members - May 29

It's a very tense time for many, with concerns about return to work, frustration with the Yukon government's pandemic pay plan, and questions about what your union has been doing to protect your rights. Added worry about the impacts of ongoing business and border closures, financial strain and anxiety about... Read more

Return To Work - Yukon Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board

The following is from the YWCHSB website, dated May 20, 2020.  RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE As the economy starts to reopen, gradually, we will see businesses resume, stay-at-home restrictions lifted and workers return to physical workplaces. Planning is essential to protect the health and safety of workers and the public.... Read more
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