On Thursday morning, individuals had the chance to participate in the KAIROS blanket exercise, a deeply moving self-reflection initiative on the difficult history and urgent need for reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The exercise was emotional, eye-opening and inspiring for many participants.
Looking through the equity lens at USJE’s Equity Conference
On the second day of USJE’s Equity Conference, members were invited to brainstorm in small groups to review the USJE by-laws through an equity lens, as well as all other areas where USJE could act to strengthen equity. In addition, views were exchanged on how to best safeguard equity when equity issues arise with the employer.
Together in Unity, Equity for All — USJE Equity Conference kicks off in Winnipeg
USJE’s inaugural National Equity Conference kicked off yesterday in Winnipeg with the slogan “Together in Unity, Equity for All.” Members and speakers are sharing their insights and expertise about how we can work together in a sustained and collective way to advance equity and justice for all of USJE’s members.
Equity – How does it feel, smell or look?
USJE was founded upon the great pillar of equity while celebrating our differences. Over the years, we have made some remarkable strides, but, sadly, there continues to be more work that needs to be done.
National Indigenous Peoples Day: Decolonizing our union
June 21 is an occasion to celebrate Indigenous history, culture, and diversity, as well as the many contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canada. For non-Indigenous Canadians, and for organizations like PSAC, it’s also an opportunity to reflect on our history and to recognize the untruths in the settler’s perspective so we can learn how to decolonize our organizations and communities in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples.
Local President and Equity Committee member Satinder Bains talks to Regina—Qu’Appelle Conservative MP Andrew Scheer about inflation and collective bargaining
Local 40002 President Satinder Bains met with MP and former federal Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer (Regina—Qu’Appelle, SK) on June 3 to discuss how the struggling economy and rapidly rising inflation are impacting union members and making it imperative that current collective bargaining bring improved conditions for USJE and PSAC members.
Equity Committee member Éric Villeneuve and Quebec REVP Alternate Annick Lamoureux meet MP Louise Chabot to talk about poor state of PA/UTE collective bargaining
USJE Local 10030 Secretary Éric Villeneuve and PSAC Quebec Alternate Executive Regional Vice-President Annick Lamoureux spoke to Bloc Québécois MP Chabot about collective bargaining of the PA Group and Annick’s component, UTE, for better pay and working conditions, which is not progressing, in part because the pay rates the Treasury Board and the Canada Revenue Agency are offering are completely unacceptable.
Local President and Equity Committee member Satinder Bains talks labour issues with Regina-Wascana Conservative MP Michael Kram
Local 40002 President Satinder Bains met with his MP, Michael Kram (Regina-Wascana), last week in Regina to discuss labour issues important to his region and the SV Group, which is currently negotiating their collective agreement.
A Flag We’re Proud to Wave
It’s one of the most important — and recognizable — cultural icons of today. The Rainbow Flag is a symbol of…