October 12th, 2022 – RVP Carol Osbourne discussed the Ricciardelli report on the mental health of parole officers with Member of Parliament Wayne Long in his constituency office in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Addressing mental health and improved safety measures in L Division
National Vice-President Lynette Robinson and three Islander DSAs met with Chief Superintendent Derek Santosuosso at the RCMP HQ in Charlottetown on September 16th. They discussed several important matters with Santosuosso, including appropriate onboarding training, mental health awareness and improved safety conditions.
Mobilizing for bargaining at BC’s Mountain and Kent Institutions
USJE and PSAC held a mobilization event for members at BC’s Mountain and Kent Institutions on September 28. Organized by PSAC East Fraser Valley Area Council, the event was an opportunity to discuss bargaining strategies and issues that impact our members.
Direction to our Members when they receive a Notice of Classification to which is attached a new Job Description
When members have questions about whether or not they are being properly compensated for the work they are performing, these two separate, yet often interrelated grievance processes are potential routes to redress.
USJE supports PEI in wake of Hurricane Fiona
During USJE’s September National Executive meeting, Executive members agreed unanimously to donate $10,000 to the Prince Edward Island Red Cross. These monies will be used to provide support to those who have been recently devasted by Hurricane Fiona.
Member Nicole Akhenak discusses Presumptive Injury concerns with Edmonton MLA
USJE member Nicole Akhenak met with Edmonton MLA Kaycee Madu on September 10. She approached the conservative MLA with a copy of the Presumptive Injury report. Nicole reminded the elected official that provincial legislation is too restrictive and fails to cover many of our USJE members.
Canada must commit to better rehabilitation for federal offenders
The devastating events in Saskatchewan a few weeks ago, with 11 dead and 18 others injured, have rocked this country. As Canadians collectively mourn the loss of life, they are also asking crucial questions about what could have been done to prevent this tragedy.
The answers, while complex, fundamentally boil down to systemic change.
USJE letter to RCMP Commissioner regarding ICHR investigators
While we absolutely understand the urgency and gravity of the situation, USJE’s fundamental concern is that the use of internal investigators will undermine the early confidence in the ICHR, and ultimately discourage some of the most aggrieved and vulnerable RCMP employees from coming forward.
Occupational Group Structure Review
Treasury Board has undertaken a large-scale review of its classification standards and group structures – some of which date back as far as 1965 – in an effort to harmonize the compensation and recognition of work done by members of the Public Service, and to better align working groups by commonalities.
Michael Reeves gives us Convention slogan – Keeping Canadians safe – from the mountains to the sea
Michael Reeves from Local 20086 Vancouver CSC Community Parole is the winner in USJE’s convention slogan contest with Keeping Canadians safe – from the mountains to the sea.