Updates

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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USJE meets with MP Ed Fast in Ottawa to discuss public safety as Parliament resumes

Given the tragic events that unfolded in and around the James Smith Cree Nation, the top priority was a detailed overview of the way the Federal public safety departments operates. This included precise information on the essential role of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), Parole Board of Canada (PBC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

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Three-day Tour in the North-West Territories Concludes

National President David Neufeld, Regional Vice-President Valda Behrens and Local President, Samuel Bourget, met with Mandi Bolstad, Assistant Deputy Minister and Solicitor General in the Department of Justice in the North-West Territories. This meeting aimed to highlight the role that USJE members play in keeping Canadians safe and transmit to the Premier Cochrane’s office the details around our Presumptive Injury Campaign.

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