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.
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).
USJE connects with the Secretary to the Government Leader in Winnipeg
MP Lamoureux expressed a keen interest and requested a tour of the CCC so that he could meet with our members and see the CCC first-hand. This request was fulfilled on September 16.
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.