Newsletter – April 18

Congratulations to this year’s National Public Safety Award Winners!

We were delighted to celebrate the outstanding work of seven USJE members at the second annual National Public Safety Awards on April 9. Congratulations again to our winners:

⭐️ Jodi Tolley
⭐️ Sean Hickey
⭐️ Stephanie Dawe
⭐️ Wayne Hirlehey
⭐️ Thomas Eischen
⭐️ Una Gair
⭐️ Pierre-Luc Gilbert

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USJE marks four years since Portapique Tragedy 

April 18 marks the 4th anniversary of the tragedy of the mass casualty event in Portapique, Nova Scotia when 22 individuals lost their lives through the senseless actions of a lone gunman.  

USJE once again wishes to extend its heartfelt sympathy to all those directly and indirectly affected by this tragedy, including the families who lost loved ones, those who were injured or terrorized during the events, all members of the RCMP, Correctional Service of Canada, other first responders, as well as the broader community of Portapique who were impacted.  

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Union Safety Net Episode 3–Listen now!

From worksite safety to the housing crisis: In this episode, we’re talking to NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice (en français) and USJE RVP Laurie Ann Wesselby (in English) about issues facing workers across Canada.

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RCMP Civilian Members: Take our bargaining survey  

As part of a broader consultation process, which includes national townhall meetings, PSAC is conducting a survey for CMs who are pay-matched or touch-pointed in the PA, TC, EB and SV classifications and are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Union of Safety and Justice Employees. 

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New items in the USJE Boutique available soon! 

As 2023 was wrapping up, we turned to the membership to suggest exciting new items for the USJE Boutique. We promised to draw one lucky member whose suggestion was among those selected.

Congratulations to Allana Luker-Smith who suggested the Boutique get toques—of which we are getting two new styles! Allana wins a toque in the design of her choice, and $100 credit to the Boutique.

Keep an eye on the USJE Boutique as new items are made available in the coming weeks! 

We have a new addition to the Labour Relations Team!

Please join us in welcoming Guido Delgadillo to the USJE.

Guido is member of the Ontario Law Society and is fully bilingual. He has spent the last seven years working in the Representation Section of the PSAC and has in depth knowledge of grievances, UnionWare and the PSAC/Component relationships.

We are very excited to have Guido join us and know that he will be a big asset to our team!

Jobs with USJE

USJE is currently hiring for two positions:

  • Information Management Associate (12-month term with possibility for extension)
  • Labour Relations Officer (LRO) – 12-month term

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Nominations for the Exemplary Service Award and inaugural Human Rights Award now open

Once every three years, USJE turns to Local executives with a call out for nominations for the Exemplary Service Award and Human Rights Award. This is an open call, the deadline for nominations is April 26, 2024

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Upcoming events

FOS Campaign meeting
May 7, 2024 18:00 EST

Town Halls with National President
May 14, 2024 20:00 EST – Register
May 15, 2024 18:30 EST – Register

USJE National Local Presidents Meeting
Ottawa, June 11-12, 2024

Regional Training 2024
Pacific – Vancouver, Nov 6-9
Prairies – Edmonton, Nov 12-15
Ontario – Ottawa, Oct 15-18
Quebec – Montreal, Nov 18-21
Atlantic – Moncton, Oct 7-10

USJE Equity Conference
Halifax – May 26-30, 2025

PSAC’s 2024 Scholarship Program is now open

Applications for the 2024 PSAC Scholarship Program are now open!

The program consists of 24 scholarships. Deadline: June 23, 2024, at 11:55 p.m. ET

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