Newsletter – March 21

USJE Community Investment Initiative

The Union of Safety and Justice Employees would like to partner with a local community organization in your area, to fund a project that improves public safety.

To apply, please liaise with a local community organization and fill out this application form.

Please submit your application form no later than July 5, 2024.

Union Safety Net Episode 2–Listen now!

Guests David Neufeld, USJE National President, and Valda Behrens, USJE RVP, talk about the USJE members working as the invisible backbone of the RCMP: the importance of their work and institutional knowledge, occupational health and safety concerns facing these members, and campaigns to keep the RCMP in communities across Canada.

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President Neufeld Meets with RCMP Commissioner on Pressing USJE Issues

On March 7th, National President David Neufeld met with RCMP Commissioner Mike Duheme as part of the RCMP’s regularly scheduled National Labour Management Meeting. Mr. Neufeld seized the opportunity to highlight a number of issues that are of high importance to USJE’s members.

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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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National President Neufeld, along with RVP McKinnon and USJE Communications Team visit Saskatchewan RCMP members

Day 1 – Saskatoon
Day 2 – Southern Saskatchewan Detachments
Day 3 – RCMP F Division and Depot in Regina
Day 4 – Moose Jaw and Craik Detachments

Behind the scenes at the RCMP – tell us about your work 

Joint Learning Program

The JLP has officially re-launched its in-person workshops, which are once again available to federal public service employees. The workshops are free of charge and explore themes aimed at improving culture and behaviours in the workplace. Titles include:

  • Mental health in the Workplace
  • Respecting Differences/Anti-discrimination
  • Labour-Management Consultation
  • Understanding the Collective Agreement
  • Preventing Harassment and Violence in the Workplace

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Upcoming events

FOS Campaign meeting
May 7, 2024 18:00 EST

Town Halls for RCMP Civilian Members
April 17, 2024 20:00 EST – Register
April 18, 2024 18:30 EST – Register

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

NPF Strike: Motion of Solidarity

During the February 28 meeting of the Standing Committee on National Defence, Lindsay Mathyssen, MP for London—Fanshawe, expressed solidarity with striking Non-Public Funds workers and called on Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services to bargain in good faith.

Send a letter to members of the Standing Committee on National Defence calling for their support.