Newsletter – March 8

Phoenix issues continue: More overpayment letters and filing claims

We are in the second year of the government’s aggressive and heavy-handed plan to recover overpayments caused by Phoenix. Over the next few months, we expect more than 37,000 more current and former public service workers will receive an overpayment letter, asking for repayments for the year 2017.

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RCMP DSAs deserve better: video

In March 2022, USJE released the report, The Mental Health and Well-being of Detachment Services Assistants in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: A Qualitative Investigation, conducted by public safety expert Dr. Rosemary Ricciardelli. We spoke with DSAs across Canada and this is what they had to say about the report’s recommendations.

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Sign the CLC’s Pledge to be a Gender Justice Champion at Work

This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the incredible wins delivered by Canada’s labour movement to advance gender equity and women’s rights at work. But the fight isn’t over.

By taking the pledge, you commit to advocating for our elected officials to:

  • Value women’s work
  • End Gender-based violence at work
  • Fix the child care crisis
  • Make work fairer

Sign the pledge

Community Investment Initiative — Call For Proposals

USJE would like to partner with a community organization to fund a project that improves public safety. Is there an initiative, campaign or community program that you would like to see in your area? Please submit your application form no later than April 15, 2023.

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

Once every three years, USJE turns to all the local executives with a call out for nominations for the Exemplary Service Award. This time is now!

However, this year, there is something brand new!

USJE is proud and excited to launch for the very first time a second award, the Human Rights Award!

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National town halls on telework

Thank you to all the members who joined our two town halls on February 15 and 16 to share their experience with telework and ask questions about the return to worksite Directive.

Watch the February 15 recording
Watch the February 16 recording

USJE is urging members to file grievances regarding return to worksite polices within 25 working days.

Jobs with USJE

USJE is seeking to hire two (2) term Labour Relations Officers, for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension, commencing as soon as possible.

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Connect with us on Linkedin!

USJE is now on Linkedin! We encourage members to connect and follow us on their preferred social media platforms.

Upcoming Events

Public Safety Award
Ottawa, ON – March 27, 2023

USJE Virtual Town Hall Meetings – Spring 2023
May 16 and 17, 2023
Register – May 16
Register – May 17

USJE National Convention
Whistler, BC – July 17-21, 2023

Take action to support Yellowknife workers on strike

City of Yellowknife workers have been on strike and locked out since February 8. Tell the Mayor and City Council to give workers a fair deal and end the strike.

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Reminder: PSAC Strike Votes

PSAC strike votes for PA, SV, TC and EB groups are being conducted until April 19, 2023. Register today for strike vote sessions across the country. Together, we’ll take a stand for all workers.

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