Newsletter – September 29

Member Engagement Survey

USJE is working on increasing the engagement of our members through a Member Engagement Strategy. To do so, we need to hear from you – our Members – so that we can identify your needs and do our best to address them.

To thank you for your time, we will be holding draws, one for each region, for some great gifts.

Complete the survey

USJE Equity Committee video

“This committee goes a long way to ensure that we’re discussing the issues that our members who are in marginalized groups face everyday in their work sites.”

Learn more about USJE’s National Equity Committee, and their goals for making more equitable and inclusive spaces for our members.

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PA Conversion Update

The process to complete the Occupational Group Structure for the PA group has been postponed until October 2024. USJE has requested from the employers we represent to provide us with the proposed job descriptions for consultation with the membership as the process continues. Current feedback is required on the following Job Descriptions:

WP 03 – Victim Services (NAT-2143)
WP 04 – Regional Manager Victim Services (NAT-2142)

Please send your feedback to Carlie Cholette by October 14.

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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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USJE National Triennial Convention

Plans are in full swing for USJE’s upcoming Nineteenth Triennial National Convention in Whistler, BC from July 18-21, 2023.

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.

During Convention, which is held every three years, Delegates vote on Resolutions and elect all Regional Vice-Presidents, and USJE Delegates to PSAC Convention. The National President and National Vice-President are also determined during Convention.

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Upcoming Events

Regional Conferences
Pacific – Vancouver, BC – Oct. 4-6
Atlantic – Halifax, NS – Oct. 25-27
Quebec – Montreal, QC – Nov. 8-10
Prairies – Edmonton, AB – Nov. 15-17
*Optional training on final day of all conferences

USJE Virtual Town Hall Meetings – Fall 2022
October 18 and 19, 2022
Register – October 18, 2022
Register – October 19, 2022

USJE Equity Conference
Winnipeg, MB – January 31-February 3, 2023

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

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: An opportunity for healing and reflection

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day of hope and healing for those impacted by the horrors of the residential school system, and who continue to be triggered and retraumatized through the ongoing confirmation of unmarked graves. 

As allies, it’s time for us to listen and take action. 

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PSAC calls on federal government to end northern food insecurity

Illunnata means “all of us” in Inuktut, because all of us deserve food security. Yet, 79 per cent of children in Nunavut live in food insecure households and over 70 per cent of Indigenous households on reserves in northern Manitoba and northern Ontario face food insecurity. 

To achieve real change, we need more Canadians to see the realities of northern food insecurity. 

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