Dues increase, strike fund, changes to federal legislation
National President reaches out to new RCMP Commissioner
USJE is wholly committed to ensuring that federal public service employees within the RCMP have sufficient access to professional training and development, fully understand the recourse available to them in the event of harassment or workplace violence, and have access to appropriate and timely mental health supports.
Urgent Changes Sought to Federal Legislation which Excludes Public Safety Personnel from Compensation for Mental Health Injuries
Today in the House of Commons, Peter Julian, MP for New Westminster-Burnaby (British-Columbia) introduced a Private Member’s Bill in support of the Union of Safety and Justice Employee’s longstanding call to ensure more federal public safety personnel have access to Worker’s Compensation for mental health related injuries.
Dues Increase and Setting Up of USJE National Strike Fund
USJE wishes to inform members of some important decisions that were made at the recent USJE National Triennial Convention held in Whistler from July 18th – 21st 2023. This includes an upcoming dues increase and the establishment of the USJE National Strike Fund.
NDP Québec Lieutenant reaches out to USJE over Westmount Local
RVP Andréanne Samson discussed with NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice the decision by management to withdraw the union hall from USJE members at the RCMP’s C Division in Westmount. Mr. Boulerice, MP for Rosemont – La Petite Patrie and his political party’s Quebec lieutenant, contacted USJE himself to inquire about progress on the file.
Jobs with USJE
USJE is seeking to hire a term Labour Relations Officer, for a period of 18 months, from mid-November, 2023 to the end of July, 2025 (parental leave backfill).
Newsletter – August 31
Labour Day, Collective Agreements and more
USJE welcomes new Minister of Public Safety
National President David Neufeld reached out to incoming Minister of Public Safety, the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, sending congratulations and an invitation to meet.
National President Neufeld and RVP Skalin Visit North Bay
National President, David Neufeld, Regional Vice-President Bella Skalin and Director of Labour Relations, Rebecca Thompson, visited the RCMP detachment in North Bay, Ontario, to meet with the local membership.
Convention Daily Recap – July 21, 2023
Debate concerning the establishment of a USJE National Strike Fund was vigorous. USJE’s next National Triennial Convention will take place in Québec City in 2026.