USJE members from seven Locals in Québec showed up in droves to take part in PSAC’s National Day of Action on November 28.
National leaders tour world-class police dog training centre in Alberta
National President David Neufeld and Regional Vice-Presidents Valda Behrens and Jeff Sandelli visited the Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta, a world-class facility. The visit provided the opportunity to meet with a number of USJE members, and to better understand the important work they do in helping to keep Canadians safe.
USJE member Shauna Burns-Thomson awarded for being a Champion of Mental Health
When Shauna Burns joined Correctional Service Canada, she noticed her peers struggling, and many were burning out. Shauna’s background in mental health enabled her to see that the workplace was having a significant impact on the mental health of employees; this was especially noticeable during the COVID pandemic. When an opportunity became available to take on the EAP and CISM lead position, Shauna decided to step up.
Update regarding the USJE Public Safety Awards on Parliament Hill
USJE is turning to the membership to help make the launch of these National Public Safety Awards a resounding success. We encourage you to think about nominating a colleague whose years of service and commitment amid challenging work conditions stand out to you and others. This is the moment to express your gratitude and your admiration.
Union of Safety and Justice Employees holds rally to keep RCMP in Alberta
“Rural policing in Alberta needs the experience of a more robust RCMP, not a costly and uncertain transition to a provincial police force.”
Opinion: Provincial police force isn’t the answer to organized crime or addictions in Alberta
Last week, Premier Danielle Smith announced in her mandate letters to cabinet members that she is likely forging ahead with the establishment of a provincial police force. During her leadership campaign, Smith endorsed her predecessor’s preoccupation with having a “made-in-Alberta” police force to respond to rural and urban crime.
Mental wellness for Public Safety Personnel takes centre stage at Parliament Hill event
As USJE has discovered in its ongoing meetings with MPs, the topic of PSP mental wellness is not of bureaucratic debate, but rather a topic of interest across party lines, which was evident at the CIPSRT event with 26 MPs in attendance from across all Federal parties.
LEAN type management and you!
USJE wishes to identify similarities between CPORF and LEAN management methods. USJE condemns vigorously and opposes LEAN type management in the workplace. USJE therefore wishes to ensure that no resource allocation is akin to this type of management.
Newsletter – November 10
LEAN management, scholarships, telework and more
It’s Scholarship Time at USJE!
If you are a USJE member in post-secondary studies or have a child, spouse, partner, or dependent going to college or university, USJE is offering a total of six scholarships this year. The deadline for all scholarships is Tuesday, February 1, 2023.