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Open letter to the Hon. Mona Fortier from National President, David Neufeld

While USJE is glad to see that the Treasury Board has recognized the value of a hybrid work environment, USJE strongly objects to the lack of consultation with federal public service unions in regards to the development of this policy. Further, USJE is deeply concerned about a lack of flexibility in the application of this policy, regardless of the particular work circumstances or capacities of individual employees.  

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Send a message to Mona Fortier: Immediately suspend the implementation of new Treasury Board Directive on return to worksite policies

On December 15 2022, the Treasury Board Secretariat informed departments and agencies that federal public service employees will be required to return to in-office work for a minimum of 2 to 3 days a week. The reported intent of this requirement is to ensure “consistency” across the federal public service. All departments have been directed to follow the same guidelines.

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National President reaches out to members in the Arctic Circle

National President, David Neufeld, had the incredible opportunity to visit three very remote detachments in the Northwest Territories alongside Local President (X0149 Yellowknife RCMP/Justice/PPSC) Samuel Bourget. Both Neufeld and Bourget were extremely grateful for this opportunity to meet face-to-face with the Detachment Services Assistants who have not experienced a personal visit from USJE representatives due to the remoteness of their locations.

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Report on Kemptville Training Facility released, questions remain

In April 2021, the RCMP retained the services of a third-party environmental consultant to perform an analysis and assessment of potential health and safety hazards associated with the Kemptville training facility that was used by RCMP from the late 1980s until 2005.
While the BluMetric report concludes that the risks associated with the exposure to each hazardous material ranged from no anticipated risk to low risk, the report does not eliminate the possibility that illnesses and injuries could potentially be linked to past exposures and conditions at this site.

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