Category Archives: Did you know?

An Historic Event

Today is truly an historic day as members from both National Health Union and Union of Environment Workers have voted to unite under the new Union of Health and Environment Workers (UHEW).  A Healthy ‎Environment will definitely shape our way … Continue reading

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Message from the President

The Public Service Commission of Canada includes an investigations unit and the following website links will describe the functions that are performed therein: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/inv-enq/index-eng.htm Example of founded complaint:  Plagiarism http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/inv-enq/sum-res/sec-art69/10-11-03-eng.htm The plagiarism allegation that was founded is important because it is common … Continue reading

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Information for Members on the Performance Management Initiative: A Local Perspective

Performance Management Program – What is it? The Performance Management initiative has been advertised as a tool for managers to use in order to establish realistic expectations for employees – expectations that are to be defined, measurable and achievable.

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Message from the President of Local 70713, Rotha Lennox Canada’s Working Class

I wanted to share with our members a recent article featured in the Ottawa Citizen that talks about Canada’s working class. The author shares his thoughts about the Temporary Foreign Workers program in Canada and its implications for the Canadian … Continue reading

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Message from the President, Local 70713

As President of Local 70713, I am pleased to be able to share with our members a letter of thanks that was sent to our National President (of the Union of Environment Workers – UEW) Mr. Todd Panas.  Even though … Continue reading

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Proudly serving Canadians? Public servant employee pride is taking a beating

I wonder how many government employees are finding it hard to relate to the Treasury Board of Canada’s National Public Service Week slogan: “Proudly Serving Canadians”?

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We are all affected!

We are all affected! Two lunchtime sessions are being provided for the purpose of the Local President or an associate to discuss the current phase of the “We Are All Affected” campaign and the importance of re-pledging to the Public … Continue reading

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TC Ratification Vote

DD, EG, GT, PI, PY and TI classifications The TC group now has a tentative agreement! For those members of the TC group, now is the time for you to decide whether or not you will accept this contract. We … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to public service sick leave – where will that leave employees affected by mental health illnesses?

On June 10, 2013, Treasury Board President Mr. Tony Clement announced the Government of Canada’s intended plan for ‘Modernizing Disability Management’ in the public service (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/media/nr-cp/2013/0610a-eng.asp).

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Message from the President – Response to Tony Clement’s Speech to Senior Management Officials on Poor Employee Performance in the Public Service

I have received a number of calls from Local members and other public servants expressing their concerns about recent statements made by Treasury Board President Tony Clement in his recent speech to senior managers on the ‘new’ Directive on Performance … Continue reading

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