Category Archives: Value of Union Membership

Membership in Good Standing – new online form/process

Hi, please see the attachment: MIGS status – new online form – ENG Thank you

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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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Sometimes bad things happen to good people…being a member of Union Local 70713 is your best interest

A message from Rotha Lennox, President of Local 70713 Union Membership is like an insurance policy… How many people would buy a house or a car and not insure it against accidental loss or circumstances beyond your control? Being part … Continue reading

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Who owns the rights?

Without a union, employers have almost all the rights. They can change your pay and working conditions at any time as long as they do not violate certain laws, like the minimum wage.  Any benefits you receive are at the … Continue reading

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When Trouble Hits!

Having been a union representative for many years, the number of members who come to us for the 1st time after 15-25 years of trouble-free service in the Federal Government never ceases to amaze me.  Generally speaking, the reasons for … Continue reading

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Unions are still as necessary as ever

Copied from PSAC Facebook Feed – article written by Troy Bridgeman – a Guelph author and journalist.

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Pay Equity legislation

Pay Equity legislation Pay Equity legislation, enacted in 1988, addresses gender discrimination in compensation for work performed by employees in female job classes compared to male jobs within the organization. The Public Service Alliance of Canada waged a court battle … Continue reading

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PSAC Local 70713 – What is the value of an active Local for you?

What is the value of an active Local for you? Answer: The Local is: The equivalent of management’s Human Resource Labour Relations team; The member’s resource when personal problems or medical problems interfere with the ability to perform at the … Continue reading

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Paying Union Dues Could be the Best Insurance Plan You’ve Got

Some union members complain and resent having to pay union dues and I wanted to share my perspective on the matter. I invite you to check out our postings on out website about the history and benefits of unionism to … Continue reading

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Ever wonder why you have a 5 day work week? You can thank the fights of the unions for the benefits you enjoy today as a worker.

There was a time during your grandparents’ lifetime that life was much harder. What we take for granted now was not so back then. A work day was long. Fourteen hours was quite common then and there were no breaks. … Continue reading

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