Recent Posts

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 Management for the public service.

Continue reading

Posted in Did you know? | Leave a comment

Little Habits That Can Change Your Life, and How to Develop Them

Jackie Lee Agnew

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  Aristotle

Life is so stressful and we all have hundreds of things on the go.  Add to that Facebook, Twitter, email and cell phone us – many of us are now on call 7days a week, from sun-up to sun-down.  How can we make life easier?  Would you leave the cell phone downstairs at night or shut off during dinner? Would you take a break from Facebook?  I have written down some of the habits that I am practicing to help recreate my life. I hope you enjoy them.

Continue reading

Posted in Ask a life coach | Leave a comment

Ask a Life Coach

Dear Jackie,

I am in a financial mess.  I have bill collectors calling and I live in fear of my wages being garnisheed.  I use money marts and high interest loans to pay off my debts then I can’t pay that off.  I am using credit to pay credit.  Please help.

Anonymous

Continue reading

Posted in Ask a life coach | Leave a comment

Ask a Life Coach

Dear Jackie,

I’ve been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and feel like I don’t know which end is up.  I am angry, depressed and sad.  I can’t think straight, I’m worried about my health, my finances and my job.  I also feel like a burden to my family.

Not sure what to do or where to start, hope you can help.

Monique

Continue reading

Posted in Ask a life coach | Leave a comment

Ask a Life Coach

Q: Dear Jackie,

I did something really stupid and had an affair with a married coworker.  Now each and every day at work is sheer hell, filled with rumors and nastiness.  I can’t take this anymore and don’t know what to do.  The person I had the affair with is making my working life unbearable.  He has told the office staff that I was stalking him and that he made me stop, but I was the one who ended the relationship because he was not ready to leave his wife or to tell her that he is gay.  I really cared about this person but now I am happy it didn’t work out as I have seen his true side.  Any advice would be appreciated.

Confused and Angry.

Continue reading

Posted in Ask a life coach | Leave a comment

Ask a Life Coach

Q: Dear Jackie,

I am a married mother of two wonderful children.  My husband and I have been having some troubles lately and I have a friend at work who I talk to.  This friend is male and I am developing feeling for him.  He is so supportive and kind to me.  I know he feels the same way.  We have kissed and gone to dinner and movies a few times.  I am so happy when I am with him but I feel so guilty.  I don’t want to just give up on nine years of marriage, but I can’t my husband and I working it out.  What do I do?

Laura.

Continue reading

Posted in Ask a life coach | Leave a comment

Ask a Life Coach

Q: Dear Jackie,

My problem is embarrassing I am attracted to my boss and I know the feeling is mutual.  He always tells me I look nice, or smell good.  We have worked late a few nights and he has rubbed my shoulders and touches my hair.  You can feel the sexual tension in the air whenever we are together.  Now he has invited me to a conference in Toronto and I am so nervous.  I want this to happen but I am terrified it will ruin our working relationship.  Please help.

Anonymous

Continue reading

Posted in Ask a life coach | Leave a comment

Ask a Lifecoach

Over the last few months I have received many questions regarding office romances.  I have decided to answer all of them in one posting.  I myself feel that office romance is never a good thing and although there have been some exceptions to the rule, for the most part it ends up causing workplace friction, rumours and a whole lot of tension after all is said and done.

Continue reading

Posted in Ask a life coach | Leave a comment

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MEMBERS: Contact Email Services Malfunction

Local 70713 experienced email service interruptions between May 17 to May 23, 2013 for our Local President’s email address: rothalennox@ripnet.com. This account is no longer being used for email communications.

If you are a member and sent an email to this address within that time frame, kindly re-send your email to: rothalennox@gmail.com

This new contact email is also listed on our contact us web page for future reference.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Your Local 70713 Executive

Posted in Member Resources | Leave a comment

Update: Bangladesh agrees to allow garment workers to form trade unions

Local and international trade unions have long campaigned for changes to the 2006 Labor Act in Bangladesh. In light of the recent garment factory tragedy, changes to that act have been announced by Bangladesh’s government, lifting restrictions on forming trade unions in most industries in the country.  Previously, the law required workers to obtain permission before they could unionize.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Page 5 / 16«...34567...10...»