Local 1 Meeting January 28, 2015 CANCELLED

January 28, 2015

Meeting will be rescheduled to another date

REITs take huge profit out of PEI

January 26, 2015

P.E.I., meet Capreit, a $3 billion, publicly-traded, multi-national that within the last 15 months has become one of our biggest residential landlords. Did I mention they pay no income tax? Please keep this in mind when you are preparing your tax returns, to satisfy your own obligations. (read more)

Local 16 Meeting January 27, 2015 CANCELLED

January 26, 2015

Meeting will be rescheduled to another date

A Tribute to Louis Fournier, A Friend to All

January 26, 2015

Just before Christmas, long-time NUPGE activist Louis Fournier died from cancer. The friendly native of northern New Brunswick was a lifelong crusader for social justice and had been involved in the trade union movement since he became a youth-care worker and OPSEU member in the early 1990s.  Over the past couple of years, many of you might have had a chance to meet Louis during the East Coast leg of the Fairness Express tour or during the CLC’s Convention in Montreal in May.  NUPGE National President James Clancy was close to Louis.  Please see the memorial that James wrote about his friend (the document contains both English and French versions).

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Murphy's Pharmacies and Epic Hearing now part of the MHCSI Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program

January 15, 2015

Murphy's Pharmacies and Epic Hearing are now part of the MHCSI Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program. Please use your existing card and present it or if you have not yet signed up, please go to www.mhcsi.ca/enroll/  and use Group Name PEIUPSE and password PEI69123.

By using the MHCSI participating preferred pharmacies, you will save money on the overall cost of your drug benefit expenses.  Please note:You must also present your Primary drug card (if applicable, and / or any other drug card you may also have {on a spousal plan}, for example) to the pharmacy. This program does not replace your Primary drug card, but offers you supplementary coverage to your primary plan.

UPSE Office closing early on Friday January 16, 2015

January 15, 2015

Please be advised that our office will close at 4:00pm on Friday January 16, 2015 for our staff to attend the wake of Blair Weeks' father, Myron Weeks.

CLC Election Preparation Conference

January 15, 2015

Federal Election 2015 is fast approaching and we want to make sure that workers’ concerns are well represented in the discussions and outcomes.

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Office Closure

January 13, 2015

The PEI UPSE Office will close effective 1:30 pm due to weather and road conditions. Sorry for any inconvenience.

PEI UPSE Bursary Winners for 2014

January 7, 2015

Each year, UPSE proudly awards a scholarship and nine bursaries to students attending college or university. UPSE believes in the power of education, and understands the importance of working towards a degree or professional designation. UPSE’s bursary and scholarship program helps reduce some of the economic burden that students face.  Jillian MacIntyre is the winner of the Laurie Jenkins Scholarship for 2014 valued at $1000.  Jonathan Murphy is the winner of the Julie MacKay Bursary for 2014 valued at $500.  All other bursaries are valued at $500.

Left to right: Chrissy Murphy (Chair, Public Relations and Recreation/Convention Committee), Michael Zimmerman, Debbie Bovyer (President, UPSE), Tara MacKey, Tina MacKey, Hana Stevenson, Jillian MacIntyre, Avery Judson, and Kailee MacWilliam.
Winners not in the picture are: Jenna Stewart, Anita Steele and Jonathan Murphy  


CBC Turkey Drive

January 6, 2015

On behalf of The Board of Directors and Executive, we are pleased to announce that PEI UPSE donated 28 turkeys to the CBC Turkey Drive this past December. Thank you to Larkin Bros. for supplying these turkeys for us

UPSE Office Holiday Schedule

December 22, 2014

Please be advised that the Union Office will close on December 23rd at 1:00pm and will re-open on Friday January 2nd, 2015.

Have a safe holiday season and we will see you in 2015!

Fair Taxation is a key Issue

December 19, 2014

President Bovyer asserts that fair taxation is a key issue facing Islanders.  She argues that fair taxation should not be overlooked as we head into possible spring and fall elections in Prince Edward Island (read more).

Christmas Greetings from UPSE

December 9, 2014

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 4, 2014

Saturday December 6th marks the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Please join the PEI Federation of Labour & Affiliates on Friday, December 5th, 2014 to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

This short service will begin at 11:30am at the Summerside Heritage Park & Garden (Ottawa Street Entrance) at the Site of the PEI Federation of Labour's Monument.

Contact PEI Federation of Labour at 902-368-3068 for any questions

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December 4, 2014

UPSE is hosting Christmas parties for members and their children across PEI! 

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November 19, 2014

UPSE is hosting a Christmas Dance for all members at the upcoming Annual Convention on November 29 at 9:00 p.m.
The union is also helping Santa’s Angels collect presents for families in need.

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Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF)

November 13, 2014

The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) is returning to PEI.  Admission is free.  The films are about workers and the conditions under which they live, work, fight, and succeed in their daily lives!  The event is sponsored by CUPE 1870, CUPE PEI and the PEI Federation of Labour

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
December 1, 2014
246 MacDougall Hall, UPEI
550 University Avenue,

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November 7, 2014

The Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) government and its public sector unions recently concluded reforms to the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP).

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Radio Ads on Income Splitting, Child Benefit: Partisan, Wasteful

November 5, 2014

OTTAWA - A new set of radio ads about the child benefit and income splitting proposals of the government are a wasteful use of taxpayers’ money and thinly disguised election campaigning that should be stopped immediately.

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Sobeys take over of public liquor sales in Saskatchewan voted Privatization Scam of the Year

November 3, 2014

The winner of the Privatization Scam of the Year Award was announced to a packed house of delegates attending the International Conference on New Forms of Privatization held in Ottawa last week. (see more) 

Latest Edition of The Advocate

October 27, 2014

Please see the latest edition of The Advocate including a message from the President, the 53rd Annual Convention, an update on Grievances and Bargaining, and more …

Click here for a copy of The Advocate

Cross Canada Actions against Harper's War in Iraq

October 22, 2014

Dispelling Myths. Peaceful Alternatives to Conflict.

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Webinar: "Busted! Top 10 Myths Young People Have About Pensions, Retirement and the Canada Pension Plan"

October 20, 2014

Register now for our November 12th Webinar - Busted! Top 10 Myths Young People have about Pensions, Retirement and the Canada Pension Plan

Click here for more info

Webinar: Fair Elections Act - What You Need to Know

October 20, 2014

Join us on November 6th for a Fair Elections Act - What You Need to Know Webinar

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