Please be advised that our office has been made aware that the Shining Waters Family Fun Day tickets that the UPSE office is selling to members at a discounted price have been seen for sale on Swap n' Shop.
Please advise as many members as you can that a members' UPSE ID along with a picture ID is going to be required to be shown at the gate in order for admittance along with the purchased ticket.
The discounted tickets are for Members and their families to attend so everyone should be accompanied by a member who must have an UPSE ID.
Posted on behalf of President Debbie Bovyer


Press Release - Province should apply same changes to deputy ministers' pension

July 18, 2014

The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, thinks the province should apply the same changes to the deputy ministers’ pension as was recently applied to the civil service pension. Read more

Latest Accent

June 26, 2014

The Union of Public Sector Employees is pleased to announce that Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, July 27, 2014 (no rain date). Tickets for members are $6.00 each and can be purchased through your Local Director or by contacting the union office at 892-5335, toll free at 1-800-897-8773, or email peiupse@peiupse.ca. Cash or personal cheque only.

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Why Unions Matter - NUPGE contest

June 20, 2014

Its a great and resounding truth that unions make life better for millions upon millions of people in very concrete ways every day. But this is too narrow a truth. Unions give us more. Something less tangible but more enduring. They give us an idea: the idea that our lives matter. For more information visit the NUPGE website by clicking on the button!


June 4, 2014

Details of a Temporary Labour Relations Officer employment opportunity with PEI UPSE (commencing immediately until September 12, 2014).

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Community Notice - PEI Chapter of 100 Women Who Care

June 2, 2014

The PEI Chapter of 100 Women Who Care.  We are having our first meeting on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.  Our goal is to have a minimum of 100 members join to help make a difference for a local charity. 

The following is a link to the group's website where you will learn more: http://100womenpei.com/ 


May 28, 2014

Details of a temporary one year Information Technology Coordinator (with possibility of extension) employment opportunity at the UPSE office.

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May 15, 2014

Details of UPSE calling for nominations for Directors in even-numbered locals, executive officer nominations for 2nd Vice-President and Secretary Treasurer and an upcoming Welcome to UPSE course.

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Press Release - UPSE Says Best Prices at Public Liquor Stores

May 14, 2014

The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, says "the province just gave Islanders a good reason to shop at public liquor stores. Islanders can save 5% on the price of beer, wine and spirits at the provincial retail outlets. If they go to privately run agency stores they will pay the higher price. The province claims this is just the extra cost of convenience."

"I don't buy the convenience argument fully," says Bovyer. "Convenience depends on who you are speaking to and where they live. (Read more)

Press Release - Confederation Bridge Planning Cuts and Reduced Service

May 2, 2014

The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, says, "Strait Crossing Bridge Limited (SCBL) is looking at using only self-serve toll booths at night at the Confederation Bridge. SCBL officals point to safety as the main reason for the potential change, however, the union has questions."

Bridge officials say Toll Attendants working late at night are more likely to be robbed...(Read more)

2014 Police and Peace Officers Memorial Service in Ottawa

May 1, 2014

This is the 17th year that UPSE and the Community & Correctional Services Division will co-sponsor attendance at the Police and Peace Officers Memorial Service in Ottawa. This service provides an opportunity for professional development, networking, and honouring fallen colleagues. Six UPSE members will be selected from Custody, Probation Officers, and the sheriff's department to attend. (Read more)

2014 Memorial Service Application

The Advocate, Spring 2014

April 25, 2014

Please see the latest edition of The Advocate including a message from the President, highlights of the 2014 Steward Conference, a bargaining update and more...

The Advocate, Spring 2014

Community Notice - Motorcycle Ride for Dad

April 25, 2014

The Motorcycle Ride for Dad is looking for local volunteers to serve on the 2014 organizing committee. If interested, please attend an information session at the Legion (99 Pownal St., Charlottetown) on Monday, April 28 between 7-9 p.m. The mission of the Ride for Dad is to raise funds to save men's lives by supporting prostate cancer research and raising public awareness of the disease. Currently, the organization is seeking new members in order to make the 2015 "Ride" a reality. For more information contact: Jim Summers, Resource Development Coordinator, Ride for Dad, office 613-741-3870, cell 613-884-6733. The major sponsor of the Motorcycle Ride for Dad is Telus.

International Workers Day Rally - May 1

April 24, 2014

Everyone is invited to attend a May Day Rally being held at the PEI legislature on Thursday, May 1 at 4:30 pm to celebrate International Workers Day which is being organized by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, PEI Charlottetown local 030.

May Day Rally


April 22, 2014

Details on the National Day of Mourning ceremony being held on PEI on April 28, UPSE is accepting tenders for grass cutting services, and a Workplace Health and Safety conference being held by the Workers Compensation Board of PEI.

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Community Notice - Family Earth Expo - April 21, 2014

April 17, 2014

Sierra Club PEI presents the 2014 Family Earth Expo at the PEI Farm Center, April 21st (Easter Monday) from 12 to 4 pm-free admission, all-ages event with: art show; seed planting; food; children's art activities; EVs; 'Book Tent'; Story Theatre with Josh; Musicman Mike, The Fresh Air Inspectors, Jordan Cameron, Teresa Doyle; Display Booths, Watershed groups, 'Kids in Nature', UsedPEI.com, UPEI 'Let's Talk Science', Fish and Wildlife, Island Nature Trust, Speakers on sea plants, energy, permaculture, bees, foxes, and much more. Sponsored by the City of Charlottetown, Provincial Credit Union, Kwik Kopy, Ooka Island and the PEI Farm Centre.

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Press Release - Government Should Accept Responsibility for Deficit

April 9, 2014

The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, says, "the provincial government is blaming the deficit on the public sector pension plan. However, after last year's major pension reforms, plan members are now paying more for a smaller pension. The PEI Auditor General's Report of 2014...

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April 4, 2014

Details on the UPSE Health Development and Training Fund and an upcoming Steward Level II educational are featured in this edition.

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PEI UPSE Office Closure

March 31, 2014

Due to the current and forecasted weather conditions, the PEI UPSE office will be closing at 3:00 pm today.

PEI UPSE Steward Conference (rescheduled)

March 31, 2014

The PEI UPSE Steward Conference has been rescheduled for Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9:00-4:00 at the Rodds Royalty Hotel. Could those who registered for the previous conference, please confirm your registration and attendance by contacting Mary MacLean at 892-5335 or by email to Mary MacLean. Thank you.

PEI Health Coalition - Medicare Events

March 21, 2014

The PEI Health Coalition has Stand Up for Medicare events planned for Monday, March 31, 2014. Please see attached poster for events in your area. Read More


March 17, 2014

Call to members to form an Occupational Health and Safety Committee; Chance to Win a Touch Screen Blackberry; and UPSE donates cell phones to Home Instead.

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Press Release – Government Wants to Justify Agency Stores

February 9, 2014

The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, says “the provincial government is rationalizing why they should be selling more liquor from gas stations and convenience stores despite social and public safety concerns…”

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Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest, February 28

February 4, 2014

The Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest is returning to Charlottetown from February 28 –March 2, 2014. The event features plenty of adorable indoor and outdoor winter fun for families to enjoy. The Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest will be taken to new heights in 2014. See detailed information on programming, ticketing, and VIP experiences!

Click to see more information on The Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest – an event the Confederation Bridge is re–launching at the end of this month. UPSE is the official collective bargaining agent for Strait Crossing Bridge Limited.

Advocate, Winter 2014

January 30, 2014

Please see the latest edition of The Advocate including a message from the President and a report on the 52nd Annual Convention.

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RESCHEDULED: Transportation Infrastructure Renewal Assessment Meeting

Januray 28, 2014

Please note that the meeting between PEI UPSE and Transportation Infrastucture Renewal Assessment Meeting has been rescheduled.

DATE: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

TIME: 6:00 PM

LOCATION: Boardroom - PEI UPSE Office - 4 Enman Crescent


January 24, 2014

The latest Accent has information about Winter Family Fun Day, CLC/Federation of Labour Educationals, PSGIP call for names, and the Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest.

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Date correction: The last day to register for the CLC/Federation of Labour Educational is Friday, February 21, 2014.

Day of Action Against Harper Conservative Agenda

January 23, 2014

President Bovyer will speak at the Day of Action taking place at the Murphy’s Centre in Charlottetown from 3:30-5:00 pm on Monday January 27, 2014. The Harper Conservatives are continuing to cut jobs and much needed services across this Country. Please attend the Day of Action and together we will work to stop the damage to our families and communities. There will be refreshments, balloons for the kids and much more.

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PEIFL Invitation

Transportation Infrastructure Renewal Assessment Meeting CANCELLED

Januray 22, 2014

Please note that the meeting between PEI UPSE and Transportation Infrastucture Renewal Assessment Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Januray 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm has been cancelled due to weather conditions

Government should invest extra revenue in public services

January 8, 2014

The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, says “Minister Wes Sheridan’s stance on refusing to increase the basic personal income tax exemption will bring more money into the province’s coffers, and should be used to adequately fund public services for Islanders.”

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Bosses shouldn’t ask sick workers for doctor’s notes: Ontario Medical Association

January 8, 2014

Scott Wooder, President of the Ontario Medical Association, wants employers to stop expecting doctors’ notes from sick workers.

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Market rally and rising rates boost Canadian pension plans: report

January 2, 2014

“The health of Canadian pension plans improved to their best level in more than a decade in the fourth quarter of 2013 due to strong stock markets and rising long-term interest rates, consulting firm Mercer said Thursday.”

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The Mercer Pension Health Index

PEI UPSE Office Closure

December 22, 2013

Please note that the PEI UPSE Office will be CLOSED on Monday December, 23, 2013, due to a death in the family.

2013 PEI UPSE Bursary Program Recipients

December 20, 2013

Presentations of the 2013 PEI UPSE Bursary's were handed out at the UPSE office. UPSE would like to congradulate all the finalist’s and wish you future success



Government Staffing Process Changing

December 20, 2013

As of January 2014 the provincial government will begin using new criteria to consider applications for positions within the civil service. Most job postings will now call for various formal education requirements as well as demonstrated equivalencies

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PEI UPSE Office Closure

December 18, 2013

Please note that the PEI UPSE Office will be CLOSED on Wednesday December, 18, 2013, due to weather conditions.

NUPGE’s Secretary Treasurer Weighs in on PEI Pension Reform

December 16, 2013

Larry Brown, the Secretary Treasurer of the National Union of Public and General Employees says “It is very difficult to say what even the core pension entitlement will be under this new Act, since everyone’s precise circumstances will differ. However it is safe to say that for people on a fairly standard career path, the core pension benefit they will earn will be about 60% of what they would have been entitled to under the former pension plan.”

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Harper government slashing Canada Post jobs and service to millions of Canadians

December 16, 2013

The PEI Federation of Labour says the decision to eliminate door to door mail delivery and dramatically increase stamp prices is an example of the Harper governments attempt to slash services to millions of Canadians

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PEI Summerside Xmas Party - CANCELLED

December 13, 2013

A Notice to all PEI UPSE Members. Due to the forcasted weather conditions for Sunday, December 15, 2013, the PEI UPSE Children’s Christmas Party to be held at Credit Union Place in Summerside has been cancelled.

Merry Christmas!

December 11, 2013

President Debbie Bovyer wishes all a Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday season.

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Government not transparent about pension risks being shifted to employees!

December 10, 2013

The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, says “with the passing of its new pension legislation government has largely shifted the risk from itself to the plan members, and hasn’t done a good job explaining this fact to their employees.”

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Support Rally for CUPE Local 4893

December 5, 2013

The employees of the Town of Kensington have been locked out by their employer. They are on a picket line in front of the town of Kensington office Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. There will be a rally for CUPE Local 4893 for Friday at 12:15 pm. We would like to ask as many of your members to drop by and show solidarity with these lock out workers. We would also like to ask you if you have any members living in the Kensington area to have them phone the mayor and councillors to get these workers back to work immediately to negotiate and end this dispute.

CUPE Kensington Action Page

PEI UPSE Office Closure

December 4, 2013

Please note that the PEI UPSE Office will be CLOSED, Wednesday December, 4, 2013, due to weather conditions.

UPSE Office Hours Over Holidays

December 3, 2013

The UPSE office will close for the holidays beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013. The office will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014 (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as part of regular winter hours)

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