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.
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)
New video tells the story about why the rich are getting a free ride
November 26, 2013
Why are the rich getting a free ride? Is the question being asked in a new video highlighting the problem of growing income inequality in Canada. The short video asks some very important questions about why many people– even those who are making a decent wage – are still struggling to get by and create a decent life while others are profiting like never before.
James Clancy, National President of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), who is featured in the video produced by Operation Maple, connects the dots on how tax fairness, quality public services, good jobs and labour rights bring about greater equality for all Canadians. Having a modern industrial strategy ensures that all these pieces are tied together in a way that puts people and nature at the heart of decision making for our country.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada
November 25, 2013
December 6, 2013 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Please join the PEI Federation of Labour & Affiliates on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at the Summerside Heritage Park & Garden (Ottawa Street Entrance), Site of the PEI Federation of Labour’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Monument. Service will begin at 11:30 am
New Accent/UPSE Christmas Parties
November 21, 2013
UPSE invites members and their children to attend one of four Christmas parties being held in O’Leary, Summerside, Charlottetown and Montague.
UPSE Encourages All to Attend the Pension Rally
November 13, 2013
The President of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees, Debbie Bovyer, says “it’s not too late for the government to change its mind about implementing severe cuts to the pensions of over 13,000 retirees and public sector workers in Prince Edward Island.”
President Bovyer says “the union is gearing up for the pension rally taking place on Friday, November 15, 2013. All are invited to join the rally which begins at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel on Queen Street in Charlottetown at 4:30 p.m. The march to Province House from the Delta will commence at 4:45 p.m. with a full police escort.”
Transportation to Pension Rally
November 8, 2013
The pension rally is taking place on Friday, November 15 beginning at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel in Charlottetown (4:30 p.m.) and moving to Province House (5:00 p.m.) If you live outside of Charlottetown and need transportation to the rally, please see the Pension Rally Bus Schedule
President Bovyer Appears on Island Morning
November 7, 2013
PEI UPSE President Deborah Bovyer was joined by PEI Finance Minister Wes Sheridan during the CBC's Island Morning to take calls from listener’s on the govermnent’s proposed changes to civil service pensions
November 5, 2013
Fall Edition of The Advocate(2013)
November 5, 2013
Please see the Fall edition of The Advocate which includes the latest pension update, information about UPSE’s 52nd Annual Convention, and more...
Invitation to all UPSE retirees
November 04, 2013
President Deborah Bovyer and the Board of Directors would like to invite Local 19 and all UPSE retirees to attending the opening of the 2013-2014 session of the PEI legislative assembly
Date: Tuesday November 12, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Front door,
165 Richmond Street
PEI UPSE office Closure
October 29, 2013
Notice to all PEI UPSE Members, the UPSE Office will be closing for the day at 12:00 pm on Friday November 15, 2013, for the 2013 Annual Convention
Protect Your Pension
October 28, 2013
To Protect Your Pension contact your local MLA and express dissatisfaction with the government’s proposed cuts. To learn more about the government’s cuts and UPSE’s alternate plan to sustain the pension. (Read More)
To see UPSE’s full alternative proposal for pension reform
PEI Coalition for Fair EI
October 24, 2013
PEI Coalition for Fair EI is hosting Town Halls across PEI to give you an update on the Atlantic Premiers’ Panel on Impacts of Changes to Employment Insurance.
PEI UPSE Members: Find out about the upcoming cuts to your pension!
October 9, 2013
UPSE members and retirees are invited to upcoming meetings about the pension plan. The Provincial Government plans to move ahead with radical changes to your pension plan, despite the Premier’s promise that no changes to the pension would be made without concurrence from the unions. The union encourages all members to attend one of the upcoming meetings to learn more, and to find out what you can do to protect your pension.
October 9, 2013
The union encourages members to attend one of the upcoming meetings to find out about the government’s plan to cut the pension. Find out what you can do to protect your pension. UPSE’s Convention will take place on November 15 and 16; UPSE bursary applications are due at the union by November 27, 2013.
PEI UPSE 2013 Bursary Program
October 8, 2013
PEI UPSE is once again opening our Bursary Program to UPSE members, spouses or dependants, who are in full-time attendance at an accredited College or University. You are invited to submit an application for one of the ten bursaries that PEI UPSE awards annually. Nine of the bursaries are $500 and one, the Laurie Jenkins Memorial, is valued at $1000.