News updates and information important to PEI UPSE members.
Introducing the MHCSI Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program
In recent months, the PEI UPSE was presented with an opportunity to participate in an innovative Preferred Pharmacy Provider Program offered by MHCSI - Managed Health Care Services Inc. as part of the Atlantic Canada Health Care Coalition Society (ACHCCS) member benefits that delivers enhanced value for Health Benefit Plans.
The discount list is a directory of businesses which offer discounts to PEI UPSE members upon presentation of Union Membership Cards.
Code of Conduct
In all aspects of PEI UPSE union organized activities or meetings, any member/non-member participating in these events, shall conduct themselves in accordance with Union policy, and in a manner which reflects well on the Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees and its membership.
Failure to comply with this policy, the appropriate level of discipline will be determined for the substantiated complaints. All complaints will be taken seriously and investigated, and part of the discipline may include the removal of the involved member/non-members from the PEI UPSE function at the time of the violation.
Where participants are registered by mail or signed in at any PEI UPSE event, pertaining to a member or non-member, all participants will comply with the PEI UPSE Code of Conduct, while attending any Union Activity.
Motion MOVED and SECONDED by K. Jackson/E.LeClair, Board of Directors meeting, July 10, 2008.
Civil Service Superannuation Fund
The Civil Service Superannuation Fund (CSSF) provides pension benefits for all permanent employees. The link on this page takes you to the Civil Service Superannuation Fund website. It contains information for members, pensioners and employers about the benefits of the pension plan and it's investments.
Please click on this link: http://www.peicssf.ca.
Employees in the Civil Service and Health Bargaining Units are covered by the Public Sector Group Insurance Plan, the PSGIP.
The PSGIP originated as a result of an arbitration award between the Government and the Unions dated 1995/1996. It was desirous that the plan be jointly administered by a Board of Trustees. PEI UPSE is one of the 9 parties to the Trust Plan.
The PSGIP Board of Trustees are member appointed. These members are:
Valerie Robinson, Chair, IUOE
Denise Lewis, Vice Chair, Province of PEI
Wanda Livingstone, CUPE
Karen Fraser, Pamela Trainor and Kellie Hawes, Department of Health
Luanne Gallant, Department of Social Services and Seniors
Peggy Gallant, PEINU
Linda Clark, UPSE Civil Service IRAC WCB
Craig MacKenzie, UPSE Health
You can find more information about the PSGIP on their website at : http://www.mybenefitplan.ca
How To Join
As recognized by law, the Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees is the official bargaining agent for 12 groups of employees. If you are an employee in one of these bargaining units, you have the right to become a full member of PEI UPSE.