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Attention UPSE Members: NUPGE Scholarships

Posted June 7, 2022, 2:03pm

Eligibility to Enter: To apply you must be a child or grandchild (including foster child or foster grandchild) or a legal ward of a current or retired member of a Component or a Component’s affiliate of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

Note the Young Worker Scholarship is also open to members of NUPGE’s Components and their affiliates.

You must also fill in an online application form and include an original 750-to-1000-word essay. Each scholarship has a unique essay topic that changes every year. Emailed, mailed, or faxed

applications will not be accepted. Each scholarship may also have additional eligibility requirements.

Application deadline for all 2022 scholarships: 5 pm (EDT), July 1st, 2022.

See information (here).

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UPSE Celebrates Pride Month!

Posted June 2, 2022, 10:41am

The beginning of June marks the annual event of Pride Month, a celebration of the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) communities. PEI UPSE and the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) wishes everyone a happy Pride Month and celebrates alongside the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.|| For more information, click here||

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UPSE President on Health PEI Denying Vacations

Posted May 27, 2022, 8:53am

"Our members are pretty disappointed," Jackson said in an interview with CBC News.|| "I mean, they've really had a rough time, especially the last two-and-a-half years during COVID, making sure that their clients are well cared for and like I said, doing the heavy lifting for Health P.E.I. on the front lines," said Jackson. "And they really need a break. They need to be granted their vacation so they can get the necessary downtime that they deserve."|| See complete CBC article here||

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Day of Mourning and Ceremony: April 28, 2022

Posted April 27, 2022, 3:45pm

Mark Arsenault, UPSE's 2nd Vice President, laid a wreath at the Day of Mourning Ceremony in Charlottetown. It's important for us to remember the workers who have lost their lives due to workplace injury and illness. Nearly 1,000 workers are killed on the job each year and this is unacceptable. We need to work together to create a culture of workplace safety.||

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