USPE News

Bargaining Update: UPSE Health PEI Members

Posted April 12, 2024, 3:44pm

|| First and foremost, the Union acknowledges your frustration with this round of bargaining, as the office has received numerous inquiries and requests for bargaining updates.|| Your union and the bargaining team are also extremely frustrated with this current round of bargaining. UPSE had secured six (6) bargaining dates for late February and early March; however, the Employer cancelled five (5) of the six (6) days scheduled.|| The bargaining team has recently secured a new date of April 17 and is committed to providing you with another update late next week. UPSE thanks you for your patience. Your bargaining team will be negotiating the best possible deal for the membership at the table next week. Stay tuned!||

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UPSE Strategic Planning Session

Posted April 11, 2024, 3:26pm

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the UPSE executive, board, and staff for attending our recent strategic planning session. Your contributions and active participation will help us create a comprehensive plan that will guide our Union's work and progress in the coming years.

I appreciate the dedication and commitment each one of you demonstrated during the session. Your insightful ideas, valuable feedback, and collaborative efforts have resulted in the creation of a clear and concise vision and mission statement.

Your presence and engagement truly contributed to a successful and productive session. UPSE is fortunate to have such a passionate and dedicated team of individuals. Together, we can continue to work towards our goals and achieve our shared vision. Once again, thank you for your participation!

Karen Jackson, UPSE President

Board of Directors and Staff meet for the Union's Strategic Planning Sessi...

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2024 Stewards Conference

Posted April 10, 2024, 12:25pm

When: May 10, 2024 from 9-4 pm|| Where: Murchison Centre (17 St. Pius X Avenue)|| Please register by April 26, 2024 (here).||

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International Day of Pink (April 10, 2024)

Posted April 9, 2024, 2:42pm

April 10, 2024, is the International Day of Pink. UPSE stands in solidarity with our LGBTQ2+ members and allies. We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe and respected in their workplace and community, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.|| As a union, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, and to fighting against discrimination and harassment in all forms. Let's use this day to celebrate our differences and to work towards a brighter, more inclusive future. #DayofPink||

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UPSE Office Closed April 10, 2024

Posted April 9, 2024, 1:59pm

Please be advised that the UPSE main office will be closed on April 10, 2024, because staff will be at an off-site meeting.|| Please feel free to leave a message via phone at 902-892-5335 or email peiupse@peiupse.ca and staff will respond to your inquiry at their earliest convenience.|| If your situation requires an immediate response, please call 902-393-9925.||

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UPSE Operating Hours

Posted April 8, 2024, 2:18pm

UPSE will be closing at 2:30 pm today in light of safety precautions for staff and members and will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday, April 9) at 8:00 a.m.||

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Solar Eclipse Precautions!

Posted April 8, 2024, 8:31am

The solar eclipse will start just before 3:30 pm and end around 5:45 pm today (Monday, April 8, 2024). The timing will vary slightly across the Island, as will the duration of the total eclipse where applicable.

Safety

Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing.

Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

When watching the partial phases of the solar eclipse directly with your eyes, which happens before and after totality, you must look through safe solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”) or a safe handheld solar viewer at all times. You can also use an indirect viewing method, such as a pinhole projector.

UPSE will close at 2:30 p...

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Lecture: Profiting from Healthcare!

Posted April 5, 2024, 4:04pm

All Islanders are invited to attend a lecture entitled Profiting from Healthcare; What's the Problem? with Dr. Pat Armstrong. || April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Colonel Grey High SchoolLecture Theatre (175 Spring Park Road, Charlottetown)|| See more here.||

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Congratulations to UPSE’s 2022-2023 Retirees!

Posted April 5, 2024, 2:46pm

Dear retired members, on behalf of the Union, I would like to congratulate you all on your retirement. You have dedicated many years of your life to serving Islanders and we are grateful for your contributions. As you embark on this new chapter of your life, we want to remind you that you will always be a part of our union family. You have helped build our union into what it is today, and we will continue to fight for the rights and benefits of all workers.

We know that retirement can be a daunting prospect, but we encourage you to take this time to enjoy your newfound freedom and pursue your passions. Whether it’s travelling, spending time with family, or volunteering in your community, we hope that retirement brings you joy and fulfillment. Please remember that you can always reach out to the union if you need support or advice. We are here to help you navigate this transition and ensure that your retirement is everything you hoped it would be.

Thank you once again for y...

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UPSE Saddened by News of James Clancy

Posted April 4, 2024, 10:17am

I was saddened to hear of the passing of James Clancy, former President of the National Union of Public and General Employees. I had the pleasure to work with James on the National Executive Board and on issues within our own union. On behalf of the PEIUPSE executive and board we send our deepest condolences to James’s family at this sad time.|| Karen Jackson, UPSE President|| See more here.|| ||

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