Check out The Accent!

Posted March 22, 2023, 3:29pm

The PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (UPSE) has issued a call for a UPSE Civil Service and or Health PEI member to sit on the Public Sector Pension Plan Commission (PSPP). || See The Accent for more info (here):||

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UPSE Has a Heart!

Posted March 22, 2023, 11:06am

Are you a non-profit or charitable organization seeking financial support? The UPSE Has A Heart team is looking for a proposal from your organization!||To present your proposal (5 minutes max.) please call the UPSE office at 902-892-5335 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2023 to reserve your time. You will have an option to present virtually, by phone, a written proposal, or in-person. Presentations will be made on March 29 and 30.|| Administrative funding will not be considered.|| ||

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Unions For Public Good!

Posted March 21, 2023, 8:43am

Unions For Public Good!|| Check out our National Union's new website! (here)|| The new tagline — Unions for public good is about Unions coming together to make things better for all of us.||

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Townhall (Healthcare and Fair Wages)

Posted March 15, 2023, 12:17pm

Come hear what front-line workers have to say, and what politicians are proposing. Free and open to the public || Charlottetown, Thursday, March 16 (7-9:00 pm), Hillsborough Park, Community Centre, 199 Patterson Drive|| Summerside, Saturday, March 18 (10-12:00 pm), The Oval, Credit Union Place, 511 Notre Dame Street || CUPE Healthcare Workers United || See flyers:|| Charlottetown (here)|| Summerside (here)||

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National Dietitians Day (March 15)

Posted March 15, 2023, 9:52am

March 15, 2023 is National Dietitians Day. This important day celebrates dietitians and their contribution to our health and well being.Dietitians are dedicated to helping us live healthier lives through our daily food and nutrition choices.UPSE thanks you for your service.|| Karen Jackson,|| UPSE President||

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Did You Know?

Posted March 15, 2023, 9:13am

UPSE is divided into 19 Locals, each based upon the type of service delivery, geographic area, or employer. Each Local …

- ensures members are kept up to date by holding at least four local meetings per year

- encourages members to share their workplace issues and concerns

- maintains a communication network with the other locals through UPSE’s Board of Directors

- selects worker representatives on worksite Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees

- promotes solidarity amongst the union membership and community

Your local elects its own executive comprised of a …

- Director

- Assistant Director

- Secretary

- Chief Steward and Stewards

What Local am I in?

Find your local on the UPSE website under “UPSE Locals”

Local Meetings

Notice of local meetings are posted on Union bulletin boards at the workplace, are emailed to members...

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New Collective Agreement: Lady Slipper Villa

Posted March 13, 2023, 3:44pm

The Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees has signed a new one year collective agreement with Lady Slipper Villa. Karen Jackson, UPSE President, thanks the bargaining team for their hard work in negotiating a fair wage and benefit package for the membership.|| Pic L-R: Jason Rendell (UPSE Executive Director), Jason Lee (CEO, PEI Seniors Homes), and Troy Warren (UPSE LRO).|| || ||

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UPSE Contest Winner: Jeff Corrigan (Local 17)

Posted March 13, 2023, 1:43pm

UPSE Holland College member Jeff Corrigan (Programmer Analyst) wins a tablet after participating in the Local 17 Member Engagement Survey contest.|| Pic L-R: Jason Rendell (UPSE Executive Director) and Jeff Corrigan (Local 17)||

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Update to Civil Ratification Meetings dates and locations

Posted March 13, 2023, 10:34am

Please note the following updates to the Civil Service Ratification Meetings. || There have been changes to locations and dates since the ratification packages were mailed out last week. Please spread the word of these updated locations and dates.|| DATETIMELOCATIONMARCH 21, 20234:30 - 5:30 PMACCESS O'LEARY BOARDROOMMARCH 21, 20236:30 - 7:30 PM***SUMMERSIDE LIBRARY*** (location change)MARCH 22, 20235:00 - 6:00 PM***ACCESS MONTAGUE*** (location change)***MARCH 23, 2023*** (date change)5:00 - 6:00 PMUPSE BOARDROOM - CHARLOTTETOWN

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Bargaining Update for Civil Service/IRAC/WCB

Posted March 10, 2023, 11:12am

Your Negotiating Team reached a tentative agreement on January 31, 2023.

The ratification kits are being mailed out today (March 10, 2023) to UPSE members in Civil Service/IRAC/WCB. The kits contain the tentative agreement details for your review as well as your ballot and a return envelope with postage prepaid.

Please review the information and vote to accept or reject the tentative agreement using your ballot. The deadline for the receipt of returned ballots to the Union office is 4:00 p.m. on March 30th, 2023.

At 1:00 p.m. on March 31, 2023, the votes will be counted, and the decision of the membership will be available on the UPSE website at and on social media.

If you do not receive a ratification kit in the mail by March 20, 2023, please contact the UPSE office at 902-892-5335 or email

UPSE Proud!

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