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YEU Newsletter, June 2021

In this issue: YEU Triennial Convention planning; YG and City of Whitehorse Bargaining Updates; Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention Training; New PSAC REVP North; YG OH&S Failure; Accommodations Practices at YG's DMU Read more

Honouring our Strength; National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

As we turn our minds to National Indigenous Peoples Day I wonder, what we do have to celebrate? As a proud Tlingit/Tagish woman from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, I hope my relations can find reasons to celebrate our resilience on June 21st.  Our cultures and languages were once almost lost,... Read more

Union Orientation for YG Workers in Continuing Care

All employees who work in Continuing Care are invited to attend an Orientation to Your Union session. Whether you are new to the job or not, you can plan to come and connect with your Union. Join us for a 45-minute session to find out about your rights in the... Read more

Today, we Remember

Canada’s Parliament passed the Workers Mourning Day Act in 1991, enshrining April 28 as a National Day of Mourning eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress. Today the Day of Mourning is observed in more than 100 countries, is recognized as Workers’ Memorial... Read more

Day of Mourning 2021, Yukon

  The Human Cost of COVID-19 Canada’s unions are marking the National Day of Mourning by calling attention to the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. For over a year, the world has faced unprecedented upheaval due to COVID-19. The virus and its variants have wrought havoc on our society... Read more

Occupational Health & Safety Failure at Yukon Government

A recent review of documents obtained through ATIPP and provided anonymously to YEU makes it clear that the Public Service Commission of the Yukon Government has consistently failed to provide meaningful leadership in the arena of health and safety. How many Health & Safety audits has the Government of Yukon... Read more

Unions and Climate Change

We Are All in This Together. COVID-19 quickly reminded everyone on the planet of how we are truly all connected. In response to the devasting impacts of the pandemic, governments around the world made swift decisions to protect the public and implemented unprecedented emergency measures. As a result, we have... Read more

YEU Newsletter, March 2021

In this issue: YEU pays tribute to two leaders in the Yukon labour movement, Percy Andrews and Jo-Anne Smith. Unions & Climate Change - We're All in This Together; David Anderson leaves YEU; Time Out Yukon and more. Read online here: Read more

YEU President Responds to Sandy Silver

February 16, 2021 "It's simply not true that 60 per cent of continuing care workers were off the job last Friday, and I think that's irresponsible to spread misinformation and potentially stoking fears about the vaccine rollout," Silver said. Premier Silver: It seems there is a lot of misinformation floating... Read more
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