Farewell, 2015

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This has been a busy and productive year for the Yukon Employees’ Union. Not without its challenges, 2015 offered YEU opportunities to stand up for Yukon Hospital Corp workers and Yukon’s school bus drivers. We saw new workers choose us as their representatives on the job as we organized new Locals in Haines Junction & Whitehorse. Dawson City employees joined forces with YG workers in the Klondike region to form a brand new super-local and we were BUSY!

We welcomed new staff to YEU, held training events & joined you in celebrating some important milestones. Our 50th Anniversary observance spanned the year and culminated in a great party in November. We bbq’d, skated, watched films together and celebrated Human Rights. Our members came for training, joined PSAC Committees and helped bring about important change in our communities. Thank you, YEU members. You are an inspiring group of individuals and we’re proud to work hard for and with you all year ’round.

From all of us to all of you, Happy New Year. May 2016 bring you health, happiness and peace.

Best Wishes,
Yukon Employees’ Union Staff & Executive

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I need to update my address with YEU AGAIN?!

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Have you recently moved, gotten married or divorced, changed your name or gender? Did you know that Canada’s privacy laws do not allow your employer to pass on any updates to your info? If you are receiving union newsletters at an old address, please make sure you call us or email the change of info ASAP.  We’ll do our best to get it changed for you  right away.

Oh dear.  You HAVE contacted us to make the change and you’re STILL getting mail where you shouldn’t?  We’re sorry! YEU has undergone a database change in the last year. While it is an improvement in how we manage your information and maintain case records, it’s been a steep learning curve.  Rest assured that our database is very secure but we’ll be honest… there have been a few bumps in the road as we implement the new system.

Some of you have called us already (sometimes more than once, gulp!) to change your info. We genuinely apologize if the change didn’t “take” at our end! Please take a few minutes & give us another chance to make it right.

There are several ways we stay in touch with our members. There’s the monthly hard copy newsletter, our website, a blog and an active Facebook page. We encourage you to sign up for the blog; you’ll receive emails when a new post goes up (at most 2-3 times per week). The blog often has articles that are not featured in our newsletter as well as information shared from around the web.

If you don’t like receiving your newsletter in hard copy we can sign you up for an electronic mailing list that will forward a link to the online version instead. As we work out the kinks with our new system please be patient… changing information on the email database list does not automatically trigger a change in our main database. Aaaaaahhh, technology!

YTPSA Newsletter September 1976

Have a read of this 1976 Yukon Territorial Public Service Association newsletter from our archives. Training, Convention, dues and bargaining input… sounds a lot like today’s YEU. The YTPSA was the precursor to the Yukon Employees’ Union as you know it today. We’ll share more of our history over the next year; 2015 marks 50 years as an organized workforce in the Territory!

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