HOT New Home Heating Fuel DISCOUNT for YEU/PSAC Members!

Heat truck isolatedYEU is very excited to announce that we have negotiated a heating fuel discount of 3 cents/litre off Heat Yukon’s fuel delivery market rate for our members! The discount will apply whether you choose auto-fill or on-call service.  Heat Yukon is proud to offer contract free delivery; you’re never locked in to service, there is no cancellation penalty and they offer flexible payment options including email money transfers.

Launched in August of 2014, the 100% Yukon owned heating fuel supply company has really taken off. With a focus on terrific service, flexible options and great pricing, Heat Yukon has quickly established a terrific reputation and a broad customer base.

The small group of partners are very proud of their 100% Yukon owned status; even the supplier of the fuel they deliver is wholly Yukon owned. With a staff of 5 and growing, managing partner Douma Alwarid and her team are excited about the future. The goal is to provide customer service unparalleled in the Yukon.  Douma says “fuel is fuel… anyone can deliver fuel. We want this to be a good experience for our customers”.

With the purchase of another fuel delivery truck and service partners in *almost every Yukon community, they are poised to make that happen.

If you choose the auto-fill option, Douma tells us the savings are most pronounced. There is an automatic 4 cent/litre reduction off market rate for those on auto-fill, and the additional 3 cent/ litre discount makes for a pretty great deal.  The average Whitehorse home uses about 3000 litres of fuel per year, so over a long cold winter the savings could really add up.

Here’s how to get the YEU/PSAC member discount:  Logo HeatYukon-md-all

1.  You’ll need to provide your YEU/PSAC Member Number; it’s on your membership card. Don’t have one? Call our office or email to request a new card. Our staff will provide you a “Member in good standing” letter to use while you wait for your new card.

2.  Visit, call Heat Yukon at 633-3322 OR email and decide which service suits you best. Not sure you want to commit? Try their on-call service and decide. No pressure. As Douma says, Heat it UP!

At YEU, we’re always looking for ways to improve life for our members.  To learn about OTHER YEU member benefits, visit

*not yet available in Dawson (sorry!)

The Food Bank Challenge… look what we DID!!

tammi till tape lighterWhen Whitehorse Food Bank‘s Executive Director Stephen Dunbar-Edge told CBC reporter Sandi Coleman things were looking bad he wasn’t kidding; the shelves were dangerously bare and emergency food hampers for the 1200 monthly clients were at risk.

YEU Local Y010 President Tammi Sikorski heard Stephen’s interview and decided to see how the Union could help. She spoke with her Local’s Executive and together they pledged what they could, issuing a challenge to other Locals to match their $700 donation. What happened next is the sort of thing that makes us all proud to be Yukoners.

Yukon Employees’ Union announced they would match the total donations pledged by the Locals, and  issued a challenge to its membership. Members were encouraged to make individual grocery purchases of $50 & take a photo of their purchase, posting it to the Yukon Employees’ Union Facebook page. By delivering  food directly to the Food Bank with a grocery receipt, name & address, donors receive a taxable donation receipt at the end of the tax year; that’s a win-win.

We also invited our members to join us for a massive scale shopping extravaganza on Saturday August 2nd. About 20 keen volunteers with carts and HUGE shopping lists loaded the Food Bank’s van and the Y010 trailer to the rafters, then delivered and shelved food at the Food Bank’s Alexander Street location. It was fantastic, energizing and FUN! It reminded all of us once again that unions really help keep the Unity in Community, and YE-Unity is pretty impressive!
The Food Bank needs consistent support. That support can be food or financial donations, but to provide emergency food for individuals and families in crisis they, need sustainable and reliable funding they can count on.

Consider becoming a Food Bank donor. The donation options are outlined on their website. Green Apple donors agree to a monthly contribution of $10 or more, allowing a predictable income and operating budget for the organization. Want to volunteer? Contact them at 393-BANK(2265) or through their website, Volunteers are always needed and summer is a particularly challenging time, with many volunteers away.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our fund and food drive. We want to extend our gratitude to the folks at Superstore too; they added $200 to our shopping budget and waived a bulk order fee allowing us to spend all the donated funds on much needed food. In all, Locals Y010, Y011, Y023, Y017 and Y024 and Y034 made donations which, when matched by YEU totalled $6500. Thanks everyone!


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