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CULE Shines the Light on Non-Responsive Employer

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

For the last 18 months a variety of issues have been raised by CULE at the National Union/Management Consultation (UMC) meetings. Unfortunately, the employer has failed to respond in whole or in part to a majority of those issues. Not only is this frustrating for your representatives at the UMC meetings but we expect that […]

PSAC Convention Report – May 3

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Despite some glitches with the electronic voting system delegates elected Robyn Benson as National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Chris Aylward was elected NVP. CULE will be meeting with both of them on May 4.

PSAC Convention report – May 2

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

There were a number of resolutions passed today none of which had the significance of yesterday’s content. General Resolutions on anti-bullying campaign and safe drinking water for first nations both passed unanimously. A Constitution Committee resolution calling for all DCL’s to be put into a DCL Component was tabled. Finally, a resolution calling for full […]

PSAC Convention Report – May 1

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

After much debate the special levy ($2.58/per member, per month) related to the PSAC staff pension plan was passed by the delegates. The budget was also passed by the delegates. A couple of other resolutions which were dealt with by the Convention was an increase to the Political Action line item (.26 cents dues increase); […]

PSAC Convention Report – April 30

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The first full day of Triennial Convention was spent debating the budget. The main items of debate were related to the budget as a whole; special levy for staff pension plan and a special levy which will kick in if the PSAC membership drops below 170,000. A referral back to the Finance Committee to remove […]

Appel : groupe de travail interne, sur le fait français / Call Out: French Language Working Group

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Bonjour consoeurs et confrères, Mes excuses pour les fautes d’orthographes et de grammaire!! M. John Gordon aimerait mettre sur pied un groupe de travail interne, sur le fait français à l’AFPC. Il aimerait que l’UCES participe avec les autres syndicats de l’AFPC. L’exécutif de l’UCES voudrait savoir si vous désirez participer à ce groupe de […]

CULE/PSAC Consultation – Benefit Plans

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Sisters and Brothers, As you will surely recall, CULE recommended the ratification of the tentative agreement we reached with PSAC back in April 2011 with the understanding and commitment from the Employer that meaningful discussions would take place before any changes are made to our Extended Health Benefits Plan. The Employer made it clear to […]

Festive wishes from the CULE Executive

Monday, December 19th, 2011

À tous les membres de l’UCES:  Joyeuses Fêtes et Bonne Année! To all CULE members:  Have a safe and festive holiday season

Negotiations training meeting for Reps

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Many of you are aware that the Employer unilaterally decided to exclude Regional Representatives in the field who do negotiations from an upcoming training opportunity. A Negotiations Meeting will still take place November 1-4, 2011 but no Regional Representatives who handle negotiations in the field will be present. Only Regional/National Negotiators, research officers and admin […]

CULE guidelines for social acknowledgments

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The directors are responsible for the membership in their regions. If a member becomes seriously ill, has a serious accident, retires, dies, has a death in their immediate family, gets married, or has a baby; it is the responsibility of the director to ensure that appropriate acknowledgement is extended.

To-date, acknowledgements have not been consistent. It is hoped that the following guidelines will ensure that all members receive equal acknowledgement of memorable events which occur in their lives.