Tips for the Chairperson

One way to ensure orderly procedure of business at a meeting is to have an agenda prepared beforehand. It is customary for the Local By-Laws to contain an order of business for meetings of the Local, and the agenda for a particular meeting to be based on the Order of Business and the items of …

How to Support a Co-worker Experiencing Mental Health Issues

Public Safety Personnel (PSP) can experience extremely high levels of job-related stress. Their exposures to job-related stressors can increase their risk for developing mental health symptoms associated with generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. This fact sheet is from the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. https://www.cipsrt-icrtsp.ca/assets/how-to-support-a-co-worker-2021.pdf

How to handle grievances

This document has been created as a reference and is a live working document, meaning this document can be changed, added to and  edited as required. We are hoping this is a helpful tool. Any comments or changes can be forwarded to the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employee (UVAE) office for implementation. Service Officer: The …

Individual Grievance Wording- 699 Denial Leave With Pay

Details of Grievance: I grieve the Employer’s refusal to grant me “699 leave” with pay, requested on _________ (request date) and denied on ________ (refusal date), when I was unable to work regular hours due to childcare responsibilities related to COVID-19. (If you are under the Program and Administrative Services (PA) collective agreement, insert:) This …

The right to refuse unsafe work

There has been a lot of questions regarding the Right to Refuse, therefore, UVAE felt it important to share information on the process so that members know what their rights are and the process to follow. If you have any concern, please contact your Regional Vice President (RVP) who will coordinate with the National Office.  …