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Message from the President of Local 70713, Rotha Lennox Canada’s Working Class

I wanted to share with our members a recent article featured in the Ottawa Citizen that talks about Canada’s working class. The author shares his thoughts about the Temporary Foreign Workers program in Canada and its implications for the Canadian working class. 

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Message from the President, Local 70713

As President of Local 70713, I am pleased to be able to share with our members a letter of thanks that was sent to our National President (of the Union of Environment Workers – UEW) Mr. Todd Panas.  Even though this is a story about a member from another Local, her story is worth sharing as it is a great example of the kind of service and support being provided by our National UEW President, the National UEW office, and at all other levels of representation.  I think it is important that we communicate the benefits of union membership and for members to know the kind of support that is being provided.

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The 3 R’s & The 3 A’s – Feeling Keys

One of the most important tool – ever! This stuff really should be taught in schools.
This is an awesome tool when someone is having problems coming to terms with uncomfortable feelings, which applies to almost everyone at some time or another..

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Do you want to exchange positions? We could help you

The job exchange allows a person declared “opting” in the context of a work force adjustment to exchange their job for that of another employee who wishes to leave the public service.

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Emergency Distress Lines for Ottawa & Region

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health Strategies – Videos

The Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace has a website that contains a lot of helpful and interesting information on creating mental health strategies in the workplace.

The link below features a number of short videos that deal with these issues and may be helpful to members who affected by friends, family or co-workers who are struggling with mental health problems, or may themselves be dealing with their own mental health issues.

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What are compassionate care benefits?

The text below has been copied from the Service Canada Employment Insurance Compassionate Care Benefits publication

One of the most difficult times for anyone is when a loved one is dying or at risk of death. The demands of caring for a gravely ill family member can jeopardize both your job and the financial security of your family. The Government of Canada believes that, during such times, you should not have to choose between keeping your job and caring for your family.

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Who owns the rights?

Without a union, employers have almost all the rights. They can change your pay and working conditions at any time as long as they do not violate certain laws, like the minimum wage.  Any benefits you receive are at the discretion of your employer.

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When Trouble Hits!

Having been a union representative for many years, the number of members who come to us for the 1st time after 15-25 years of trouble-free service in the Federal Government never ceases to amaze me.  Generally speaking, the reasons for the meeting are because something changed and that change has negatively affected the member’s work life.  The problem may stem from organizational changes or reporting hierarchy, or a manager whose management “style” makes the member’s life difficult, and it gets tougher and tougher for them to get motivated to come to work each day.  Finally, the situation becomes unbearable and the member either has to leave (retirement or stress leave) or work with us to resolve the problems and restore respect and productivity.

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Building Blocks For Life

By Jackie Lee Agnew

Career Coaching: 9 Key Things I Tell Clients Looking for a New Career!