Category Archives: Did you know?

Message from the President

The Public Service Commission of Canada includes an investigations unit and the following website links will describe the functions that are performed therein: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/inv-enq/index-eng.htm Example of founded complaint:  Plagiarism http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/inv-enq/sum-res/sec-art69/10-11-03-eng.htm The plagiarism allegation that was founded is important because it is common … Continue reading

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Information for Members on the Performance Management Initiative: A Local Perspective

Performance Management Program – What is it? The Performance Management initiative has been advertised as a tool for managers to use in order to establish realistic expectations for employees – expectations that are to be defined, measurable and achievable.

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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 … Continue reading

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We are all affected!

We are all affected! Two lunchtime sessions are being provided for the purpose of the Local President or an associate to discuss the current phase of the “We Are All Affected” campaign and the importance of re-pledging to the Public … Continue reading

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Message from the President – Response to Tony Clement’s Speech to Senior Management Officials on Poor Employee Performance in the Public Service

I have received a number of calls from Local members and other public servants expressing their concerns about recent statements made by Treasury Board President Tony Clement in his recent speech to senior managers on the ‘new’ Directive on Performance … Continue reading

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Message from the President: Bangladesh Garment Factories Disaster Update

I am following up on my recent post about this tragic story. Already this tragic story is receiving less and less media coverage, but it is one of the most horrific industrial tragedies in recent history involving innocent people who … Continue reading

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Message From The President – Globalization and Outsourcing

I wanted to share with our members the following story which is directly quoted from CNN, CNN News, April 26, 2013 by Anna McMullen – More than 300 dead in Bangladesh building collapse. Here the writer talks about outsourcing and … Continue reading

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Message From The President – The Value of Union Dues

Times are not easy financially for anyone and I fully recognize that we need to have value for our dollars and we SHOULD receive value for our dollars.

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Sometimes bad things happen to good people…being a member of Union Local 70713 is your best interest

A message from Rotha Lennox, President of Local 70713 Union Membership is like an insurance policy… How many people would buy a house or a car and not insure it against accidental loss or circumstances beyond your control? Being part … Continue reading

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Todd Panas, Component President of the Union of Environment Workers (UEW), received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

This past September, Environment Canada employees nominated our Component President of the Union of Environment Workers (UEW) Mr. Todd Panas, for the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to acknowledge and show appreciation for his exemplary achievements that have helped … Continue reading

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