To the UHEW Membership,
2020 has been quite an unprecedented year as the Covid-19 pandemic has not only affected us Canadians but the whole globe. As we are at the end of this year, we should not focus on the difficulties, hardship and sorrow 2020 has brought but on the triumphs and those who made them possible.
I wish to personally thank all our members who, through this pandemic,
continuously provided services and protection to our Country, its citizens and its environment. Our UHEW membership was on the frontlines, keeping us safe!
Even though we do not know what 2021 will bring, this New Year means new dreams and new achievements. Let us all embrace 2021 with much needed hopes and happiness.
On behalf of the UHEW National Council and Staff, I want you to know that we are tirelessly working on ensuring the health and safety for all our members!
I want to wish you, your family and dear ones a very Happy and Safe New Year.
A majority of PSAC members in the Program and Administrative (PA), Technical Services (TC), Education and Library Science (EB), and PSAC-UTE (Canada Revenue Agency) bargaining units have voted in favour of their respective tentative agreements. The four units represent nearly 110,000 federal public service workers who have gone above and beyond to support Canadians during this pandemic.
The new collective agreements for the PA, TC and EB groups cover the 2018-2021 period, while the new PSAC-UTE collective agreement covers the 2016-2021 period. All agreements provide for fair wages, no concessions and improved working conditions.
PSAC has reached an equitable settlement for 140,000 federal public service workers for compensation due to Phoenix damages.
A relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days (or whatever your step back may be), does not decrease your value.
Take your time, do some self-care, even if it’s just being proud that you got through another day. Reflect on the progress you’ve made.
You are strong: One step back is nothing when you look at the journey you’ve already made.
You aren’t alone.