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Today we remember Louise Pargeter

October 6, 2017

Today, we remember Louise Pargeter, a USGE member who died on October 6, 2004, while performing her duties as a Community Parole officer in Yellowknife....

USGE hosts pizza lunch for pay centre employees

September 11, 2017

On August 30th, 2017, USGE National President Stan Stapleton, Regional Vice President Lynette Robinson, Acting Regional Vice President Laurie Ann Wesselby and a group of...

USGE updates position on CSC pilot programs

August 17, 2017

As of Thursday, August 10th, USGE continues to be in discussions with CSC related to the Dynamic Risk Assessment for Offender Reintegration (DRAOR) and Electronic...

USGE requires a Case Management Assistant

August 2, 2017

USGE requires a Case Management Assistant. This bilingual position is being advertised to fill a term at USGE National Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario to March...

Labour Board upholds USGE/PSAC complaint

July 27, 2017

Over 50 USGE members, working in the Pacific Region of the Correctional Service Canada, whose hours of work were changed in 2014 during bargaining with...

​TB collective agreements now posted

July 20, 2017

The new collective agreements for three of the Treasury Board units are now available...

Note to EB group members: We have not yet received...

RCMP Civilian Members: Q&A

July 20, 2017

Unions and Collective Bargaining 1. Unionization, what is it all about?

Unions are legal entities whose role and responsibility is to negotiate collective agreements...

Day 4 and Convention wraps up!

July 15, 2017

Day 3 of the USGE 2017 convention concluded with evening festivities including a terrific performance of Ghanaian dancing and drumming and a rousing and interactive...

Lack of mental health support for RCMP members

May 17, 2017

USGE is currently examining the Auditor General’s report regarding mental health support for RCMP members. We will be paying particular attention to ensuring that the...

​Quebec SESG members rally against Phoenix

May 4, 2017


Last Saturday, April 29, USGE members participated in the Phoenix mobilization day. They visited Liberal MPs from all regions of Quebec and demonstrations took place...

National Day of Mourning

April 28, 2017

The National Day of Mourning, held on April 28, has been established to remember those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness...

CBC features USGE member in new show

March 17, 2017

On March 16th, CBC launched Keeping Canada Safe, a high-profile, eight-part documentary series featuring everyday heroes. Hamza Al-Baghdadi, one of our USGE members, was interviewed...

Phoenix: Questions and answers

February 28, 2017

UPDATED February 28, 2017

I have not received my correct pay. What should I do? How long will it take to resolve my pay issue? How...

Phoenix Tool Kit

February 21, 2017

Help for PSAC members with Phoenix-related problems and questions


Emergency pay

Departments have flexibility to issue emergency pay to employees affected by Phoenix

File a...

Ratification Kits are ready

February 16, 2017

After two-and-a-half years of negotiations, the PSAC bargaining teams finally reached a tentative agreement with Treasury Board for the EB, SV, PA and TC groups....

Component Pride

January 19, 2017

Kara Wieler, Halpreet Gill, Sharon Bull and Maggie Human


A Young Local President’s Perspective

by Sharon Bull

The first time I walked into my Local’s AGM...

Scholarship Applications due February 1, 2017

January 12, 2017

The USGE Scholarship Program offers three scholarships: two $2,500.00 Louise Pargeter National Scholarships and one Lynn Ray National Scholarship for $2,500.00. Scholarships are available to...

USGE's year in review

December 23, 2016

Dear members,

What a year 2016 has been!

On behalf of USGE and all of our Regional Vice Presidents, I want to wish...

Riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary

December 16, 2016

Following Wednesday’s riot, USGE Regional Vice President, Barry Stolar, traveled to the Saskatchewan Pen to talk with USGE members, assist the Local Executive, and provide...

Watch USGE’s latest video

December 2, 2016

Last week, USGE launched our latest, one minute, video on Parliament Hill. This video was developed as part of USGE’s ambitious National Public Safety Campaign...

Support for bringing back Prison Farms!

November 28, 2016

Thanks to all our members who completed the online survey, and to those in Kingston who participated in the town hall. USGE supports (and has...

USGE’s position on Parole Officer training

November 23, 2016

USGE's National President, Stan Stapleton, will be meeting with Don Head, the Commissioner of Correctional Service Canada on December 1st to discuss a number of...

Phoenix Update

November 17, 2016

The government has posted an update on Phoenix here.

Solidarity Breakfast in Edmonton

November 9, 2016

A couple of weeks ago Edmonton had their 1st Annual Area Council Solidarity Breakfast. Two of the guest speakers were the Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister...

USGE Members Rally to Fix Phoenix

November 2, 2016

On October 31, 2016 USGE members came together in Ottawa and across the country to highlight the significant problems that many of our members are...

Should you file a Phoenix Grievance?

October 24, 2016

While the government has announced that employees who have incurred financial expenses because of pay problems may submit a claim, USGE is still encouraging members...

Government repeals anti-union legislation

October 20, 2016

On Wednesday, Parliament voted to adopt Bill C-4, a government bill that repeals the previous Conservative government’s controversial anti-union bills C-377 and C-525.

Earlier this year,...

15-15-15

October 11, 2016

The USGE mobilization committee recently launched a new mobilization campaign called 15-15-15. The idea of this campaign is to have members rally on the...

Today we remember…

October 6, 2016

Today, we remember Louise Pargeter, a USGE member who died on October 6, 2004, while performing her duties as a Community Parole officer in Yellowknife....