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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,...


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....


September 22, 2016

With the Phoenix pay system debacle, staff at the Miramichi pay centres are working long hours struggling to deliver pay to individuals working in 46...

Victory for USGE members

September 15, 2016

Federal Labour Relations Board Finds CSC’s Attendance Management Program Discriminated Against Employees

Ottawa: On August 16th, 2016, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board...

Ross Monk Deceased

September 14, 2016

Ross Monk, Honorary Member

of the

Union of Solicitor General Component (U.S.G.E)

Brother Ross Monk, a long...

PSAC returns to bargaining table...

September 12, 2016

Time to see if the Liberals’ promise of respect is real

Our bargaining teams return to negotiations with Treasury Board this week, and the results...

WSF 2016 - a huge success!

August 18, 2016

The World Social Forum has come to an end but with more than 50,000 people in attendance and 1,500 activities offered, it was a...

USGE at the World Social Forum

August 12, 2016

Check out the fabulous crew representing USGE at the World Social Forum happening in Montreal right now. The goal of the WSF 2016 is...


July 17, 2016

The 2017 PSAC NATIONAL EQUITY CONFERENCES will be held March 24 to 28, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, under the theme...

Save Our Farms - Online Public Consultation

July 8, 2016

Some of you may remember USGE’s participation in the Save Our Farms campaign from 2009. Despite the campaign’s efforts, all prison farms had been closed...

USGE supports our bargaining teams!

June 19, 2016

On June 8th, USGE members from across the country took part in a show of solidarity. From the Atlantic provinces, to the West, to the...

New Mental Health Steering Committee

April 30, 2016

USGE cares about the mental health of our members. For this reason we're participating in CSC's Mental Health Steering Committee. For more information, please follow...

USGE Regional Conferences in full swing!

April 23, 2016

USGE regional conferences began this week in Toronto (April 18 & 19) and
in Montréal (April 21 & 22). Delegates have heard updates from the
National President...

Bargaining update

April 15, 2016

Please see below for the latest bargaining update from PSAC:

USGE requires a Labour Relations Officer

March 22, 2016

USGE is conducting an anticipatory staffing process to staff indeterminate and/or term positions within the National Office. The positions would be opening starting April 2016....

​Lynette's Second Dispatch from Guatemala

March 21, 2016

USGE Member, Lynette Robinson, working with a colleague in Guatemala

" We've spent our last few days working with the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA) in...

USGE's first Federal Pre-Budget Submission

March 17, 2016

In February, USGE created our first ever pre-budget submission. In it you will note that we recommend five steps the government could take to improve...

Bargaining Updates

March 16, 2016

Please see below for the latest bargaining updates from PSAC: TC FB PA SV EB


USGE Dispatch from Guatemala

February 25, 2016

by Lynette Robinson, USGE RVP (RCMP, Justice, PPSC)

I am so pleased to be a part of this year's delegation to Guatemala, as a young worker,...

USGE National Office Moves Up!

February 23, 2016

Over the weekend, the USGE National Office moved from the 6th floor to the 10th floor of the PSAC building in Ottawa. We are now...

Member safety remains top priority for USGE

February 18, 2016

Following the incident that occurred on Friday, February 12th, 2016, at the Dorchester Penitentiary (New Brunswick), USGE is reiterating its commitment to ensuring USGE member...

Treasury Board Bargaining Update

February 6, 2016

Treasury Board bargaining teams met this week for the first time since the election of the new Liberal government. We brought forward proposals addressing the...

USGE requires a Senior Policy Analyst

January 27, 2016

Invitation to apply in this competitive process is being made to:

1. employees of U.S.G.E. (Unifor Local 2025)
2. employees of the P.S.A.C. and its Components
3. U.S.G.E....

USGE's Latest Memes

January 7, 2016

Please see below for USGE's latest memes.

Check out our USGE Facebook and Twitter accounts and feel free to share!