UPSE Members Keeping Our Roads Clear and Safe!

January 5, 2018


UPSE thanks our members for clearing the snow from our roads and keeping our roads safe for travel. Our members work hard to ensure the safety of all Islanders and to ensure we can all get to where we are going each and every day! (see article)


National Union's Scholarship Program for 2018

January 5, 2018


Each year, the 370,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) offers 5 scholarships of $1,500 each that reflect its pursuit of equal opportunity for workers.

Entrants must be the children, grandchildren or foster children or grandchildren of members or retirees of the National Union and who are planning to enter the 1st year of a Canadian public, post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis in 2018.  All scholarships awarded will be based on the best 750 — 1,000 word essay (see topics and more info).  The deadline for applications and essays is July 6, 2018. There may be additional requirements for each scholarship.

PEI UPSE Bursary Winners for 2017

January 2, 2018

Each year, UPSE proudly awards a scholarship and nine bursaries to students attending college or university. UPSE believes in the power of education, and understands the importance of working towards a degree or professional designation. UPSE’s bursary and scholarship program helps reduce some of the economic burden that students face.  Kristen Strongman is the winner of the Laurie Jenkins Scholarship for 2017 valued at $1000.  Jimmy Rogers is the winner of the Julie MacKay Bursary for 2017 valued at $500.  All other bursaries are valued at $500.


Pic L-R: Karen Jackson (President, UPSE), David Miller, Kristen Strongman, Kayla Strongman, Joseph Weatherby, Brooke Smallman, Krista Gillis, Miah Donahue and Chrissy Murphy (Chair, Public Relations and Recreation / Convention Committee).

Winners not in the picture are: Iman Taha, Jimmy Rogers and Tara Garnhum-Acorn.  


UPSE E-mail Difficulties

January 2, 2018

UPSE is currently not able to view any incoming e-mails because of technical problems. To communicate with UPSE staff in the meanwhile, please call the union office at 902-892-5335 or toll free at 1-800-897-8773.

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2017









UPSE Holiday Hours

December 21, 2017



The union office will close on Thursday, December 21 at noon (12 p.m.) and will reopen on December 27, 28 and 29 (8:30 - 4:30 p.m.), and then back to regular hours on January 2, 2017 (8:00 - 4:30 p.m.).

The Accent

December 20, 2017

Check out the latest edition of The Accent: Karen Jackson, on behalf of UPSE's executive, board of directors and staff, wishes all members a happy and safe holiday season (see Accent).

Highlights: UPSE's 56th Annual Convention

December 20, 2017


Check out the highlights from UPSE's 56th Annual Convention including key issues facing the membership, guest speaker presentations, resolutions, member of the year, executive election results, UPSE giving back and more (see highlights).


UPSE Supports CBC Feed a Family Campaign

December 13, 2017

dfPEI UPSE donated 34 turkeys to the CBC Feed a Family Campaign. UPSE's Board of Directors set the pace with a $500 donation and the UPSE membership matched this with another $500. Karen Jackson, (UPSE President), said "our union believes in supporting communities and we recognize that this time of year can be hard for a lot of people. If we can help in any way to make things a little bit easier then it is a worthwhile cause."

Pic L-R: Jay Scotland (CBC), Karen Jackson (UPSE President), and Kevin Gotell (UPSE Secretary Treasurer)

2017 Montreal Massacre Service

December 7, 2017


Karen Jackson (UPSE President) and Eileen LeClair (PEI Silent Witness program), lit a candle in memory of Sonia Pelletier who died in the Montreal Massacre in 1989. The memorial service is coordinated by the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women as part of the Purple Ribbon Campaign Against Violence.

First mourn, then work for change

Please keep your purple ribbons to wear during PEI Family Violence Prevention Week, February 11 to 17, 2018.


National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

December 6, 2017

dThe Prince Edward Island Union of Public Sector Employees commemorates the 14 young women who died because they were women on December 6, 1989 at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. It is important that we remember this tragedy and consider the women and girls for whom violence is a reality. As a community it is paramount that we work together to eliminate violence against women.



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