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Below you will find links to many of the issues we are currently addressing here at the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees. These perspectives may include news releases, editorials, or general comments we have about issues affecting our members or the general public.


January 12, 2017 UPSE Supports Members at Mill River
October 25, 2016 Government Continues to Privatize Liquor Sales in PEI
April 28, 2016 Workers Have Right to Organize: UPSE
May 9, 2016 Healthcare Equality Important
April 29, 2016 Mill River Leased to Private Company
March 17, 2016 Bully Free Workplace Program
February 25, 2016 PEI UPSE Has a Heart
February 3, 2016 UPSE Supports Need for Child Advocate
December 16, 2015 Unions are Democratic Organizations
September 29, 2015 Karen Jackson wins Presidential Election
September 18, 2015 UPSE Supports Blood Service Workers
July 3, 2015 It's Time to Work Together on Retirement Security
June 12, 2015 Proposed changes to the Income Tax Act
May 29, 2015 Bovyer responds to Mills’ article entitled Attitudes toward change
February 9, 2015 We don’t have to live with income and wealth inequality
December 19, 2014 Fair Taxation is a key Issue
August 21, 2014 Premiers can take positive action for fiscal stewardship
August 14, 2014

Public Town Hall Meeting: Tax Havens and Loopholes -

July 18, 2014 Province should apply same changes to deputy ministers' pension
May 14, 2014 UPSE Says Best Prices at Public Liquor Stores
May 2, 2014 Confederation Bridge Planning Cuts and Reduced Service
April 9, 2014 Government Should Accept Responsibility for Deficit
February 28, 2014 Letter to the Editor: "Two EI zones unfair to Islanders"
February 9, 2014 Government Wants to Justify Agency Stores
January 8, 2014 Government should invest extra revenue in public services
December 16, 2013 Impossible to predict anyone's pension.
December 16, 2013 Harper government slashing Canada Post jobs and service to millions of Canadians
December 10, 2013 Government not transparent about pension risks
November 13, 2013 UPSE Encourages All to Attend the Pension Rally
September 5, 2013 Letter to the Editor: Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Motto ... “Work Sick”
June 19, 2013 Press Release: Bovyer says CFIB interested in race to bottom on pensions
June 6, 2013 Letter to the Editor: “Let’s get down to brass tacks.”
April 9, 2013 Union opposes NDP Stance on MLA Compensation
April 4, 2013 Union not told about province’s plan...
March 27, 2013 UPSE Comments on 2013 Provincial Budget
March 18, 2013 Letter to The Editor
January 22, 2013 Letter to The Editor
November 16, 2012 Letter to The Editor
August 31, 2012 Debbie Bovyer Wins Presidential Election
July 27, 2012 Relocating Workers Not Without Cost
June 27, 2012 To the Dedicated Members of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees
June 11, 2012 Progress of PEI UPSE Health Collective Bargaining
June 06, 2012 PEI UPSE Launches Public Action Campaign
June 06, 2012 Letter to the Editor
May 24, 2012 Agency Liquor Stores on PEI a Mistake
May 07, 2012 Picking on the most vulnerable
May 01, 2012 PEI UPSE asks Minister to reconsider
April 20, 2012 President Ward addresses membership on job cuts.
April 19, 2012 Provincial government delivers Harper style budget
April 17, 2012 Cutting public service jobs not the answer
April 13, 2012 Firing property guards creates security and public safety issues
April 6, 2012 Throne speech in denial over cuts to public services
March 28, 2012 Province cuts over 200 seasonal jobs
March 12, 2012 Premier Ghiz announces health cuts for PEI
March 9, 2012 PEI UPSE and the province's ongoing fiscal challenges
February 21, 2012 PEI UPSE Has a Heart
January 16, 2012 Canadian Values Under Attack
January 9, 2012 Union Says Staffing Shortages Common for All Nurses
November 24, 2011 PEI UPSE in Halifax Supporting Funding for Health Care
November 23, 2011 PEI UPSE's 50th Annual Convention
July 28, 2011 Who's in charge of Health Care on PEI?
July 22, 2011 President Ward on Health PEI
June 22, 2011 Ghiz Government Turns its Back on Casual Employees
April 29, 2011 Province must create standard education for RCWs
April 26, 2011 Liberals Deny Employees their Bargaining Rights
April 11, 2011 Province's Vacancy Management Practice in Full Swing
February 25, 2011 Days of Action Supports Mental Health Awareness
February 14, 2011 PEI UPSE Donates $24,000 to Local Groups
January 7, 2011 President Ward explains that we have a tax fairness problem in Canada
December 22, 2010 Federal Government Stalls Pension Reform
December 20, 2010 PEI UPSE Congratulates Minister on Supporting Pension Reform
November 15, 2010 PEI UPSE Launches Campaign at 49th Annual Convention
November 4, 2010 PEI UPSE Urges Government to Halt Hydro-Fracking
October 20, 2010 PEI UPSE Health Members Awarded Contract
August 12, 2010 Harper Conservatives Cost Island Taxpayers Millions
July 12, 2010 Civil Service, IRAC and WCB Find No Resolve at Conciliation
June 28, 2010 Province's Hiring Practices are Discriminatory
June 1, 2010 Civil Service IRAC WCB Move to Conciliation
May 27, 2010 Why Gamble with Safety?
May 21, 2010 New model of care creating a lot of stress
April 7, 2010 Ghiz holds Public Service for Ransom
March 31, 2010 Unions should Work Together to Improve Health Care
March 23, 2010 Body and Paint Shop Move
March 12, 2010 Union and Department of Health Heading to Arbitration
March 11, 2010 Union against Two Tier Minimum Wage
March 10, 2010 Paint Shop from Milton to Tignish
March 8, 2010 Province Responsible for Deficit
February 24, 2010 Job Relocation Not the Answer
January 7, 2010 Is a Health Corporation Really the Answer?
December 22, 2009 PEI UPSE Health Negotiations move to Conciliation
Nov 27, 2009 Government singles out public service
Oct 20, 2009 LPNs not receiving appropriate education upgrade
Sept 28, 2009 Government must continue to fund early learning
Sept 14, 2009 PEI UPSE President Elected to Second Term
Aug 31, 2009 President Applauds Holland College Georgetown Expansion
July 31, 2009 No Plan in Place for P.E.I.'s Early Learning Sector
July 9, 2009 LPN Shortage Harming Island Health Care
January 20, 2009 Economic Stimulus must include long term investment in Public Services
January 12, 2009 Investing in Canada's Children makes Economic Sense - Unicef Childcare Report
December 2, 2008 PEI UPSE President applauds announcement
August 12, 2008 Unions join forces to fight Public Private Partnerships
June 30, 2008 Provincial Employees Ratify Three-Year Contract
May 22, 2008 UPSE, Provincial Government reach Tentative Agreement
May 9, 2008 School Bus Safety
April 30, 2008 Ward calls on Liberal Government to settle Civil Service Contract
April 29, 2008 Changing the Island's Kindergarten Structure
April 23, 2008 Comments meant to mislead public
April 14, 2008 Union President disappointed with lack of action to protect vulnerable workers
April 14, 2008 Holland College Faculty ratify three-year agreement
April 11, 2008 Another Health Care Review???
April 9, 2008 Relocation of Government Departments
February 14, 2008 Taxpayers dollars wasted on Government Initiatives 
February 14, 2008 Pension Fund Issues
February 14, 2008 PEI UPSE Has a Heart
February 7, 2008 Minister owes apology to members
January 28, 2008 PEI UPSE Files for Conciliation
January 22, 2008 Labour Activist was Inspiration to Many
January 15, 2008 Government Proposed Payroll Schedule Change
January 4, 2008 Holiday Workers
December 3, 2007 Public Private Partnerships
November 15, 2007 Workplace Harassment
November 23, 2007 Auxiliary Operators (Wingmen)
November 1, 2007 President Comments on 2007 Provincial Budget
October 13, 2007 Lack of Succession Planning in Provincial Government
September 13, 2007 Drug Costs
July 20, 2007 Civil Service Act and Casual Employees