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  • NHU - News - April 2009
    Gilles brings us a lengthy and deep involvement with the labour movement that will well serve our members An executive member of the union representing employees of the E B Eddy paper mill in Gatineau Gilles was a founding member of the newly created Canadian Paperworkers Union in 1974 Shortly thereafter Gilles was hired as a Regional Representative in the National Capital Regional Office of our bargaining agent the Public

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  • NHU - News - April 2008
    National President Tony Tilley NHU National Vice President Patricia Todd and Del Duffield Bertha Gleich and Fern Gore Convention delegate and fraternal delegate credential forms now available for downloading on our Web site Posted April 8 2008 Official credential forms for delegates and fraternal delegates to next August s NHU Triennial National Convention are now available for downloading on this Web site The forms are posted on our Convention Web page accessible by clicking either HERE or on the Convention logo on the main page of this site It is imperative that delegates and fraternal delegates pay particular attention to the instructions for printing completing and handling of these credential forms These instructions appear both at the bottom of the forms and as an introduction to downloading these critical documents NHU Dues Checker back by popular demand Posted April 5 2008 The NHU Dues Checker one of the most popular Web site features ever introduced by our union is back In 2006 we first posted these series of charts listing dues amounts per Group and Level on a Local by Local basis We were required to remove it from our Web site during the controversy over the reallocation of our former Income security Program members Since the the demand to make this information permanently available on our Web site has been nothing less than overwhelming Now that an initial burst of activity around the restructuring of our union is complete we have been able to turn our attention to the updating and rebuilding of our Dues Checker information To access Dues Checker information click on this logo on the main page of our web site You ll first be asked to select a region of the country before arriving at a listing of all UHW Locals in that particular region

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  • NHU - News - April 2007
    employees It is about time that senior management started dealing in good faith with Service Canada workers and their unions instead of hiding behind electronic surveys Culture Survey gives Service Canada workers the chance to send wake up call to senior management Posted April 16 2007 Anyone glancing at a newspaper or listening to the radio knows that Service Canada is spending millions of taxpayer s dollars to try and build the public awareness it has failed to achieve since it was launched in 2005 Having touted what it likes to call its goal of providing Canadians with seamless easily accessible personalized service senior management has only now apparently decided to ask Service Canada employees if its claims are true Over the next three weeks all Service Canada workers will be e mailed a request from an outside polling company to participate in the employer s so called organization wide survey on our culture of service excellence This electronic survey which will run from April 15 to May 7 is being conducted by EKOS Research Associates which has frequently received Service Canada largess Given the increasingly frustrating situation faced by Service Canada workers and SDAs and other ISP providers in particular this survey offers us a chance to inject a little reality into the senior management s rhetoric The NHWU accordingly urges all Service Canada workers to take part in this survey Senior management wants to hear from you So let s send them a clear unmistakable message NHWU major participant in Joint Learning Program initiative Posted April 12 2007 The NHWU is a major participant in one of the most successful joint union employer initiatives in the federal public service the Joint Learning Program In fact two of the 12 JLP union regional coordinators are from our own union Manon Bouchard in Quebec and Susan Jardine in British Columbia As well a number of NHWU members serve as volunteer facilitators of JLP courses Susy Bartolozzi Ontario Sonia Bellevue Quebec Elizabeth Cannon Ontario Edmond Kwan Ontario Michael MacLean NCR Steve McCuaig NCR Genie McDougall Ontario Patricia Benders Ontario Pauline Pitcher Ontario Carole Samson Quebec The JLP is a partnership between our bargaining agent the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Public Service Human Resources Management Agency of Canada PHSRMAC wins the grand prize for longest acronym in the federal public service The program fills a training void that would otherwise likely go unaddressed As the JLP Web site itself explains The JLP is intended to provide joint union management learning opportunities in areas where both parties have significant roles and responsibilities and for which the employer does not already have a legal obligation to provide training It is our aim that the JLP contributes to a better understanding of the respective roles of union and management and to improvements in labour relations within our workplace Five JLP courses are currently on offer Anti Harassment Respecting Differences Anti Discrimination Collective Agreement Union Management Consultation and Facilitator Training Interested members can

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  • NHU - News - May 2010
    Relief as Health Canada agrees to keep Fort Qu Appelle office open Relief as Health Canada agrees to keep Fort Qu Appelle office open Posted May 31 2010 The NHU has welcomed the decision by Health Canada not to close its Fort Qu Appelle office and consolidate its services in Regina Our union had made the case to the employer that the local population was best served by having direct

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  • NHU - News - May 2009
    please pass it on to them While these former Income Security Program workers are no longer NHU members we agreed to continue to pursue the grievance when the SDA II s and other ISP workers were transferred in 2007 to their new PSAC Component the Canada Employment and Immigration Union NHU urges former SDA II s to take action as Service Canada outrageously reneges on reclassification agreement Posted May 14 2009 If you owed the government money signed a binding agreement to pay up and then unilaterally changed your mind and refused to honour your signature you could reasonably count on getting a not so friendly knock on the door from the authorities Right But when Service Canada senior management does the same thing they walk away laughing True That just happened to some of Service Canada s 800 Service Delivery Agent II s who had been waiting since 1996 for a grievance settlement that would see them properly classified and paid When the NHU launched a work description grievance campaign 13 long years ago employees worked in Processing Walk in and Phone units of Social Development Canada s Income Security Programs After years of delays most caused by deliberate stalling and incompetence on the part of management a final third level grievance settlement was signed off on August 30 2005 The employer s signature on the binding document was that of Phil Jensen until recently Service Canada s Assistant Deputy Minister of the People and Culture Branch Jensen by the way is now conveniently retired and flourishing we trust on his well earned executive pension Under the terms of the grievance settlement all CR 05 positions within the three modes of service of ISP now housed in Service Canada were to be reclassified based on the mutually AGREED TO JOB DESCRIPTION Tony Tilley NHU National President with just some of the paper work from the 13 year battle for the proper classification of SDA II s The department did eventually agree to honour the supposedly non classified and non implemented agreement for those employees in the processing units However we said at the time that the union and its members considered this only a down payment on the total monies owed The NHU has been trying for over a year now to reach an agreement on payment for the other two groups Indeed we were led to believe we had support within Service Canada Human Resources for our endeavours However senior management has once again made a unilateral decision as it relates to the ISP operation and has taken the cheap and expedient way out of their dilemma Walk in and Phone unit employees this month accordingly received a memo dated April 30 that in part stated This letter will serve to confirm that the work description developed in consultation with the National Health and Welfare Union on August 30 2005 has not and will not be implemented or classified by the Department So much for the integrity of

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  • NHU - News - May 2008
    our Golden Horseshoe Local Posted May 9 2008 I m Building My Union the NHU grassroots process to refashion our union from the ground up continues to generate high levels of member enthusiasm across the country Almost every member turned out to officially re launch Local 00032 Golden Horseshoe at a May 7 noon hour meeting held at the Public Health Agency of Canada s Laboratory for Foodborne Zoonoses in

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  • NHU - News - May 2007
    festering SDA II grievance issue Solberg was amazed that a workplace issue could drag on for more than a decade and was quite receptive to the NHWU s concerns He also committed to getting back to our Local executive within the next several weeks The Solberg meeting came about May 24 after Local members learned the Minister would be in Chatham for a Conservative Party breakfast function They mounted their second picket protest inside 48 hours to highlight the employer s persistent delays and broken promises in resolving the SDA II grievances The first protest held during the lunch hour on May 22 had been put in place with great precision Desk drops picket sign and a news release were all planned in advance Member participation was high and concerns vocal 11 years is long enough to wait and Give us an answer now were typical picket sign slogans The employer embarrassment mentioned above was well deserved Phil Jensen ADM of the Peoples and Culture Branch at Service Canada repeatedly misled our union as to when an ultimate decision on the SDA II grievances would be handed down Most recently staffing supreme Jensen assured the NHWU that the last federal budget would in no way affect the resolution of this ongoing issue Nonetheless the employer missed yet another deadline All the while Jensen had the nerve to say he understood the anxiety of our SDA II members over the grievance outcome Well we re sick and tired of waiting If the employer wants to play games with SDAs Service Canada may well find the Chatham protests were not isolated incidents National Presidents Conference meets in Quebec City Posted May 16 2007 NHWU Local Presidents from across the country will meet in Quebec City late next week for three days of education and networking The regularly scheduled National Presidents Conference is being held May 25 to 27 The weekend meeting provides our Local leadership with the opportunity to exchange views share experiences and develop new representational skills As always the Conference contains a high educational component On offer this year are presentations on healthy and safety the Joint Learning Program the Public Service Modernization Act and disability and pension issues A Tale of Two Union Cards Posted May 15 2007 Pretty much everyone in the federal government knows you have to sign a membership card in order to officially join the union In the case of NHWU members our bargaining agent the Public Service Alliance of Canada provides a two sided sign up card But on rare occasions new members may be asked to sign yet another PSAC union card So what gives We ve reproduced the two cards below Let s consider them one card at a time The above green two sided card headed PUBLIC SERVICE ALLIANCE OF CANADA is the correct official application form for union membership It authorizes the employer to deduct union dues at source that is to say directly from the member s gross salary

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  • NHU - News - June 2010
    that In 2008 almost one in three 31 percent of the almost 7 000 Health Canada survey respondents said they had been a victim of harassment on the job within the prior two years The actual number of persons identifying they have been harassed has more than doubled in the six years between the 2002 and 2008 public service surveys and Throughout the period 2002 2008 75 per cent of self identified harassed employees were harassed at least once by someone with direct authority over them in the workplace These statistics allude to a compelling indication of a culture of ingrained harassment within the department It is a serious workplace malignancy eating away at the morale and effectiveness of the Health Canada workforce Senior management has acknowledged this and the need to move forward Accordingly there is agreement and we quote that a joint committee of management labour be formulated to assess the issue of harassment within Health Canada and to initiate a comprehensive program to adequately address the needs of our current environment Going forward the intent is that Health Canada managers will address any alleged harassment of which they are aware whether or not a complaint has been made They are expected by senior management to intervene promptly and involve the parties in resolving the problem The NHU has no illusion that we still have a long way to go to turn good intentions into concrete deeds and to set things right when it comes to workplace harassment at Health Canada However all must acknowledge that the establishment of the joint union management committee is a welcome first step forward PSAC dues increase Health Canada posting requires clarification Posted June 10 2010 As many of you have seen Health Canada has posted a notice that as of July

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