Update on SMSM PSDC CR-04 Grievances at Service Canada (SMSM-1102) - October 2019

Since the latest update was posted on our site in July 2019, CEIU met with ESDC senior management on October 2nd in order to deal with several issues of which the following are the highlights.

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Reports of the National Vice-Presidents

The following Reports of the National Vice-Presidents from the September 2019 National Executive meeting are available should you wish to read one or more of them by clicking on the respective one below:

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2019 CEIU Scholarship Awards

This year, CEIU received a total of 26 applications from across the country. The National Executive approved the following 15 candidates to receive a $2,000 CEIU National Scholarship:

 

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Summary of the Fall 2019 National Executive Meeting

The National Executive (NE) met in Ottawa, Ontario from Friday, September 20th to Monday, September 23rd, 2019, with the afternoon of Sunday and the morning of Monday being In-Camera from 9 am to 11 am to discuss the direction of the Union.  The NE went on record from 11 am to 12 pm on Monday, so that the resolutions discussed would be recorded in the minutes of the NE Fall 2019 meeting.

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Call for Nominations for two (2) positions of Alternate National Vice-Presidents

A call for nominations for two (2) positions of Alternate National Vice-Presidents has just been sent out to all CEIU Local Presidents in the respective regions to post on their Union’s bulletin boards.

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Reports of the National Vice-Presidents April 2019 National Executive Meeting

The following Reports of the National Vice-Presidents from the April 2019 National Executive meeting are available should you wish to read one or more of them by clicking on the respective links.

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UPDATE ON SMSM-1102 (PSDC CR-04) GRIEVANCES AT SERVICE CANADA

Since the latest update was posted on our site in March 2019, CEIU has continued to meet regularly with management in order to deal with several issues of which the following are the highlights.

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Phoenix Compensation

In response to the email sent to employees at Service Canada yesterday regarding the phoenix compensation, Eddy Bourque, National President and Crystal Warner, National Executive Vice-President of CEIU sent the following to the ESDC Deputy Minister.

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Reminder: CEIU National Scholarships

The Canada Employment and Immigration Union is pleased to be able to offer fifteen (15) $2,000.00 National Scholarships to CEIU members in good standing, their spouse, their common-law spouse (including same sex partners) and/or their dependant(s).

 

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

A message brought to you by the Human Rights and Race Relations Committee

June 21 is Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day, which is meant to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of the nation's indigenous peoples.

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Ontario Region Presidents in Solidarity with the Rainforest Striking Workers!

Courageous restaurant workers at the Rainforest Café in Niagara Falls have been seeking a first contract from their employer Canadian Niagara Hotels for over a year and have been on strike since April 7th.

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CEIU was in the house!

We were invited by our Liberal MP, Jean Rioux. We met him in the reception area to talk about the status of collective bargaining. We also had a chance to meet the following MPs: Jean Rioux, Denis Paradis, François-Philippe Champagne, Diane Lebouthillier and Joyce Murray.

We asked Minister Murray to return to the bargaining table with reasonable offers.

 

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Call for Resolutions – HRRR Conference

The CEIU National Human Rights/Race Relations (HRRR) Conference is fast approaching and matters dealt with by this conference will be in the form of resolutions which are either adopted or defeated by the accredited delegates in attendance at the Conference.

 

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Call for Nominations – Human Rights/Race Relations (HRRR)

The Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU) is calling for nominations for the positions of Representative(s) and/or Alternate(s) to sit on the CEIU National HRRR Committee.

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May 17: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 17 of every year is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).  It is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another.

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HAVE YOU VOTED?

The CEIU National Office and Simply Voting, is conducting an electronic vote for the following positions:

  • Alternate NVP for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut
  • 2nd Alternate NVP for Ontario
  • 2nd Alternate NVP for Quebec
  • 2nd Alternate NVP for Women’s Issues, Western Region
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CEIU Mental Health Survey

Mental Health Awareness Week is May 6th-12th, 2019.  In that light we would like to ask a few questions on mental health in the workplace.

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CEIU National Scholarships

The Canada Employment and Immigration Union is pleased to be able to offer fifteen (15) $2,000.00 National Scholarships to CEIU members in good standing, their spouse, their common-law spouse (including same sex partners) and/or their dependant(s).

 

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Summary of the Spring 2019 National Executive Meeting

The National Executive (NE) met in Gatineau, Quebec from Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th, 2019 with training on the morning of April 5th.

The February 5th, 2019 minutes of the NE conference call were approved at this meeting and are now available on the CEIU website.  Should you, as a member of CEIU, wish to read or view these minutes or the previous minutes of the National Executive meetings, please contact a member of your Local Executive, as they have been provided with the password to access these minutes.

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Update on SMSM Grievances

The four thousand five hundred Service Management Structural Model “SMSM” job description (JD) grievances at ESDC are coming to a closure. Here are the details on the status of these files:

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Update on SMSM PSDC CR-04 Grievances at Service Canada (SMSM-1102)

On March 21st, 2019, CEIU sent Locals throughout the country an update on the SMSM-1102 file, including documents for the members. We invite the members to contact their local union officers for further information.

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CEIU extends our deepest sympathy and condolences

The employees and members of CEIU extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to our Muslim friends, to the victims and their families, and, to the community for the senseless attack at the New Zealand mosque that claimed 50 lives.  

 

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International Women’s Day 2019

International Women's Day is observed annually on March 8th. It is this day that we celebrate women around the world and the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women while continuing to campaign for greater progress.

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Fifty Million Dollar Payout to CEIU Members

In response to grievances filed in 2008, hundreds of CEIU members working at Service Canada have been given new job descriptions that reflects the work they have been doing for years, and will be receiving retroactive pay going back, in some cases, to 2006.

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Update on SMSM PSDC CR-04 Grievances at Service Canada (SMSM-1102)

CEIU was invited to an in-person meeting yesterday with senior management at ESDC/Service Canada.

The purpose of the meeting was to share with our union the results of the interdepartmental classification committee assessment of the new job description presented in September 2018. The meeting was held in camera.

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Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to learn and celebrate the many contributions Black Canadians have made all areas Canada’s landscape, Enriching the Education, Politics, Business, Religion and Culture.

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Call for Nominations for the 2nd Alternate National Vice-President for the Quebec Region

A call for nominations for the position of 2nd Alternate National Vice-President for the Quebec Region has just been sent out to all CEIU Local Presidents in Quebec to post on their Union’s bulletin boards.

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CEIU 2019 National Human Rights / Race Relations Conference

The CEIU Human Rights / Race Relations (HRRR) Committee is pleased to announce the CEIU Human Rights / Race Relations Conference to be held September 14 and 15, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg.

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National Executive meetings and Reports of the NVPs

At the October 2017 National Executive (NE) meeting, a decision was made that the minutes of each National Executive meeting should be available to our membership.

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Call for Nominations for three (3) positions of Alternate National Vice-Presidents

A call for nominations for three (3) positions of Alternate National Vice-Presidents has just been sent out to all CEIU Local Presidents in the respective regions to post on their Union’s bulletin boards.

 

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CEIU Delivers Coal & Grievances to the Federal Liberal Government This Holiday Season

Thousands of holiday memories have been ruined for members of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). In response to their third holiday season as victims of the Phoenix pay system, federal public sector employees working at Service Canada, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB),and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are delivering coal and grievances to the federal liberal government for Christmas.

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Send your employer a lump of coal!

This month marks the third holiday season that we have suffered under the debacle of the Phoenix pay system with no relief in sight.  It seems that our employers still do not comprehend what it means to be, once again, going into the holidays uncertain about how much we will be paid for our labour, or even if we will be paid at all!

 

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: December 6th, 2018

It has been nearly 30 years since December 6, 1989, when an armed male student walked into an Engineering class at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, forced the men to leave, murdered 14 women and injured 10 others stating he was “fighting feminism”.  Then he shot himself. 

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ESDC Removed the 3-strike Rule in Call Centres

Earlier this year, CEIU put pressure on the employer to remove the 3-strike rule in call centres.

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Updates from the National Executive meeting of October 2018

The National Executive met in Ottawa from October 10th to 14th, 2018.   Prior to the actual meeting dates of October 12th to 14th, each NE member attended their respective sub-committee meeting.

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Local 80226 in Sydney holds a Day of Action

Members of Local 80226 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, held a “Day of Action” to show their support to the bargaining team.

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Results of 2 CEIU Elections

The elections for the following positions have now been concluded.

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Update on SMSM PSDC CR-04 grievances Service Canada (SMSM-1102)

The union team was waiting for feedback from the employer on the new suggestions and comments sent in April 2018 regarding the revised CGIO job description at Integrity and the SDA-1s within Income Security Programs.

 

In July 2018, the employer confirmed that the new job description will apply only to employees that perform work related to pension services (benefit delivery services) and integrity services.

 

In September 2018, the employer confirmed that it had completed its review with the various key management actors to establish a final job description.

 

The next step will be that the Department will set up an interdepartmental classification committee in late October to evaluate the job description and determine its group and level. Once this committee has issued its final report, the Department will meet with the labour side to share the classified job description and the evaluation results. Then, these documents will be shared with benefit delivery services and integrity services employees.

 

The employer expects to be in a position to meet with the labour side during the next quarter.

 

We will keep you advised about this next step and we invite the members involved in these cases to continue to visit the CEIU website for updates.

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