Putting employees’ well being before politics – Proposed reduction in work hours

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Earlier today, Premier Brian Pallister suggested that public sector employees deemed non-essential will need to work part-time to help divert funds to front-line services in the province. One scenario he proposed included employees working two days a week and applying for Employment Insurance (EI) to help offset the other three days not worked. He proposed this as a way to avoid layoffs and to help the province address some of its financial challenges as it deals with reduced sources of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Local 1063 COVID-19 Q & A

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CUPE LOCAL 1063 

COVID-19 Q & A

In the past week we have received many questions and concerns from members regarding their health and safety, protection of their salary and benefits, and many other issues. We have tried to respond to these concerns as best we can given the information we had from the Employer. We have also continually advocated on behalf of members to ensure they are not negatively affected by this situation and the measures taken in response to it. We have made some progress and we will continue these efforts on your behalf.  Continue reading