Update Annual Meeting Motions from President Woodbury

Greetings all,
As requested at our Annual Meeting The local would meet with the employer to entertain 2 ideas to assist to fill trucks. Both I and Annie MacPhee met with the employer on 2 occasions to discuss the following ideas:
  1. To pay casual members premium pay ( 1 1/2 ) per hour when they work on a Statutory holiday.
  2. Pay double time for full time members after the employer exhausts all efforts to fill a shift as per the collective agreement. ” until the pandemic is over”
Unfortunately, the employer is not willing to entertain these ideas at this time.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to myself or your Area Rep. Have a great weekend!
In Solidarity,
Jason Woodbury
President

Covid Vaccine update from President Woodbury

Greetings et’al,
Since before the Holiday’s, the local has been working with the employer to compensate our members to get the COVID 19 vaccination.
Today, I spoke to the employer and they have agreed to pay our members mileage to receive the vaccine. This benefit, is also retroactive for members that have already received it.
To claim this benefit, simply fill out a expense form with the date you received the vaccination along with the kilometers and submit it to your direct supervisor for payment.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to myself or your area rep.
In Solidarity,
Jason Woodbury
President

Christmas message from President Woodbury

Greetings all,

I first would like to thank you all for all the work that you all have been doing since the start of the Pandemic.

I know, and your executive knows, how much we have all changed, how we do things, for the benefit, well being and safety of the Islanders and visitors in which we serve.

As a token of appreciation, your executive has agreed, to provide all our members with a gift card for Irving fuel stations. To ensure every member receives one, we have asked the employer to include them in their Christmas envelopes. When you receive yours from the employer, you will find, a card for you.

Finially, on behalf of our executive I would like to personally, wish you and your family a Happy Holidays and a safe and wonderful New Years!

We will get through this! But the Province can not do it without our members working on the frontlines.

Thank you!

In Solidarity,

Jason Woodbury
President

Message from President Woodbury about our AGM.

Greetings all,

Just a reminder that our Annual General Membership Meeting will be on November 5,2020. The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Express, 200 Capital Drive, Charlottetown. The meeting will start at 6:00pm. We will have a light snacks and refreshments at the meeting.
The agenda will be out in the days to come.
In Solidarity,
Jason Woodbury
President

Message from President Woodbury

Greetings et’al,
I know that the past few months have been challenging and unprecedented as we venture into a new normal and deal with a Global pandemic.
On behalf of your executive, We personally want to thank all our members for the outstanding work they have done providing high quality and professional health care to Islanders. We want to wish all our members a safe and enjoyable Labour Day Weekend!
Always remember ” You are not in a union, you are the union!”
Stay safe and keep up the phenomenal work!
In Solidarity,
Jason Woodbury
President

Message from President Woodbury

Greetings et’al,
First, I hope you all had a opportunity to enjoy a bit of the summer, taking in some of great places on our Island and Martimes have to offer. I know it has been a different sort of summer that we are use to but, we sure do have some phenomenal vacation spots throughout the Martimes!
2. The local is currently working with the employer to come up with a “back to school” plan for our members that have children. This would be in the chance that your chid becomes sent home due to Covid testing and the member has to take time off to care for your child.
Our position would be that you would not loose any of your personal time and still be compensated full wages. I suspect that a finial policy will be out soon.
3. Your area reps will be having a Labour management meeting on September 18th. If you would like anything brought forward on behalf of yourself “in a confidential form” bring to the attention to your area rep prior to the 15th of September.
4. Area meetings soon will be scheduled in your respective areas, I strongly encourage all members to attend. Once all the dates and locations are confirmed, we will send them out.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at anytime.
In Solidarity,
Jason Woodbury
President

IMPORTANT Update on COVID 19 from President Woodbury

Greetings all,

Hope all is well with all of you. I want to ensure that everyone is clear on the COVID 19 testing for our members.

As per Public Health you are required to be tested as a essential worker. If you are off and not working, then the employer can not demand you to come in to be tested on your time off with out compensating you as per the collective agreement.

However, when you return to the work place, the employer then can demand you to have a COVID 19 test while you are on the employers time.

I would encourage all our members, to be tested as it is a responsibility our profession to ensure the general public is cared for in the safest manor as possible.

Hopefully this clears up any misunderstanding. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your area rep.

In Solidarity,

Jason Woodbury

President

 

Message from President Woodbury on Mask Fit Testings

Greetings all,
As many have you may know, we have been working with the employer over the months making sure that our members are safe during the pandemic and have the best PPE as possible.
The employer has received our 3M half face respirators and are going to start Mask Fit Testing. Here are the dates and times we are going to start:
June 24th , 2020 – Charlottetown Base (Starting 08:30)
June 25th , 2020 – Summerside Base (Starting 08:30)
The employer will schedule more dates depending on what numbers that are left to be completed. We will be getting everyone tested that is working those days but please come in if you are available to get it completed. The sooner they can get this done the better, it takes 3-5 minutes to complete the test.
The bags for the PPE equipment has also arrived Everyone will receive their own personal half face respirator and PPE Bag.
Hopefully, as many as our members can make it for the above fittings.
In Solidarity,
President