Covid-19 Update from President Woodbury

Members,

I continue to commend you all on the professional work that you are providing Islanders during the Covid – 19 pandemic.

The union has been receiving calls from our members regarding, potential exposures to Covid -19, while on duty and not on a actual emergency call, as actual calls have a screening tool with in our EPCR for our members to use.

I can not stress enough, if for any reason, you feel at work, that you potentially have been exposed to any hazard, including Covid – 19, that could potentially cause you harm, that you immediately report it to your on call supervisor.

This practice has been CUPE’s position for quite sometime, and will continue long after we beat this global pandemic.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your Area rep.

Stay safe, Keep up the great work and Thank -you!

Sincerely,

Jason Woodbury,

President

Message from President Woodbury

 

Greetings,

There has been some concerns regarding uniform washing after your work period.

I have communicated the concerns with Chief Clintion.

He is going to have their operations team release a policy referencing “Uniform Cleaning”

Furthermore, I would like to thank you all for funneling your concerns through your Area Rep. this makes the process transparent and effective. Thank – you!

In Soildarity,

Jason Woodbury
President

FIRST RESPONDER MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19

Hey all,

I know that I have reminded you all about our EAP and the contact number for that service. So I encourage, members that require that service through – out the COVID – 19 pandemic or anytime to access it.

Attached, is a informative document which also may help you during these times.

Again, thank you all for the work you are doing and the professional care that you providing to the residents of our Province.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your area rep at anytime.

In Solidarity,

Jason Woodbury

President

Metal Health Care for First reponders COVID – 19-2

Message from President Woodbury

Greetings,

Once again, thank you for you patients while we continue to work with the employer during these unprecedented times.

We have asked the employer, if members have booked seniority vacation and wish to withdraw, as things are currently uncertain, that the employer would allow that if the member wishes.

We will keep you updated on this labour concern, as we have been doing.

Stay safe!

In solidarity,

Jason Woodbury
President

Revised Covid-19 Drive Thru Policy

Members,

With work between President Woodbury and IEMS, the company has come up with a new Drive Thru Policy. This policy will be closely monitored via IEMS and will be temporarily in place for the unseen future.  IEMS request that all members are to use common sense when using drive thru’s and to reference the policy to avoid confusion.

CVOPS#002 – Drive Thru’s

In Solidarity,

 

Jed Burt

Summerside Area Rep

UPDATE from President Woodbury

 

Greetings members,

As I am sure you all know, The Local has been in contact with the employer on a regular basis to address your labour concerns. Keep asking your area reps so they can funneling your questions to me.

Here are some concerns that we have addressed today:

If you are travelling OOP on work related business “IE: off Island transfers”because there was a State of Health Emergency called by the Premier on March 16th we are exempted from self isolation on return. Please use all precautions when travelling though.

Finally, I have asked the employer to revisit the “drive thru” policy, during these times. I have confirmation that that is being looked at tomorrow.

I can’t tell you all enough, on proud your executive is of our members, as we continue to provide high quality health care to Islanders in unprecedented terms. Keep up the great work!!

In Solidarity,

Jason Woodbury

President