Report of the Regional Vice-President Charlottetown Head Office, May 2018

I would like to respectfully submit my RVP activities for the period of November 2017 to April 2018.  It has been a very busy time as RVP for HO Charlottetown from the day to day routines of meetings with the Local executive, meetings with DG’s, ADM’s, Managers, grievances, Pay grievances, and trying to stay on top of the whole VRAB Re-structure situation. 

Activities for this period started off by attending the PSAC Leadership Summit in Ottawa. This training occurs only once per cycle. It consisted of a variety of workshops around communicating, engagement, mobilization, promoting equity, human rights and inclusion, and labour relations management as it relates to mental Health in the workplace.

I meet regularly (bi-weekly) with the full local executive (UVAE local 90001) and correspond with the executive on a daily basis via email, phone or in person. I had meetings with Liberal MP Wayne Easter (twice), Liberal MP Lawrence MacAuley, Liberal MP Sean Casey and Senator Percy Downe and the PEI Green Party on various PSAC lobbying subjects. In my role as treasurer of the PEI Federation of Labour, I attended all monthly Board meetings. I attended the UVAE Local 90001 monthly General Union meetings, along with their AGM. I Organized and participated in many Fix Phoenix rallies from Charlottetown, to Halifax to Ottawa. Worked with PSAC and UVAE Local 90001 to organize a Fix Phoenix event in the Atrium of the DJM at Head Office Charlottetown, which consisted of guest speakers, information handouts, along with a giant slab cake with Fix Phoenix printed on it.

I attended the PEI PSAC Area Council meetings and the PEI PSAC Human Rights committee meetings along with the UVAE Local 90001’s April LUMCC meeting. I participated in the CLC Lobby on the Hill Campaign in Ottawa on February 6th, this was the largest ever CLC lobbing event to take place on the Hill. I attended the monthly VAC Health and Safety committee meetings in my role as Co-chair of the committee. In mid-April I attended my first National Health and Safety Policy committee meeting, it was great to meet this National Team and look forward to moving the markers in the right direction when it comes to Health and Safety Nationally. I attended the PSAC Bargaining Convention in Ottawa to wrap up this snapshot of the activities from the RVP HO Charlottetown.My vision over the next three years as RVP is to strengthen the lines of communication, educate and engage the membership, along with ensuring that UVAE remains well-structured and balanced to carry our UNION into the future.

In Solidarity

Jody Lapierre

Regional Vice-President
Charlottetown Head Office