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Few topics in the workplace attract as much attention as staffing. For those who receive promotions, either acting or permanent, the rewards are significant: advancement on a career path, more challenging work, better pay. For those who are not successful, the reality is quite different. And when staffing decisions lack integrity, many members suffer – not just a few. Taking action to ensure fairer staffing is a key part of building a better workplace.

For CEIU members, staffing rules and procedures are set out in legislation. In November, 2003, the government introduced major changes to many areas of the public service, including staffing. The new Public Service Employment Act came into force December 31, 2005 and it represents a significant shift in how the staffing of positions will be carried out. As the new system is implemented, more information will be added to this section of the website. In the meantime, members can review the Getting started with staffing page for an overview of the new system.

June 29, 2012

Minister Diane Finley presented with her own affected letter

Donna MacDonald, the National Vice-President for PEI received information that Minister Finley was arriving in PEI by air from Halifax on June 28th. “One of the advantages of having a small region is that it’s very easy to meet someone at the airport as we have just a few flights a day from Halifax ...
January 27, 2011

Federal Court of Appeal backs member on staffing case

Since the introduction of new legislation in 2005, members have not had much success challenging staffing decisions, but CEIU member Robert Kane recently won an important case at the Federal Court of Appeal.
October 18, 2010

PSC report finds government abuse of temporary help services

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a report on the government’s use of temporary help service workers that shows a clear pattern of abuse. Meant for short-term use, almost one in five such workers were employed for over 52 weeks. The report sets out other concerns that include the limiting of access to public ...

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