UEW News

UHEW Charter

The new Union of Health and Environment Workers has finally received its PSAC Charter.


This document reflects the conclusion of the merger and creation of the new Component within the PSAC Constitution.


Charters will be issued to each Local in the next few months.  

Please ensure that any references to the former Components (UEW, NHU) within any Local documentation and By-Laws be changed to reflect the new Union of Health and Environment Workers (UHEW). 


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to communicate with our National office. 

(To view the Charter)

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CONTEST - Create a LOGO for UHEW

Calling out to all creative minds!!! UHEW is in need of a LOGO!!!


At its first meeting, the UHEW National Council decided to go out to the membership, by way of a contest, in order to have them design a logo for the Union of Health and Environment Workers.  Any and all UHEW members in good standing can participate and submit a logo for consideration.


The logo and colours need to encompass and represent our membership’s workplace, i.e.; Health Canada, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Environment Assessment Agency and Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp. 


All submissions will be reviewed by the Honours and Awards Committee.  The Committee will pick its top three choices to be voted upon by the National Council. The winning LOGO will be announced following the National Council’s decision.  A prize will be presented to the winning designer.


The deadline date for submission is February 28, 2017 and should be sent electronically to info@uhew-stse.caPlease include your name and Local number with your submission.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the National office.

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An Historic Event...

Today is truly an historic day as members from both National Health Union and Union of Environment Workers have voted to unite under the new Union of Health and Environment Workers (UHEW).  A Healthy ‎Environment will definitely shape our way into a stronger, larger and sustainable future for our members from Ocean to Ocean to Ocean in Canada.

Congratulations are in order to all who organized the many local meetings across the country, conducted the merger votes and fielded questions from the membership.  Thank you all for your engagement and support.

Over the next several weeks and coming months, more information will follow as this new Component will be holding its first Council meeting in early 2017 where many discussions and decisions will be made in order to bring all facets of this new organization together.

Stay tuned. This is just the beginning of good things to come!

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