President’s 2022 New Year’s Message
I want to thank you for entrusting me with the great honour and responsibility of being president of our union.
For those of you who don’t know me, I have worked for over two decades in the federal public services as an environmental engineer, and have been active at PIPSC for almost as long.
Most recently I served on the PIPSC Board of Directors, where I focused my efforts on member engagement, open communication, and representational services.
As your new president, my priorities include:
- Safe workplaces, both physical and psychological
- Equity, diversity and inclusion
- Work-life balance
- Collaborative but firm approach to bargaining
- Open communication and engagement with our members
I will base my approach on an overarching principle: that an informed member is an engaged member.
With this in mind, I want to begin my mandate by:
Listening to and addressing all members’ needs
No matter what job you do or where you do it, you deserve good service. We need to provide high-quality support to every member – whether you work for a big employer or a small one, whether you work remotely, on-site or both.
Giving special attention to the “member experience”
When you contact your union, you should feel heard, empowered, and secure in your knowledge that PIPSC has your back. I will look at how to improve member contact with our union, and how to best address issues to make sure you get the services you need.
Reviewing how we can better support our consultation teams
I will equip our consultation teams to tackle health and safety, discrimination, and harassment issues.
Improving the timely and transparent flow of information
I will make sure you can access all the information you need, when and how you need it.
Please contact me at any time at email@example.com if I can be of service.
I wish you and your families all the best for 2022.