Employment Opportunity

 Administrative/Financial Assistant

Temporary Position

Date of Posting:  February 24, 2020

The PEI Federation of Labour is seeking applications from qualified individuals to provide administrative/financial support to its organization. This is a temporary position with a tentative start date of March16th until August 30th 2020 with the possibility of extension.  The successful applicant will be a member of CUPE Local 1770-7.


To provide general secretarial support including telephone/reception inquires; typing, data entry; open and sort mail; make travel arrangements; maintain up-to-date lists and records; organize meetings and events, educational sessions, and Annual Convention. Financial support includes administer of accounts, review invoices and issue payments, assist Treasurer in annual budget preparation and payroll. Other duties as assigned by President.


Grade 12 graduate plus successful completion of a recognized secondary program in related field required, or a combination of related educational and experience; working knowledge and experience in computers and computer systems; WordPerfect and Microsoft software, Simply Accounting, email programs, internet and ability to post to and update Facebook page. The applicant will be well organized, work well with others, and possess strong oral and written communication skills and also work well alone.  Must be detail oriented and meet regular deadlines.  Background knowledge of the labour movement would be considered an asset.

Hours of Work:        30 hours/week (9 am – 12 noon & 1 – 4 pm) Monday to Friday

Salary:                        $18.00/hr (as per Collective Agreement)

Closing Date:            March 03, 2020

Please submit a letter of application and resume with references by March 03, 2020 to the PEI Federation of Labour, 326 Patterson Drive, Charlottetown, PE C1A 8K4 or by email at peifed@pei.aibn.com

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for interview will be contacted.





The CUPE Education Calendar is out!

Download and share with your coworkers the CUPE workshop Calendar here!


CUPE Workshop Calendar – 2019-2020

Date / Location Workshop Registration Deadline Registration Link
Oct. 26-27, 2019

CUPE Charlottetown

Introduction to Stewarding


Oct. 25, 2019 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3062


Nov. 13-14, 2019

CUPE Charlottetown

Bargaining Program / LET

How Bargaining Works, Conflict-ready Executives, Leading as a Team

Nov. 12, 2019 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3063



Dec. 12-13, 2019

Credit Union Place

Summerside, PE


Local Executive Training:

Financial Essentials

Financial Officer

Dec. 11, 2019 Financial Essentials


Financial Officers



Jan. 16-17, 2020

CUPE Charlottetown

Local Executive Training:

Mobilizing for Bargaining and

Leading as a Team

Jan. 15, 2020 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3065


Feb. 13-14, 2020

CUPE Charlottetown

Health & Safety Modules

Workload and Overwork, Violence Prevention, Making Committees Work

Feb. 12, 2020 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3071


Mar. 7-8, 2020

Credit Union Place

Summerside, PE

Transforming Conflict March 6, 2020 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3072


Apr. 21-22, 2020

CUPE Charlottetown

Leadership Executive Training

Leadership Essentials

Apr. 20, 2020 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3073


May 6-7, 2020

CUPE Charlottetown

Steward Learning Series

Popular Economics for Stewards, What Stewards need to know about Arbitration, Understanding Mental Health

May 5, 2020 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3074


June 4-5, 2020

CUPE Charlottetown

Respect at Work and Essentials for Inclusive Unions June 3, 2020 https://cupe.ca/mrm-union-education/event/3074




PEI Provincial Budget 2019-2020: Status Quo Budget

Charlottetown, June 25 2019 – Today, Dennis King’s minority government released its first provincial budget.

“This is certainly a status quo budget for PEI” said Leonard Gallant, president of CUPE PEI.

CUPE PEI is pleased this government is maintaining the previous administration’s investments in Education, such as 42 additional educational assistant positions. Unfortunately, the new minority government is also repeating some previous mistakes in long-term care services.

“Four million dollars in grants for private-sector long-term care beds is not a winning formula to improve senior care. A 100% public model, which is for the public, by the public, would be preferable,” said Gallant.

CUPE PEI notes the promised 100 new long-term care beds does not necessarily mean 100 new spots. “It will likely mean that current private providers receive more money to cover their existing beds that were not subsided, rather than new spaces,” said Gallant.

“I am disappointed the new Green MLAs did not push for general minimum wage increases in this budget,” said Gallant. “This certainly leaves a big hole in this government’s poverty reduction strategy,” concluded Gallant.

Leonard Gallant Elected President of CUPE PEI

Charlottetown – Leonard Gallant has been elected president of PEI Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Representing over 3300 members on the Island in many sectors such as municipalities, healthcare and education.

“With the current provincial minority government situation and the federal election coming up this fall, it is certainly an interesting time to become president of CUPE PEI,”  noted Leonard Gallant, president of CUPE PEI.

Gallant is a health care worker who has been an active trade unionist since the 1990’s. In addition to being CUPE PEI acting president since 2018, Gallant has been president of CUPE Local 1779 for over 12 years and has sat on various provincial and national pension committees.

“I am grateful to have obtained the confidence of CUPE members for this position,” said Gallant. “In my mandate, it is a priority for me to have the labour workers’ voices heard so politicians fight against inequalities and improve our public services,” he added.


Congratulations to the KOBO ereader winner at the 2019 CUPE PEI Book Drive!

Sue McAskill,Trustee Local 3373 Group Home Worker, Lives in Stratford PEI.