UNDE Life Membership Award
A Life Membership may be awarded by the Union, through the National Executive, to any member who has performed exemplary services for the membership through personal and devoted efforts in the affairs of the Union.
Such membership shall be awarded in accordance with the following:
1. Not more than one (1) life membership shall be in existence at any time for each 750 members in the Union.
2. Life Membership may be proposed by a Local or by an elected National Executive Officer with concurrence of the Local. A copy of the motion proposing a candidate for life membership shall accompany each submission.
3. Any member awarded life membership in the Union of National Defence Employees shall not be eligible to become an accredited delegate to the Union of National Defence Employees Triennial National Conventions, unless still employed by the Department of National Defence.
4. A member receiving life membership in the Union of National Defence Employees shall also be recommended for life membership in the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
5. Nominations for life membership in the Union may be made by any Local or member of the National Executive in respect of any member who:
i) has been a member of the Union or its predecessor organization (NDEA-CSAC) for a minimum of 20 years (not necessarily consecutive);
ii) has served a minimum of 15 years as an elected Union officer (not necessarily consecutive);
iii) has never at any time been disciplined under Bylaw 13 or acted in a manner detrimental to unionism;
iv) has performed exemplary services for the membership through personal and devoted efforts in the affairs of the Union.
6. Not withstanding the guidelines provided above, a member may be nominated for a life membership if a single outstanding service to the Union has been performed. Such service must be far above the average contribution.
7. All nominations shall be submitted on the prescribed form to the National Executive Standing Committee on Honours and Awards, in care of the National President. Applications submitted by a Local shall be reviewed and commented on by the appropriate Vice-President before it is forwarded to the Honours and Awards Committee.
8. All applications for Life memberships in the Union shall be reviewed by the Standing Committee on Honours and Awards who will make appropriate recommendations to the National Executive.
Lifetime Award Members
- Bouffard, Magella
- Bradwell, Bill
- Brown, Doug
- Champoux, Bob
- Cormier, Peter
- Desgagne, Richard
- Gagnon, Jacques (Jean-Jean)
- Gibbs, Susan
- Graham, Debbie
- Hector, Ivan
- Holm, Hazel
- King, Bob
- LaRoy, Ron
- Lenders, Andrew
- Little, Anne
- Little, Wayne
- Luna, Kay
- MacLennan, John
- Marchand, Kevin
- Matthias, Tom
- McLean, Glenna
- McMillan-Gourley, Donna
- Millette, Paul
- Molsberry, Brian
- Montgomery, Monty
- Murphy, Terry
- Pike, Douglas
- Provost, Lionel
- Putcher, Bob
- Reilly, Dennis
- Ricci, Enza
- Rodgers, Daniel
- Robinson, Garry
- Turcq, Jérôme
- Turner, Barry
- Winger, Blair
Honourary Membership Award
Through application by a Local to the National Executive Committee on Honours and Awards in care of the National President, and with the approval of the National Executive, a member who has retired on superannuation or who has left the service may be granted honorary membership for outstanding service to the Union and/or the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Honorary members shall not be required to pay dues and shall not be entitled to voice or vote at meetings or to hold office in the Union or Local, but shall be entitled to all other rights and privileges of membership in this Union.
The Union may, by decision of the National Executive, or by decision of a Triennial National Convention, or by Local proposal concurred in by the National Executive, elect to honorary membership in the Union anyone who is deemed to merit such honour and is not eligible for regular membership.
Honorary memberships may be granted to retired members who have served a minimum of 10 years as an elected officer.
All nominations shall be submitted on the prescribed form to the National Executive Standing Committee on Honours and Awards, in care of the National President. Applications submitted by a Local shall be reviewed and commented on by the appropriate Vice-President before it is forwarded to the Honours and Awards Committee.
All applications for Honorary memberships in the Union shall be reviewed by the Standing Committee on Honours and Awards who will make appropriate recommendations to the National Executive.
Honourary Award Members
- Aitkenhead, Harry
- Beverdam, Janice
- Blaney, Brendalee
- Bowler, Jenny
- Gagné, Valmont
- Gauthier, Jean-Roch
- Kelly, Gloria
- MacKenzie, Keith
- Martin, Dana
- Repaye, Barb
- Verreault, Daniel
- Young, Christopher
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD **NEW
The UNDE National Human Rights Award is to recognize Human Rights activists who have worked tirelessly to promote and build both the UNDE Human Rights portfolio and defend the Canadian Human Rights Act. Such individuals are active in their Union as well as their communities and who have assisted others in being able to enjoy their dignity by continually reinforcing their Human Rights. The nominee has set an example for all by standing up for the rights of those who may be deprived of their voices.
Human Rights Award Recipients
UNDE SERVICE PINS:
Information and forms
Service Pins 10 to 25 YearsInstructions
Service Pins 30 YearsInstructions
Long Service AwardFORM - for all pins 10 to 25 years
Queens Jubilee Medal
Recipients of the Queen's Jubilee Medal
Alberta & the North
- Blair Winger
- Jason Elder
- Mike Kerrigan
- Charles Fecteau
- Ann Lariviere
- Stephane Racine
- Owen John Rous
- Brian Talbot
- Paul J. Tassie
- James D’Arcy Walsh
- David L. Whyte
- Susan Gibbs
PSAC Award of Merit
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has established criteria to govern the granting of awards of merit in the Pubic Service Alliance of Canada.
The criteria established is as follows:
- the Award of Merit will only be awarded to a person who holds a PSAC membership in good standing of at least five years;
- nominations must be submitted, in writing, on an approved application form with all relevant information attached;
- applications for the Award of Merit may be sponsored by a Local, Component, or a member of the National Board of Directors.
The Honours and Awards Committee of the PSAC will review all applications, and present the nomination with their recommendation, at the following meeting of the National Board of Directors.
PSAC Service Pins
The Board of Directors of the PSAC has established criteria to govern the grantings of service pins in the Public Service Allaince of Canada. The criteria established are as follows:
- The pin will only be awarded to a person who was an active union official in the 18-month period immediately preceding the June 30th deadline.
- A union officer, for the purpose of award determination, will include stewards within the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
- Continuous service may include varying official positions generally without breaks in service of more than three months. However, the three months may be extended for just cause in circumstances where it was unrealistic to expect a nominee to hold a union position.
Nominations should be submitted on an approved application form.
Applications for a service pin may be sponsored by any segment of the Alliance but must be submitted through their respective component. The component will ensure enclosure of a complete service history.
The Honours and Awards Committee of the PSAC will review all applications, advise the PSAC National Board of Directors each September of recipients, and forward to component national presidents names of recipients within their component and pins for presentation or distribution.
Applications are available by contacting the UNDE National Office.