Saturday September 20, 2014 10 am followed by BBQ at 11:30 am
On the agenda:
- General Business
- Election of Delegates to the BC Federation of Labour Convention
As always, there are door prizes to be won.
New members – please arrive at 9:45 for registration.
Sept2014GM Meeting Notice for printing
The CUPE 23 Social Committee would like to remind members that The Fair at the PNE is now on until Monday Sept. 1st. There is a promotion code for discounted passes/tickets purchased online including the Summer Nights Concert Series (reserved seating). Please contact the union office to get the City of Burnaby’s 2014 Online Promotion Code.
This discount is only available for employees/members and their families.
Visit the Group Sales Online Ticket Program Events Web Page www.pne.ca/groupsales to purchase tickets for the event of your choice.
Hey CUPE 23 members, we’re *hosting* Labour Day this year – it’s in Burnaby at Swanguard Stadium. We’re looking for volunteers to help out with a variety of tasks including security, shucking & cooking corn at the CUPE BC trailer and children’s activities. Please contact the local office to volunteer & receive a special edition t-shirt to wear at the event. Show your Burnaby pride and come to hear some great music from our own Dan Kutin & his band Momentary Lapz. Oh yeah, and Trooper too.
Parksville 2014 Weeklong School
Please go to our Education page to see the details and get an application form. An excellent selection of workshops with a diverse range of topics are being offered and we are looking forward to another great school this year. Completed application forms must be received at the Union Office no later than Monday,September 22, 2014.
We are planning this course early in the fall. Although we do not yet have a confirmed date, we are accepting names for the waitlist for the course. It will be held in the Union office. You can register at the Union office via email: email@example.com or by phone: 604-298-0200.
Once the date is confirmed, those who have sent their names in will have first option to attend.
This workshop will help you build union solidarity in locals where some members of the union supervise other members. It provides tips on how unionized supervisors can carry out their duties and discusses how locals can ensure that tensions between supervisors and those supervised don’t get in the way of the local union’s activities.
Co-hosted by the B.C. Federation of Labour and the B.C. Teachers’ Federation:
Solidarity Rally – Thursday June 19, 6:00 pm – Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721427421254449/
All current stewards and anyone interested in being a steward or learning what it would take to be a steward is encouraged to come to the meeting on June 23rd. Details here.
The Collective Agreements have (finally!) been finalized and are at the Printshop. We hope to be able to start distributing them this week. PDF versions are now posted on our Resources page. Just click on your division on that page to go straight to the file.
For first year of post secondary education after Grade 12 – open to CUPE members or children of CUPE members. Application deadline is July 15, 2014. Link to application - Aubrey Burton Reg Ford Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that CUPE BC is the Game Sponsor for the June 28th Vancouver Canadians vs. the Washington Tri-City Dust Devils baseball game at the Nat Bailey Stadium. The stadium is located at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver and starts at 7:05 pm. There will be fireworks at the stadium that night following the game.
We would like to offer your local free tickets for members and their families. Members wanting tickets should call our office directly at 604-291-9119 and speak to support staff to arrange pick up or delivery of tickets by Friday, June 20th.
Tickets will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
See you at the game!
Paul Faoro – CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer
All members of CUPE 23 – Burnaby Civic Employees Union are reminded that we don’t cross picket lines – of any union. When pickets are up at Burnaby school facilities, do not cross them. If you are unsure of what to do in any labour dispute situation, don’t cross the line and call your division representative or the union office for advice.