Wednesday May 20 2015 – Pizza & pop at 5 pm, meeting at 5:30 pm
On the agenda:
- Guest Speaker: Kennedy Stewart MP for Burnaby-Douglas
- General Business
- Results of Bargaining Committee elections
As always, there are door prizes to be won. If you need child-minding services, please notify the office in advance.
New members – please arrive at 5:15 for registration
Notice for posting – GM Meeting Notice 15-05-20
The CUPE 23 Eagles won their first game on Monday night! 5 -2 against Bosa Brothers. The next game will be Thursday May 7th @ 8 pm – Rink 2. 8 Rinks – 6501 Sprott St.
Schedule for the rest of May:
May 11 – 9:45 pm – Rink 4
May 21 – 6:45 pm – Rink 4
May 26 – 8:15 pm – Rink 4
June 18-20, 2015
Locations throughout Cumberland, BC
For 30 years the Cumberland Museum has co-hosted an annual commemoration of fallen workers, highlighting labour history and contemporary labour issues. The three day event welcomes hundreds of attendees from across Western Canada and as far away as the UK including workers and their families, activists, artists, writers, academics, community leaders, musicians and many others.
All are welcome to join us for this important weekend of solidarity, celebration, and remembrance.
More information: http://www.cumberlandmuseum.ca/events/miners-memorial-weekend/
Tonight our members hockey team will have its first game! You’re invited to come out and watch them play.
CUPE 23 Eagles
9:00 pm – Rink 1
Burnaby 8 Rinks – 6501 Sprott St.
Logo credit: Brother Steve Baldin
The Education Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted from members interested in attending CUPE’s Spring 2015 Weeklong School in Kamloops. An excellent selection of workshops with a diverse range of topics are being offered and we are looking forward to another great school at Coast Kamloops Hotel & Convention Centre.
Completed application forms must be received at the Union Office no later than Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Find all the details here.
Our Collective Agreements expire at the end of this year. It’s time to form our Negotiating (Bargaining) Committee. The President and the chairs of each division sit on the committee. In addition, each division elects 2 members to the committee. There will be a meeting of each division for these elections. Please attend your divisional meeting.
- Foremen’s Division – April 29 – 4 pm – Union Hall
- Outside Division – May 5 – 3:45 pm – Union Hall
- Inside Division – May 6 – 5 pm – Union Hall
- Library Division – May 12 – 5:15 pm – McGill Library
The incoming CUPE BC Executive Board will be appointing new committees for the 2015-2017 term in June, with the One Big Committee Meeting to be held October 15-16, 2015. The list of committees is below, with an attached document of all of their Terms of Reference. Members of CUPE 23 who are interested in serving on a committee should notify the office – email@example.com by May 22, 2015.
CUPE policy supports a truly public post-secondary education system – one with no economic barriers to education. Until that happens, some CUPE locals have set up bursary programs for members and their children to help them attend a college or university.
CUPE BC offers the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship. (CUPE 23 offers the Ethel Lau Scholarship – more information here) Both awards are available to members or their children who are entering their first year of post-secondary education.
Application form – Scholarship-ABRF- 2015
Application deadline – 15 July, 2015