Plan to attend the Pacific Blue Cross AGM – Dec. 13

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Let’s continue our support of CUPE 1816 members and protect our benefits.

All CUPE 23 members who are primary extended health benefits recipients are Pacific Blue Cross members. Please come out and help shift the direction of our benefits provider back to respecting workers and benefit recipients.

Location of the meeting is the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver – There will be shuttle buses running continuously from Waterfront Skytrain Station to the Westin Bayshore Hotel from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will also be other buses provided from locations around the Lower Mainland. Please send an RSVP and someone will follow up with you directly about what you need to get to the meeting and vote.

Let CUPE BC know you are going to the meeting – RSVP and view profiles of candidates we support for election to the board here – http://www.cupe.bc.ca/pacific_blue_cross_annual_general_meeting

YOU MUST BRING YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD (PBC ID) and PHOTO ID

Need an ID card for proof of membership? Log in to CaresNet https://www.pac.bluecross.ca/ go to Account – ID cards – Print or email ID card

Fair Contract Rally

Due to a lack of progress in negotiations, UNITE HERE Local 40 Hilton workers will be holding a Fair Contract Rally on Tuesday, February 23 at 4:30pm at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel.

Please join them to send a clear message to Hilton management that your union supports these workers in their struggle for a fair contract now!

For information, updates and other Local 40 news, follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

Call Mr. Robeson

Playing at the Anvil Centre Theatre on February 25-28, 2016
777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Cal Mr RobesonA wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of the Labour Movement in an entertaining and inspiring way.

Call Mr. Robeson is  perfect, moving, fascinating and intense. This performance is not to be missed.

Call Mr. Robeson, a Life, with Songs is a sensitive dramatization of the life and songs of Paul Robeson, a Pioneer of the Labour Union Movement, written and performed by Tayo Aluko, an award-winning performer from England. 

Tues. Jan. 27 – MVA Transit Forum

Location: Holy Trinity Cathedral Hall- 514 Carnarvon St. in New Westminster

Time: Tues. Jan. 27 – 6 pm to 8 pm

Public transit service levels in the Lower Mainland have remained practically unchanged over the past seven years. In that same period demand has soared.

Metro Vancouver residents will be asked to vote on a 0.5 per cent hike in B.C.’s Provincial Sales Tax to fund new transit projects, in a referendum this March. The referendum is seeking a public decision on the transportation funding measures identified by the Metro Vancouver Mayor’s Council. The Mayor’s funding plan advocates for more transit routes, more buses and HandyDART vans, more options for cyclists, and increased service all over the region.

Metro Vancouver Alliance members committed to campaigning vigorously for a Yes vote on this referendum. We are campaigning to get Metro Vancouver residents’ transit needs met.

As part of this campaign, we invite you and members of your community to our first Transit Forum on Tuesday, January 27.

If you live or work in the New Westminster/Burnaby area we encourage you to come. We’ll be discussing the upcoming transit referendum and working in groups to build relationships in the community and develop strategies to ensure that the referendum passes, and transit in the region receives increased funding.

It’s important to everyone in Metro Vancouver that this referendum passes – join us and help make this happen! Help spread the word.