City of Burnaby to become Living Wage employer

Please see this media release from yesterday that announces the City of Burnaby’s intent to become a Living Wage employer, with some words from our President about it.


2018 Pumpkin Patch – Call for Volunteers

We’re proud to once again support Chris and Daniella Revitt and the Intentional Acts of Kindness Foundation (I.A.K.) with the Burnaby Schools Pumpkin Patch project.

Two Burnaby elementary schools – Maywood and Douglas Road – will be provided with a full scale pumpkin patch, complete with popcorn, drinks, bubbles, music and fall decorations. We’re looking for volunteers to come out and join parents and community volunteers on Tues. October 30 (Maywood) and Weds. October 31 (Douglas Road).

Morning shift – 8am – 12pm – help with the set up of the pumpkin patch and then help to bag popcorn and hand out drinks to each class as they come out to see the pumpkin patch

Afternoon shift – 1:00 – 3:00pm – classes come out one at a time to pick a pumpkin to take home – help take down decorations, tents & tables

Contact Chris & Daniella to volunteer – 604-762-6930

Pacific Blue Cross AGM Tues. July 24 @ Hilton Metrotown

All CUPE 23 members who receive extended health benefits are members of Pacific Blue Cross.

Last year they locked out their employees, members of CUPE 1816. Last year over 800 union members showed up to the annual general meeting to replace half of the PBC board with directors who would respect the workers. This year we have the chance to make sure the other half of the board also value their workers. CUPE 1816 is endorsing the 5 people listed below for election to the board.

Come out to the Hilton Metrotown on Tuesday July 24.

Bring your PBC card and photo ID.

Registration starts at 3pm, AGM is at 6pm.