Significant dates to remember

As members of the largest union in Canada, we benefit from the research and advocacy that can be done on our behalf. Over the next month there are 5 significant dates to remember and issues to take action on. For more information and actions you can take, please see the document linked below.

  • November 20 – TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
  • December 1 – WORLD AIDS DAY
  • December 3 – INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
  • December 6 – NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  • December 10 – INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

CUPE Significant Dates 2014

BC Labour History book project

A project is under way to write a history of BC Labour aiming to “provide a broad overview of BC labour history”. This is a joint project of the Labour Heritage Centre, the BC Federation of Labour and the Morgan Centre for Labour Studies at Simon Fraser University. It was launched on Oct. 21, 2014. For more info see the story at https://pnlha.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/bc-labor-history-book-project-launched/

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Leadership Training

As a member organization of the Metro Vancouver Alliance our members have access to all their training opportunities. The next one is November 7 & 8 in New Westminster. More details here – Leadership Institute.

Here’s what it’s all about:

The Metro Vancouver Alliance Leadership Training is for those who share an interest in strengthening civil society and working together for the common good. As a participant, you will work with other community leaders from diverse organizations on the universals of broad based community organizing.

Metro Vancouver Alliance conducts Leadership Institutes several times a year. Leadership institutes are free of charge for people from Alliance member institutions.

Participants in a Leadership Institute will come away with an understanding of:

  • Why organizing matters
  • Fundamental organizing skills
  • Strengthening institutions
  • Turning problems into winnable issues
  • Using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good

Power Outage at the Office

The power is currently out in the whole building where the office is located. Staff was sent home. Patience appreciated if you’re trying to reach us. Note also that the server is down and email may not be working either. Thankfully this website is hosted by CUPE! Here’s the link to the Officers’ contact list on our About Us page –
http://cupe23.ca/files/2014/08/Directory-2014-July.pdf

Help our delegates prepare for the National Sector conference

Next week 9 members will be attending the first ever CUPE National Sector Council conference. In our local we represent 3 different sectors – Municipal, Library and Emergency Services. If you are aware of new, emerging or growing issues in the sector in which you work, please share them with our delegates so that they can bring them to the conference. Send by email to the office – admin@cupe23.ca For more info about the conference, go to this link: http://cupe.ca/event/national-sector-council-conference