Please join the Victoria Labour Council & United Way in the most fabulous event of Summer!
On July 7, we will meet at the corner of Broad and Pandora streets between 11:00 and 11:30 for a 12:00 start. All affiliates, delegates and union members welcome.
We will walk in solidarity with CAW 333 (they have a float) and BCGEU (they have a samba band). Union flags, union swag would be awesome – colour and sparkle not mandatory but STRONGLY encouraged. See you there!
This will begin at 6:30 on Monday May 27th and will be held at the EC branch.
Sharlene Patterson will be sharing her experience and information gathered when she and a delegation from the CUPE International Solidarity Committee went to Mexico to look into Canadian Mining Companies and their activities there.
Our next General Membership Meeting will be will be held this coming Monday March 25, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at the CENTRAL LIBRARY.
Please come and help us work through the business we need to conduct, share some good food and supportive companionship.
Over Mined, Under Ruled
Justice Activism for Corporate Regulation
NDP MP, proponent of Private Members’ Bill C-323 to hold Canadian corporations accountable for human rights and environmental violations around the world.
Latin America Program Coordinator with MiningWatch Canada, a non-pro¬fit responding to irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.
Thursday, November 15 @ 7pm – UVic Harry Hickman Rm 105
Sponsors: Mining Justice Action Committee, International Solidarity Committees of CUPE BC
and CUPE Vancouver Island District Council, UVic Social Justice Studies,
Victoria Council of Canadians, and South Island NDP
Information: 250 652 8632 firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/miningjusticeactioncommittee
CUPE 410 Annual General Meeting
Monday December 3rd at 6:30 P.M.
The following positions are now open for nominations. Please submit your name or the name of someone you would like to nominate to the current CUPE 410 President, Ursula Benoit, email@example.com no later than Friday November 30th 2012 at 5:00 P.M.
Juan de Fuca/TS
Trustee (3 year term)
Chair – Occupational Health and Safety
Chair – Catering
Member-at-Large – Union/Management (1) President and Chair of OHS are automatically on this committee
Vancouver Island District Council (3)
Victoria Labour Council (2)
Sean Meagher, President of Public Interest
Trevor Davies, CUPE BC General Vice-President and CUPE 374 President
Sean was highly involved in Toronto’s core service review and will speak about his experience with Toronto’s core service review and how a community can mobilize and protect their public services when involved in such a review. Trevor will speak from a local perspective about Greater Victoria’s public services and how core service reviews could drastically affect our community.
Location: Camosun College – Lansdowne Campus, Fisher 100, 3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria BC – at 7:00 P.M.
BCGEU Strike Action
Provincial government employees will be engaging in strike action and picketing on Wednesday September 5th. They have publicly said that they will not block access to other organizations who share facilities with them. That will be the case with the Central Library and the various government offices on Broughton Street.
If the government employees do, in fact, put pickets up in the front of the entrances to the Central Library, Holman, Helen and Heather will speak to the Picket Captain(s) and try to resolve the situation. If the pickets remain, it will be necessary for Central’s staff to exit the building. Picket lines can be dangerous when members of the public engage in heated debates with picketers. Management will likely decide to close the Central Library. Management is very aware that our members cannot cross a picket line and will understand our need to leave. The consequence of leaving the job will be the docking of pay for the hours that each member was not at work.
We do not believe that it will be necessary for our members to leave the Central Library. Nevertheless, you need to know what is expected of you and what the consequences will be. Please follow any instructions given to you by Holman, Helen or Heather.
CUPE Strike Action at the University of Victoria
CUPE Local at UVIC will also begin strike actions on Wednesday September 5th. They have publicly stated that their goal is to inconvenience Management and not students. They will do everything they can to avoid picketing buildings with classrooms and other student centered facilities.
If you find that all entrances to a building that you need to get into are blocked by pickets, then please do not cross that picket line.
You may at anytime join a picket line.
Communicate with your professor via email and determine how best to keep up with your course work. All course work (readings, essays, lab work, tests, exams) will need to be completed before you can pass the course.