Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. – August 21, 2017 – The latest and final session of the 2017 UFCW Canada Young-Workers Internship Program (YIP) recently took place in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, where 20 young UFCW Canada members from across Alberta and British Columbia gathered for a week of dynamic learning and hands-on training.
“One of our top priorities is ensuring our services foster the inclusion and dignity that adults with developmental disabilities have a right to. However, the employer doesn’t think we deserve the same kind of dignity — not when they’re offering us dimes.” — Sue Walker, President, OPSEU Local 249
NOTICE OF INFORMATION FOR RATIFICATION VOTE MEETING
When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: North Campus Building**, Room 101
1. Approval of the Agenda
2. Information on Tentative Collective Agreement
3. Question and Answer Period
Please bring your Western One ID or photo ID to gain admittance to the meeting.
You are entitled to 2 hours away from work (including your regularly scheduled meal period) to attend this meeting. In addition, if you work away from main campus, you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel. This time does not need to be made up.
Polls will open for voting on the ratification of the collective agreement immediately after the meeting until 3:30 pm.
Polls will also be open on Wednesday August 23rd and Thursday 24th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm in UCC Room 255 (UWOSA Office). Highlights of the collective agreement will be available to read prior to voting.
**North Campus Building is located on Perth Drive between the Labatts Visual Arts Centre & Delaware Hall.
(Ottawa — 21 August, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is launching a national campaign to call on the federal government to act on the recommendations of its Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science and invest in basic research.
“Canadians see the benefits of basic research every day. It saves lives, improves our understanding of the world, helps solve problems and strengthens our future, “said CAUT President James Compton. “Investing in scientific research is investing in our future.”
The Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science, chaired by David Naylor, delivered its report in April 2017. Its chief recommendation is to increase funding by 1.3 billion over four years. The Panel noted that Canada has failed to keep pace with other countries and is losing opportunities to strengthen our knowledge and talent advantages.
“Over the next months, CAUT will encourage the government to adopt the recommendations of the Naylor Report, including its call to increase support for basic science,” added Compton.
To get involved in the campaign, visit http://science.caut.ca.
"We will continue to push for [domestic violence leave] in negotiations, with the ultimate goal of it becoming part of the labour laws in our province." — Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President
Toronto – August 19, 2017 – A new economic report authored by the Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reveals that low-income families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while richer families have seen their income grow in the same time span.
To be eligible to vote in the 2017 MAHCP Vice Presidential election, members must be a member in good standing, and to be in good standing requires signing an “Application for Membership.”
The application can be easily filled out by printing off this application form, filling it out and then sending it back to us by Aug. 31, 2017. This can be done by:
- Scanning and sending it to MAHCP via personal/home email address
- Faxing it to us at 204-775-6829
- Or dropping it off at our office: 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. in Winnipeg
There are two candidates running for the position of Vice President:
- Tanya Burnside
- Janet Fairbairn
Their bios can be viewed at here.
The Vice President debate will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Canad Inns HSC. Soon after will be the electronic vote (E-vote) for Vice President, which runs from Sept. 5 to 12.
Saint-Eustache, Qué. – August 18, 2017 – Elizabeth Lagarde is one of eighteen UFCW Canada – BDM Scholarship winners for 2016.