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CAUT Statement on National Aboriginal Day

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(Ottawa— 21 June, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) marks National Aboriginal Day on June 21, 2017 against the backdrop of the150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation.

It is an appropriate moment to reflect upon both the countless contributions of Aboriginal Peoples, and also the historic wrongs committed against First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities in Canada.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has documented the many pressing issues still requiring attention, and its report points to the critical role education policy can play in supporting the reconciliation process.

Indigenous rights, including the right to education, are inherent rights enshrined in Treaties, the Canadian Constitution, and international agreements. CAUT is committed to restoring, renewing, and regenerating Indigenous practices, languages, and knowledge.

On this year’s National Aboriginal Day, CAUT asks governments to provide new resources to support Aboriginal students to access post-secondary education, and urges academic staff associations and universities and colleges to support Indigenizing the academy by working together to establish equitable policies and practices that involve Aboriginal Peoples and Indigenous Knowledge in all aspects of campus life.

Media contact:

Lisa Keller, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers

(o) 613-726-5186 (c) 613-222-3530

MAHCP Walkabout for Patient Services

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Please join MAHCP leaders, members and friends as we Walk in Support of Patient Services!

These services are being impacted by the impending changes to our provincial health care system.

All MAHCP members, their friends and family, hospital employees, fellow members of other unions and the public are welcome to walk with us.

This event takes place on June 29, 2017, from noon until 1 pm.

We’re meeting at noon at the old HSC ER parking lot on McDermot Avenue and have a route planned that will take the walkers out to Notre Dame Avenue, back to McDermot, to Sherbrook Street and then to William Avenue. If time permits, walkers will continue west on William Avenue to Tecumseh Street and then to McDermot. (Please see attached poster)

Feel free to join us for all or part of the Walk in Support of Patient Services!

 

 

National Aboriginal Day 2017

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Together, we must do more than just talk about reconciliation – we must learn how to live out reconciliation each and every day. These principles must guide us in our actions, and we urge you to read and then act upon the 94 Calls to Action here.

UFCW Statement on the Reintroduction of the Schedules That Work Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, issued the following statement regarding the reintroduction of the Schedules That Work Act.  

“When a person’s work schedule varies widely from week to week, it brings chaos to both family life and family finances. The Schedules That Work Act is a common sense piece of legislation that will help hard-working men and women have more control over their lives. Smart, flexible, and reliable scheduling is the best way to ensure every family is able to build the better life they’ve earned and deserve.”  

 Background

  • The Schedules That Work Act would provide workers modest safeguards and begin to curb the most abusive scheduling practices.
  • This legislation includes a presumption that workers who need a schedule change due to child care, school, a second job, or medical needs will receive that change unless there is a bona fide business reason not to.
  • The legislation also provides retail workers with two weeks advanced notice of their schedules and guarantees minimum pay when they are sent home from work before completing their entire shift.

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.  

Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org

 

MAHCP 47th Annual General Meeting – October 12, 2017

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We are now taking registration for MAHCP’s 47th Annual General Meeting.  The meeting will be held on October 12, 2017 at the Victoria Inn-Winnipeg at 1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg.

Please complete the pre-registration form and return to us as per the instructions on the form.

If you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact our office at 204-772-0425 or info@mahcp.ca.

MAHCP President’s Tour heads north this week

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MAHCP members in Northern Manitoba, President Bob Moroz is on his way to see you!

President Moroz will be hosting the official meetings in Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Full information below:

  • Thompson – June 20, 2017 – United Steel Workers Local 6166, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Flin Flon – June 21, 2017 – Victoria Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm
  • The Pas – June 22, 2017 – Kikiwak Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm

Among the topics that will be discussed at these meetings are:

  1. Upcoming bargaining
  2. Recent provincial legislation affecting all public-sector workers and specifically the health-care sector (Bill 28 and Bill 29)
  3. And any local issues that members would like to bring forward

For our members at the different DSM facilities in the North, you are most welcome to attend the meeting that is most convenient for you.

We’d love to see as many MAHCP members as possible during the Northern Tour.

Thank you!

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