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Columbia Employee Store: UWOSA Invitation June 5 - 25, 2017

University of Western Ontario Staff Association -

The Columbia Employee store invitation for UWOSA has arrived, just in time for summer: June 5 - 25, 2017

To gain access to the store, please bring ALL of the following:

1) A printed copy of the summer UWOSA invitation found in the Member Area under Member Discounts and Volunteer Opportunities, entitled Columbia Store June Invitation

2) Show your UWOSA card or Western 1 card

3) A piece of personal photo ID

• This invite is non-transferable but you are welcome to bring your family and friends with you (up to 4 guests per person).
• You are welcome to visit us multiple times during your invite period.

Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
1425 Max Brose Dr.
London Ontario, N6N 0A2

Holiday Store Hours from Nov. 23 – Dec. 31
- Mon-Tues: 10am – 7pm
- Wed-Fri: 10am – 8pm
- Sat: 10am – 6pm
- Sun: 11am - 5pm

Stan Raper, 1961 – 2017

UFCW Canada -

Toronto – June 6, 2017 – It is with heartfelt sadness that UFCW Canada announces the passing of our dear friend and brother, Stan Raper, who passed suddenly and unexpectedly on June 5. 

Info on next round of MAHCP General Membership meetings

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals -


The next set of General Membership meetings with MAHCP President Bob Moroz have been scheduled, and we hope to see as many members as possible in attendance!

First off, a big THANK YOU to the dozens of members that attended the meetings at Concordia Hospital and Victoria General Hospital. Your questions and suggestions have been noted and we’re doing all we can to get answers for you.

MAHCP planned these General Membership meetings with President Moroz to discuss the WRHA’s recent announcement of ER closures at three Winnipeg hospitals and the shutdown of the Urgent Care Clinic at Misericordia, as well as answer any questions members may have about other issues affecting their livelihoods.

As we have mentioned before, we may plan more dates for meetings with members, so if you do not see your workplace in the list below, it does not mean that you won’t be getting a meeting.

MAHCP members who cannot attend their site-specific General Membership meeting with President Moroz are welcome to attend a meeting at another site.

This means that if you can’t make the meeting scheduled for your site, but you could make it to one of the meetings at another hospital or the one to be held at the MAHCP office (101-1500 Notre Dame Ave.), you’re more than welcome to do so.

This is also the case for our members at the different DSM facilities, please feel free to attend any of the meetings scheduled below.

Thank you!


List of meetings:

Health Sciences Centre/CancerCare Manitoba – June 7, 2017 @CanadInns HSC, 3 pm to 5 pm

St. Boniface Hospital – June 8, 2017 – DG030 Auditorium, 3 pm to 5 pm

Seven Oaks Hospital – June 12, 2017 – Auditorium, 3 pm to 6 pm

Smaller Sites and Local Tables – June 14, 2017 @MAHCP Office, 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave., 3 pm to 6 pm (This meeting is for MAHCP members at Actionmarguerite, Breast Health Centre-Clerical, Community Therapy Services, Aboriginal Health and Wellness, Canadian Blood Services, Jocelyn House, Manitoba Clinic, Rehab Centre for Children, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, and Winnipeg Clinic)

Brandon All Sites Meeting – June 15, 2017 – Clarion Hotel Brandon, 3 pm to 5 pm (This meeting is for MAHCP members at Brandon Clinic, CCMB in Brandon, and Dynacare in Brandon)

Misericordia – June 26, 2017 – Location TBD, 3 pm to 5 pm

Deer Lodge – June 29, 2017 – Location TBD, 3 pm to 5 pm

For Northern Manitoba:

Thompson – June 20, 2017 – United Steel Workers Local 6166, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Pas – June 21, 2017 – Kikiwak Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm

Flin Flon – June 22, 2017 – Victoria Inn, 3 pm to 5 pm


Letter to the Editor: Government Blames Public Sector

SEIU West -

SEIU-West member Martin Been wrote a letter to the editor that was published on June 6, 2017, check it out: "Remember the Sask Party promise to ‘Keep Saskatchewan Strong’? This cannot be accomplished by taking back pay increases from as far back as 2015 in order to supply tax relief to corporations...."

CAUT stands by Louise Briand


(Ottawa — June 6, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) vehemently condemns the unfair and disrespectful treatment Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) faculty representative Louise Briand is being subjected to by the institution’s board of governors.

In a letter addressed to the chair of the UQO board of governors’ Governance and Ethics Committee, CAUT has highlighted the fact that the institution has a duty to respect Professor Louise Briand’s academic and political freedom as well as her freedom of expression.

In CAUT Executive Director David Robinson’s words: “We ask that you recognize the invaluable contribution of members of the board of governors from the university community as well as that of the permanent observers representing professional and support groups.”

CAUT represents over 70,000 academic staff across Canada.


SEIU-West/SAHO Bargaining Update No. 4

SEIU West -

The bargaining committee received a lot of feedback after Bargaining Update #3 and we want to thank each and every one of you for contacting us with your concerns, questions and suggestions. This kind of engagement means so very much to the bargaining committee and it also helps us provide the stories and rationale behind our proposals. We ask that you take the next step...