Please find attached for your reference the April 1, 2021 HBT benefit booklets and Benefits-at-a-Glance for the CSSEA Collective Agreements.
|I’m writing to ask you to help your fellow CUPE members in Local 1004 who work at the Pacific National Exhibition. The jobs of more than 4,200 workers are at risk!
Please take a moment to visit savethepne.ca and send an email to urge our leaders to save the PNE!
The PNE has had little to no support through the COVID-19 pandemic.
· 1,600 part-time workers not working
· 100 full-time staff laid off
· the annual hire of 2,500 seasonal workers on hold
· The jobs of 4,000 CUPE members are in danger
While there is hope we are nearing an end to the public health crisis, the PNE needs short-term, emergency financial relief to avoid financial ruin.
The PNE is a century-old tradition that has brought countless memories and enjoyment for generations. It also pumps $200 million into the region’s economy and local businesses every year. And it creates thousands of high-skilled jobs and youth employment.
All of this is at risk if governments don’t step up now.
Let’s make sure that the PNE is not left behind in post-pandemic recovery. Send a message to our leaders today. Tell them to Save the PNE!
Please share this message with your friends, family, neighbours and coworkers. Thank-you for your support.
On March 18, 2021, the Provincial Health Officer has announced an acceleration of the vaccine rollout, which prioritizes child care workers, along with other front-line staff.
Due to large shipments of the AstraZeneca/Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII) vaccine arriving in B.C. over the coming months, the vaccine schedule is accelerating to protect workers in high-risk industries and front-line workplaces. This is in line with government’s immunization strategy of protecting the most vulnerable British Columbians first, and using vaccines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
More than 300,000 front-line staff, including first responders, grocery store staff, teachers, educational and child care staff, and other front-line workers and industries, will be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations over the coming weeks, as B.C.’s plan moves forward ahead of schedule.
The first shipment of AZ/SII is being deployed to protect people in workplaces that are identified as having the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission, such as food processing plants, and agricultural operations and large industrial camps with congregate accommodations; however, in total, B.C. expects to receive approximately 340,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by late May. The news release with additional details can be found here.
We know that you will have additional questions beyond the information provided today – more information about how it will be rolled out will be shared in the coming days and weeks.
Please do not call your local health authority to book an appointment. All AZ/SII vaccine appointments will be organized by employers. Appointment information will be communicated clearly and directly to each sector and employer over the coming weeks. More information regarding the broader Covid-19 Immunization plan is available online.
Additionally, thank you to everyone who sent in questions and attended the Health and Safety Townhall discussing the updated health and safety guidelines for child care settings with Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice-President, Public Health and Chief Medical Health Officer from Vancouver Coastal Health, Dr. Geoff McKee, Medical Director, Population and Public Health at BC Centre for Disease Control, and Jacqueline Holmes, Manager of Prevention Field Services at WorkSafeBC on February 16. As promised, we have compiled answers to questions that we were unable to get to during the webinar. We have posted these answers, along with the audio recording of the event, to the Childcare BC website.
We are incredibly grateful to all child care staff working on the front lines of this pandemic who have kept our communities and economies moving forward. We commit to continuing to keep you informed as information comes available.
Stakeholder Engagement Team
Attached are the 2 documents that will show our members the changes to their benefits and the improvements. The Low Wage Redress document that shows the increases that you are entitled to April 1st, 2021
The survey is quick and easy and we will keep all responses confidential, and only aggregated results will be reported.
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Please join us for the first CUPE 1936 EDI Committee. This is an opportunity for our members that are from one or more equity seeking groups to work together on the various equity, diversity and inclusion issues. If you need more information reach out to email@example.com
CUPE 1936 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
We are really hoping to get quorum at our next membership meeting so we can have elections, pass a few motions, including by-laws.
If you haven’t registered please take a couple of meetings to click on the invite to register. (see below)
If you have registered then Thank You. Your participation is important to us and we appreciate your time to ensure our union is strong.
(Please post on union bulletin board and pass it on to your co workers. )
This meeting is for all members of CUPE Local 1936.
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting. Just copy and paste into your web browser
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Throughout the world, labour unions have been a powerful force for the advancement of human rights for LGBTIQ people. A panel of stellar speakers will reflect upon the important interconnections between human rights for LGBTIQ people and labour rights globally. Speakers will explore current work being done by their respective organizations around inclusion, equity and human rights related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).
We will discuss what the future holds for increased solidarity and cooperation across our movements and across the world.
Gertrude Mtsweni, COSATU (South Africa)
Gurchaten Sandhu, International Labour Organization
Kim Frost, RWDSU, UFCW, ILGA-NAC (USA)
Larry Rousseau, Canadian Labour Congress8
Michele Kessler, UFCW, IUF Global Union LGBTQ Group (USA)
Moderator: Ziya Jones, Journalists for Human Rights & XTRA
Presented by: Dignity Network Canada, UFCW Canada, UFCW Outreach and IUF Global Union LGBTQ Group
This event is an invite-only event on Zoom and you must register in advance. Please go to the following link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_sdHBbTRORo2U9Hu2krMaYg
Facebook event page for the event, with a link to register: https://fb.me/e/1e5Z8wKNb