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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES
Please read on for general CUPE BC announcements and to learn more about upcoming events, learning resources, and community engagement opportunities. If this email was forwarded to you and you wish to be added to our mailing list, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
U pcoming CUPE BC Canvasses | 2021 Federal Elections
Below is a list of upcoming canvasses taking place over the coming days in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island:
|Port Moody – Coquitlam. Sept 3 | 6:00 pm *Today*
3278 Westwood St, Port Coquitlam; Event Link: Click here
Burnaby South Sept 4 | 1:00 pm
5262 Rumble St, Burnaby Event Link: Click here
Pitt Meadows – Maple Ridge Sept 5 | 1:00 pm
Corner of 224th St & 119th Ave, Maple Ridge Event Link: Click here
|Nanaimo. Sept 6 | 10:00 am
140 Commercial St, Nanaimo Event Link: Click here
Victoria Sept 6 | 1:30 pm
1262 Quadra St, Victoria. Event Link: Click here
Please also check the CUPE BC Facebook page regularly for a full list of other upcoming canvasses and events.
T-Shirt Fundraiser | Orange Shirt Day | Sept 30
CUPE BC encourages members to visit the Orange Shirt Society website and consider a t-shirt purchase for Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2021. Partial proceeds from all t-shirt and merchandise sales will go towards the Orange Shirt Society and support the organization’s reconciliation events and activities. T-shirts may also be purchased directly from various London Drugs locations.
CUPE BC Posters | UNDRIP and Truth & Reconciliation
All locals should have received print copies of the CUPE BC United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and 94 Calls to Action posters in mail earlier this summer. A digital file containing both posters has been attached for viewing and distribution. If your local would like to request additional print posters, please email the CUPE BC Office (email@example.com) with your desired quantity, poster type, and mailing address.
BC Government Consultation | Paid Sick Leave Survey | Sept 14
The Provincial Government is developing paid sick leave for employees in BC to enable them to stay home when sick or injured, without losing wages, for a set number of days each year. The new model will come into effect on January 1, 2022. At this time, the Government is seeking input from workers and employers about what paid sick leave they currently have in their workplaces and what improvements could be made. For more information, please see below:
Paid Sick Leave Engagement Project: Click here
CCPA Reports | Election 44: The Care Economy, Women, and COVID-19
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has remained at the forefront of the COVID pandemic by publishing in-depth analysis of its impacts and policy changes that are needed to protect vulnerable populations. Please find links below to the CCPA’s reports and policy recommendations as the elections approach:
Platform Crunch: Conservatives release their federal commitments
Which promises have the Conservatives made to support women’s employment and the care economy? Click here to review the CCPA’s recent analysis, along with their assessment of the NDP commitments (click here). Other party platforms will be released as well.
Budget Watch 2021: The rebuild must start with the care economy
Senior CCPA researcher Katherine Scott explains why the “rebuild must start with the care economy” as a means of addressing the social, racialized, gendered, and income inequities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.
Long-term care reform: No time to waste
The CCPA has published a road map (click here) to ensure that every senior is able to live with dignity and respect.
Canada’s immigration system is failing migrant care workers
COVID-19 has worsened the precarious, sometimes abusive working conditions for migrant care workers—most of whom are women and racialized people. Click here to read CCPA researcher Rishika Waderhra’s analysis.
For more information, please read the CCPA Report “Women, work, and COVID-19: Priorities for supporting women and the economy” by Katherine Scott or listen to the CCPA “The Care Economy and What’s at Stake” podcast episode.
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