I hope that you will all join me at the Union Meeting on Monday November 21, 2011. Our meetings are held in a meeting room adjacent to the Thirsty Penguin on the upper level of Canlan Burnaby 8 Rinks. The meeting starts at 7:30pm sharp, come early and join us for a bit of a social before the meeting and stay for some (Union bought) munchies after the meeting.
We will have a guest speaker this month, Brian Campbell, from the BC Federation of Labour. Brian will be speaking on the "Alive After 5" campaign about the importance of Health and Safety for new and young workers.
"On November 19 CUPE members in British Columbia have a rare chance to make a real difference for our communities.
November 19 is the day we elect our municipal governments and school boards.
We know that voter turnout is always very low for local government elections. That means that the 85,000 CUPE members in BC can make the difference if we and our families turn out to vote.
We can make a difference by electing municipal governments opposed to contracting out or privatizing our work. We can elect people who are committed to fair collective agreements.
Above all, we encourage you and your family to get out on November 19 and vote for progressive candidates in your community." Barry O'Neill, President CUPE BC
For a list of the labour endorsed candidates in your municipality please go to the CUPE BC website on Thursday November 17.