Toiletries Needed for Welcome Kits

This year at the June BBQ, the Good & Welfare committee will be collecting toiletries for welcome kits for Victoria Women’s Transition House Society: A welcome kit is a pack of toiletries placed in bedrooms for new residents when they arrive at the Emergency Shelter. Each kit contains basic items for use by the women and their children during their stay…

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Happy Retirement, Arden!

At our April general meeting, we took time to honour Arden Little, a long time union activist retiring after almost 28 years as a member! We shared cake!   President Kara White had this to say about Arden, “You might have heard about Arden from the Career Development Committee, Health and Safety Committee, bargaining committee member, picket captain, Steward and…

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Bargaining Survey

As we get closer to the end of our current contract, it is important to us that we bargain the collective agreement based on your priorities. Please let us know what is important to you by filling in our anonymous bargaining survey at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CUPE951  The survey deadline is May 24th, 2018.   

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Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning

This upcoming Saturday is the National Day of Mourning, where we remember workers who have died, or were made injured or sick, from their work. Locally, the Victoria Labour Council is coordinating an event as a memorial and a call to action. 198 workers died in British Columbia in 2017. Every day workers suffer from work-related injuries and diseases. This…

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Legal Checkup

Human Resources is offering a new course which may be of interest to CUPE 951 Members. Legal Checkup 2 hour instructor-led seminar for faculty & staff. Free. April 12, 2018. Overview In the event of serious illness or death, you want your wishes regarding the disposal of assets and health decisions to be respected. This is where legal affairs planning…

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Remembering Dave Barrett

The life of former B.C. premier Dave Barrett will be honoured with a public state memorial service in Victoria on Saturday, March 3. Barrett, who led the province’s first New Democratic Party government, died on Feb. 2 at the age of 87. The service will be held at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria on March 3 at…

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