CUPE Saskatchewan celebrates National Nursing Week

CUPE Saskatchewan celebrates National Nursing Week

This week is National Nursing Week. The Saskatchewan government has proclaimed May 12 as Continuing Care Assistants Day and May 13 as Licensed Practical Nurses Day. CUPE licensed practical nurses and continuing care assistants are key members of the nursing team. It is an important time to recognize the tremendous work CUPE members do every day to deliver high quality patient care as…

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May is Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month. As we celebrate, we also take this opportunity to honour the activism of people of Asian descent for human rights and social justice in Canada. It’s important for each of us to reflect on how diverse struggles against oppression strengthen us as a labour movement and in our communities. Some of these struggles include the Chinese Exclusion…

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Better photographic tips from your social media (communications) Chair

Better photographic tips from your social media (communications) Chair

Your communications chair, Colin Newell, was in attendance for the CUPE-BC 2017 Convention Communicators Breakfast in Victoria B.C. in April. – One of the events was a very interesting (and at times gritty) session that featured a talk by noted labour activist Canadian photographer Josh Berson – Your communications chair has been taking photos for almost 50 years and here…

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2017 CUPE-BC Convention in Victoria highlights

2017 CUPE-BC Convention in Victoria highlights

Your CUPE 951 executive members were there! President Kara White, Vice-president Kirk Mercer, 2nd Vice-President Ted Godwin, Chief Steward Laurie Whyte, your Communications Chair Colin Newell, Trustee Maddy Smith and Member at Large, Pat Shade. Your CUPE 951 members worked hard with other members of post secondary institutions around British Columbia – identifying key areas that are of interest to…

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CUPE BC Convention elects new Executive Board for 2017-2019

CUPE BC Convention elects new Executive Board for 2017-2019

VICTORIA—Delegates to CUPE BC’s 54th annual convention today elected a new Executive Board to lead the union for the next two years. CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies were acclaimed to continue in their roles, and Cindy McQueen, Tanya Paterson, Karen Ranalletta and Michelle Waite were elected to serve as General Vice Presidents. Delegates also elected four…

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