Movember is upon us

Movember is upon us

It’s an annual movement which began in Australia.. Movember, or “moustache November”, was started in 2003 to raise awareness and charitable funds for men’s health issues. The Movember Foundation has now become a world-wide movement with events in countries around the world. The theme this year is “Stop Men Dying Too Young”  Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a…

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What CPP expansion means for you

What CPP expansion means for you

In June, Canada’s federal and provincial finance ministers reached a historic agreement to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). With pension plans under attack and private savings not delivering for most workers, this news is much needed and long overdue. Canadians are facing a real retirement crisis and CPP expansion is a step in the right direction. Changes to the CPP do not come easy.…

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Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

After declining for many years, support for unions has rebounded since the financial crisis. A growing number of Canadians also say they’d like to join a union. These are some of the reasons why: 1. Higher wages. On average unionized workers are paid $5.40 an hour or 23 per cent more than those who aren’t members of a union. The union advantage…

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BC Fed Occupational Health and Safety workshops

BC Fed Occupational Health and Safety workshops

  November 2016 – Victoria BC   Contact:  Cathrine Jansen, CUPE 951 Education Chair, ctjansen@uvic.ca  or local 4989 (250-472-4989) if interested in any of these.   We will be offering two spots for each of these courses:   Women’s Health & Safety in the Workplace – Nov. 8, 2016 (8:30-4:30) —>  ZERO Registered with 14 seats remaining!  Prerequisite:  Occupational Health & Safety Part…

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Let’s Talk – CUPE Nine-Five-What? Getting to Know Your Local for New & Casual Workers

We are excited to announce the latest in our new series of “Let’s Talk” lunch hour information sessions. Please join Maddy Smith in MacLaurin D103 on Friday, October 7 from noon to 1pm for CUPE Nine-Five-What? Getting to Know Your Local for New Workers and Casuals. Coffee/tea and some light snacks will be served. We hope to see you there.…

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Stop cuts to healthcare – Canadian healthcare on trial

Stop cuts to healthcare – Canadian healthcare on trial

The Council of Canadians organized a rally outside the Law Courts, which featured health care practitioners and researchers, as well as leaders from trade unions and civil society.”As Brian Day, who is known to many as ‘Dr. Profit’, attempts to land the knock-out punch to medicare, we were on hand to raise awareness and let court know we won’t stand by…

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