Emergency preparedness week – May 7th to the 13th

Emergency preparedness week – May 7th to the 13th

Hello everyone,   Emergency Preparedness Week is this May 7th to 13th. This is a great reminder that we all can do more to be prepared for disrupting emergency events in our lives. Several lunch time learning events have been scheduled and are open to any member of the campus community. Bring your lunch and come out and learn! A…

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Advice for Members in the Event of Inclement Weather (Snow)

Your Health and Safety Committee would like to remind you that in the event of heavy snow or icy conditions, please remember the following: Check the UVic website weather advisory section on http://www.uvic.ca Note the clearing of snow on the following UVic maps under https://www.uvic.ca/facilities/service/grounds/grounds%20services/index.php Remember to stay on main routes and stay visible. In the event of snow or…

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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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