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HandyDART Solidarity Rally on June 9, 2024

Shared on behalf of ATU Local 1724

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Wage BC: Research

Shared on behalf of NWDLC

Last week we produced a new report looking into which workers in BC don’t earn a Living Wage.

Our research has found that 1 in 3 workers in BC don’t earn a Living Wage. That’s more than 740,000 people who are trapped in a gap between how much money they make and how much they need to earn to pay for rent and other essentials.

Our research also found that there’s a real gender and racial divide between who earns a Living Wage and who doesn’t:

  • 57% of workers who don’t earn a Living Wage in Metro-Vancouver are women.
  • 2/3rds of workers who don’t earn a Living Wage in Metro-Vancouver are people of colour.
  • Half of all racialized women in Metro-Vancouver don’t earn a Living Wage.

I’d love it if you could help promote this research. We’ve produced a social media toolkit with some sample content and some graphics that you can share. And here is a link to the report:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o-YZkHuZi8C7OD0kuBEj5by2zk9Q0wlu/view

Please do let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like to get more involved in this work,

Thanks,  Anastasia French – Provincial Manager, Living Wage for Families BC

Vancity Community Foundation  Anastasia_french@vancity.com   236-558-2635

 

National Indigenous History Month

Re-circulated by the New Westminster & District Labour Council

National Indigenous History Month June 15th event

***Please contact Cheryl at the NWDLC to register for one of these workshops***

Delegates, friends and community allies! You are invited to join the NWDLC Indigenous Standing Committee for a celebration marking National Indigenous History Month.

Start: Saturday, June 15, 2024•11:00 AM

End: Saturday, June 15, 2024• 3:00 PM

IUOE Hall• 4333 Ledger Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T3 CA Host Contact Info: admin@nwdlc.ca

We are honoured to begin with an opening by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Elders Sam and Les George, followed by bannock and light refreshments.

Come ready to learn and participate in Indigenous and Métis arts, crafts and music.

The following workshops still have vacancies:

**The drum making workshop is full**

    • Beadmaking
    • Wool weaving
    • Making indigenous oils with local plants (Hank Williams from Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ First Nation) 

Everyone is welcome to this all ages event, registration in advance is required to ensure there are enough supplies.

Rainbow Awards Dinner for Surrey Pride Society

Shared on behalf of Surrey Pride and NWDLC

Our Inaugural Rainbow awards and dinner is coming up Surrey Pride Society is a registered not-for-profit. It is the official producer of Surrey Pride Festival. The Pride movement has been at the forefront of equality for over five decades, working to ensure equal rights are secured and maintained for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Two Spirit + Communities.

This Year on June 1, we will be hosting our Inaugural Rainbow Gala and Awards night at City Hall

The evening will include a meet and greet followed by 3 course dinner catered by the Civic Hotel. We will have live entertainment thanks to The Apartment. Following dinner we will head to Centre City Stage to honour our past by creating a digital wall of honour, followed by a professional drag show.

This event is co sponsored by KPU and Civic Hotel and the awards sponsored by the HEU

Tickets are $140 per person or table of 10 $1200

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/872184596607

Missed the Greedflation Lunch and Learn? Watch it here!

Circulated on behalf of NWDLC

Missed the Greedflation vs Affordability lunch and learn?

No problem, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkC7xZPt7Cs

National Indigenous History Month Celebration

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National Indigenous History Month Celebration

Start: Saturday, June 15, 2024•11:00 AM

End: Saturday, June 15, 2024• 3:00 PM

IUOE Hall• 4333 Ledger Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T3 CA

Host Contact Info: admin@nwdlc.ca

Delegates, friends and community allies! You are invited to join the NWDLC Indigenous Standing Committee for a celebration marking National Indigenous History Month.

We are honoured to begin with an opening by Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Elders Sam and Les George, followed by bannock and light refreshments. Come ready to learn and participate in Indigenous and Métis arts, crafts and music. The workshops feature beadmaking, wool weaving and drum making with song.
Hank Williams from Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ First Nation will facilitate a workshop on how Indigenous oils are made with local plants, attendees will receive a vial of oil.

Everyone is welcome to this all ages event, registration in advance is required to ensure there are enough supplies.

***Drum making workshop***

Space is limited for the drum making workshop with Harvey Robinson – Klemtu Hereditary Chief & Drum Maker, if you interested please email admin@nwdlc.ca with “drum workshop” in the subject line.

There is free parking across the street, on transit the venue is accessible by bus and a short walk from Canada Way.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/national-indigenous-history-month-celebration/

Just Transition lunch and learn

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Just Transition lunch and learn

Great news! We have our third Lunch & Learn webseries next Thurs, May 2nd.  You can register here.

For this edition, our guests, including Alex Callahan from the CLC, will be discussing the tripartite approach to just transition from their various perspectives. Please bring your lunch and join us for an engaging conversation.

Previous Lunch and Learns on our Youtube channel.

Red Dress Gathering to Honour MMIWG2S+

 

https://www.facebook.com/share/p/EHM1E6sdHqi3yugm/?mibextid=WC7FNe

Tell UBC: Research is Work

-Circulated on behalf of CUPE Local 2278-

The University of British Columbia is the largest university in the province and one of the largest in Canada. Yet it is one of the last universities in the country without a union for graduate research assistants.

The lack of a union has prevented UBC student workers from being able to affect their working conditions and negotiate for fair wages. It has meant that they face workplace issues alone, including inadequate health and safety protocols, unclear or inconsistent hiring processes, unchallenged harassment, lack of support for mental health, and widespread overwork and burnout.

To date, thousands of UBC student workers have signed union cards because they want change. Last spring, UBC graduate research assistants signed enough cards to pass the threshold for automatic union certification. And yet, UBC refuses to acknowledge them as workers.

UBC could not function without the contributions of graduate researchers and other academic workers, and they deserve the support and protections of a union.

Tell UBC: Research is Work! Add your name if you agree.

Petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-ubc-research-is-work?source=vdlc

2024 Day of Mourning: April 28, 2024

Re-circulated by the New Westminster & District Labour Council

2024 Day of Mourning

We are once again co-hosting our Day of Mourning ceremony with the City of New Westminster at

Westminster Pier Park, 1 – 6th Street New Westminster, BC 
Sunday, April 28, 2024, 11:00 a.m.

Facebook: https://fb.me/e/52NYR4U8x 

Mayor Patrick Johnstone will speak, as well as NWDLC President Louella Vincent, Stacey Ferguson of the Qayqayt Nation and two labour leaders.
There will be a moment of silence ended by a blast from our participating river tugs and a short procession with flowers to conclude.

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