Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association Fundraiser

Shared on behalf of Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA)

Early Bird tickets available here:

NEVR Conference

Dear Colleague

The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships’ conference is fast approaching. It has national, international and local speakers.  You know that relationship violence is a international pandemic and concern for society.  Come and learn and encourage your students to attend.  If students use their KPU student email and use code student, they can attend for $10.  If that is a hardship, we can waive the fee.  For the rest of us, for the total conference, all 4 days is only $35.  You can use your personal PD funds for it.

Please take a look and consider attending.


12th Annual Conference

June 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd 2022

Via Remote Presentations

Trauma: affects, resiliencies and informed practice

97 Terminated Staff Win Right to Return to Jobs

Circulated on behalf of UNITE HERE Local 40 –

97 Terminated Staff Win Right to Return to Jobs

VICTORY!! Hilton Metrotown hotel workers locked out since April 15, 2021, voted today to ratify a new contract by a 98% yes vote. The vote to approve this ground-breaking three-year collective bargaining agreement ends the picket line outside of the hotel and returns staff to their jobs. The 391-day lockout at Hilton Metrotown has been the longest hotel lockout in B.C.’s history.

Hilton Metrotown workers won:

– Full recall rights for the 97 terminated workers without loss of seniority or wages.
– Preservation of housekeeping jobs and restoration of daily room cleaning which will help ensure safer workloads and improve guest experience.
– Wage increases plus a special bonus to keep up with living costs in the city.
– Protection of union health and pension benefits.
– New protection for gratuities.
– Stronger recall protections for the future so no one can get fired just because of the pandemic.

Full press release here:











May is Asian Heritage Month

Circulated on behalf of National Association of Japanese Canadians

May is Asian Heritage Month.

National Association of Japanese Canadians is hosting on an online screening
of Migration + Resilience = BC: An Untold History

Friday May 27, 2022
6pm Pacific, 7pm Mountain, 8pm Central, 9pm Eastern

Join filmmaker Kevin Eastwood and Japanese Canadian storytellers Mas Fukawa and Lorene Oikawa for a Q&A after screening Migration + Resilience, Episode 3 of the documentary series, British Columbia: An Untold History. Episode 3 “reveals the immigrant narratives of resilience that define B.C. Chinese, Japanese, and Punjabi migrants, the Doukhobors and American war resisters catalyzed social movements that still continue today.”

Register in advance for this 1.5 hour event:
Use this link to pre-register.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEVR Workshops

Shared on behalf of NEVR

The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) is offering free, 3-hour long training every Wednesday and Friday in June, and every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in July.

Workshops will be held 9 AM – 12 PM, and 1 PM – 4PM.  You may register yourself or a group.

In this training participants will learn how to recognize signs of abuse, how to safely intervene and support the survivor, and how to connect the survivor to resources. NEVR will train any community member or organization that would like to learn these essential skills. Rates of relationship violence are high and rates of reporting are low; many survivors suffer alone in silence, and never reach out to services or report to police. For this reason, it is essential for us all to have the tools to support survivors in their time of need. Everyone deserves to be safe and you can help!

Please email to register, request group training or more information.


Red Dress Gathering Honouring MMIWGS+

Shared on behalf of CUPE Local 728


THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022 AT 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Red Dress Gathering Honouring MMIWGS+

13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1, Canada

Join us for our inaugural May 5 Red Dress Gathering on The National Day of Awareness for MMIW also known as Red Dress Day. This is a commemoration day for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two Spirit and Non-Binary people.

It will take place on the unceded shared territory of the Katzie, Kwantlen, and Semiahmoo First
Peoples. (Please use the 140th Street – East Side Entrance – look for the Red Dresses in the trees)

We invite you to wear RED, as many Indigenous nations believe that Red is the only colour spirits see. For more information about how The Red Dress Project started, check out artist Jaime Black

We are accepting Red Dress donations in all sizes (infant – adult), any style and any fabric at our union office 5681 177B St, Surrey BC. You can also bring Red Dresses to the event. All dresses will be smudged (cleansed) before being hung at our event location in Bear Creek Park.

We thank the CUPE locals, the regional office, Metro Labour Council, HEU (Hospital Employees Union), Move Up and all who gather to learn, share, dance, experience and be part of our first May 5th Red Dress event. Hy cepka (thank you all)

Building Anti-Racist Solidarity in our Workplaces and Unions

Here is the information and registration link:

Building Anti-Racist Solidarity in our Workplaces and Unions

May 01, 2022 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

This is a virtual event via Zoom

Building Anti-Racist Solidarity in our Workplaces and Unions

1 Year Hilton Lockout Rally



Thursday, April 14th at 5 pm!

We have been locked out and picketing every day since April 15, 2021. Rain. Heat. Snow. We’ve done it all! And Hilton Metrotown continues to take advantage of the pandemic and profit from us long-term employees.

We’re not going away. Join us as we send a strong message to our hotel that we’ll be here until the very end. One day longer, one day stronger!

Please RSVP by sending an email to:

Support for Striking Librarians

Shared on behalf of the BCGEU

Support for Librarians

Our BCGEU Local 702 Librarians recently took a strike vote, 95% in favour, and notice to strike was served to their Employer VIRL on Monday. Their CUPE 401 colleagues have been very supportive.

The Librarians are asking for a fair collective agreement that includes wages that keep up with inflation and a respectful and safe workplace – including solutions to ongoing occupational health and safety issues including workplace violence and disrespectful conditions that are causing systemic mental health impacts.

If you would like to support our job action, sending a letter would be a good way to show support.  Send to The Trustees of the Vancouver Island Regional Library and the ED and the library board. ( and You can also amplify social media posts.

Any support would be greatly appreciated. This is a very difficult and stressful time for our members and it would mean a lot to know they have support. 



A National Space for Black, Indigenous and Racialized CUPE Members

Shared on behalf of the NWDLC Indigenous Standing Committee-CUPE members

Register here: