New Westminster & Labour Council: News and Upcoming Events
Re-circulated by the New Westminster & District Labour Council
Happy International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021! We’ll have an exciting announcement next week about our new political leadership venture!
****Second call for 2021 Day of Mourning volunteers to make a Zoom presentation to one of our City Councils and/or School Districts. The Presentation will be prepared and meeting arrangements made for you. Please contact Cheryl at the office if you can present on behalf of the labour council.
Shared on behalf of the Hospital Employees Union
At the February 24th regular meeting of the New Westminster & District Labour Council delegates passed the following motion:
“MSC the New Westminster & District Labour Council endorse the HEU Make it Public campaign and encourage affiliates and members to also support the campaign and write to their MLAs at www.MakeItPublic.ca”
The HEU campaign is seeking support for their Long Term Care campaign which would bring work that was previously outsourced to private contractors back in house, and asking delegates and members to write to their MLA using the tools on the Make It Public website. There is a also a short video you can share: https://www.facebook.com/203485052997041/videos/1191415911256452
Shared on behalf of Surrey Teachers Association
Surrey Teachers Ask for Mask Wearing in Classrooms
Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-0tO650aTR7f-XOVjN-HUQ
Shared on behalf of Take Back Delta Hospice Campaign
The Take Back Delta Hospice Campaign is still seeking members who can pay the $10.00 membership fee and are willing to attend a future AGM and vote to reverse the changes made when the Board was taken over and the direction, care options and workplace were changed last year.
For $10 you can join the fight here: https://takebackdeltahospice.ca/
Shared on behalf of Rent Strike Bargain
Rent Strike Bargain Campaign is gearing up to fight for tenants’ rights and are looking to pattern their organizing and efforts on the labour movement to build collective bargaining power for tenants against big increases and predatory practices of landlords. More information on the campaign can be found on the website here: www.rentstrikebargain.com.
At our February meeting the NWDLC delegates voted in favour of sharing the campaign’s survey and message:
That survey can be found here!
“Our campaign’s goal is to connect with & organize union workers & renters to build a stronger movement together, and the first step in that process for us is identifying them. Feel free to take a look through the questions we have in it & to let us know if you have any questions about them!”
Shared on behalf of Peter Julian, MP New Westminster-Burnaby
I am inviting you to join me at the Disability Tax Credit Workshop via Facebook Live & Zoom on Saturday, March 6 from 1-2 PM PST. Sign language interpretation will be available.
I have done over 600 Disability Tax Credit town halls across Canada to help people get the Disability Tax Credit and know how dysfunctional and complicated the federal system is for persons living with disabilities. Please join me to learn how to access it. If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to my office via email email@example.com or call my office at 604-775-5707.
Shared on behalf of $10aday.ca
Shared on behalf of the United Way of the Lower Mainland
United Way’s Period Promise Collection Drive runs May 6th-June 3rd
If you’ve been helping out with United Way’s Period Promise campaign for a few years now you know it usually runs in March. However, given the current state of COVID-19, we’re running the campaign a few months later this year. On the plus side, this will line up our campaign with World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28th!
Here are a few things that you can look forward to with this year’s campaign
- Easier ways to donate financially or with physical product in your community, where you work, or within your networks
- New ways to highlight your commitment to the cause or get involved as a leader in the local effort
- Virtual engagement opportunities with local activists and leaders working to address the issue of period poverty and menstrual equity in British Columbia sharing key insights and strategies
- Information sharing highlighting the results of the Period Promise Research Project and the work being done by partners on the Period Promise Community Action Group!
Recirculated on behalf of Don Davies, MP Vancouver-Kingsway, Townhall on Anti-Asian racism
Don will be hosting a live townhall next week, Tuesday, March 9 at 5pm PST on Facebook.
“Anti-Asian racism has been a long-standing issue in our community. However, COVID-19 has deepened this scourge, with anti-Asian hate crimes multiplying in BC and across Canada.
Join us for a discussion on how this has affected our community, how we can fight against it, and how we can create a more equitable and inclusive society for all. With special guests Jagmeet Singh, Sarah Kim, and Alden E. Habacon, we will have a dynamic discussion from people who know this issue first-hand. Look forward to seeing you on March 9!”
Here are the event pages:
105-3920 Norland Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5G 4K7
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The NWDLC acknowledges that our office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of Coast Salish peoples