News & Upcoming Events
Re-circulated by the New Westminster & District Labour Council
Thank you to everyone who attended our December 6th Vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. We are especially grateful to MLA Rachna Singh, BC Fed ST Sussanne Skidmore, HEU PE member and delegate Louella Vincent, BCTF Surrey Teachers’ Association First VP and delegate Julia MacRae and NEVR facilitator and KPU Faculty of Health and FPSE member Dr. Balbir Gurm for speaking, and CUPW Pacific Region National Director and NWDLC C&SA Co-Chair Coleen Jones for reading the names of the 14 women killed in Montreal at L’ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989.
There is also a petition to the House of Commons in Parliament you can sign to take action on Gender Based Violence:
We, the undersigned, citizens (or residents) of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to develop a national prevention plan that includes a media campaign on healthy relationships and the consequences of relationship violence and to proactively address educational goals and societal change to establish a society with healthier and happier relationships.
Another big thank you to attendees and panelists at our Accessibility and COVID-19: Planning an Inclusive Recovery community discussion on December 7, 2020 5:00-6:00pm We are grateful to Peter Julian, Member of Parliament New Westminster-Burnaby, Shane Polak, Members with Disabilities Coordinator, PSAC Pacific Region and Barb Shukin, HEU member, care aide and Interim Treasurer of the East Kootenay & District Labour Council for their thoughtful insights and discussion on how we can make sure the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is inclusive and accessible to all.
Good news shared by Marcel Marsolais and CUPE Local 409 at our December 2, 2020 meeting!
New Westminster School District signing on to living wage policy: https://www.newwestrecord.ca/local-news/new-westminster-school-district-signing-on-to-living-wage-policy-3141529
Shared on behalf of Peter Julian, MP New Westminster-Burnaby
*To Join the Workshop: https://mailchi.mp/0550c7526222/green-new-deal-facebook-live?e=dc420238ab
Shared on behalf of the BC Office of Human Rights Commissioner
BC’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner invites you to celebrate International Human Rights Day with us on Thursday, Dec. 10, to mark the anniversary of the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. for 15 minutes
Livestream via Facebook Live on our Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/humanrights4BC/
(Note: You do not need a Facebook account to participate.)
We hope you can recognize this important day with us. Please share via your networks and social media. Follow us on our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts to keep up to date with the latest news and events from BCOHRC.
Shared on behalf of the Burnaby Primary Care Networks
For more information or to donate: https://www.burnabycoronavirus.com/food-drive
The community agencies and Primary Care Network partners are coming together to collectively create an evening of fun for all to enjoy. The program will take the audience on a virtual tour across the participating agencies, with entertainment at every stop. Everyone is welcome to join online to follow along with; cooking, crafts, stories, songs and so much more!
Join us on December 16th at 4:00 pm for a tour of Burnaby like you’ve never seen it before.
Register for the link to watch here:
Shared on behalf of the Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam NDP
Enjoy Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam’s very own Adam Turpin as he sings your favourite holiday songs accompanied by pianist Jaya Story. As well as stories including The Night Before Christmas and a guest appearance by Port Coquitlam Councillor Laura Dupont.
Ticket purchase allows the whole family to watch!
Virtual event. Viewing links will be emailed to each ticket holder a few days before the event.
Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 8 PM. This is an online fundraising event. Please join us. Tickets $40 via Eventbrite.
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2799517490328916
Shared on behalf of Canada’s NDP
One of the biggest concerns is the situation in long-term care homes — and the possibility of more deadly outbreaks there. The Liberals still haven’t done anything to avoid more devastation like what we saw in the spring. But Jagmeet and our team have been persistent trying to find ways to improve the situation.
Add your name
Be part of the solution — and support this petition to end profit in long-term care: www.ndp.ca/care
Shared on behalf of Community Savings Credit Union
This year Community Savings has two scholarships available: one for Young workers in Action and one for Unions in the Community. Please contact Lisa Langan at 604-637-5015 for more information.
Shared on behalf of the Canadian Labour Congress
Seniors are struggling more than ever during this pandemic. It’s time to focus on better housing, health care, and long-term care services.
The federal government promised to do more in its fiscal update. That’s a start but we need much more. Those living in long-term care have faced some of the worst health outcomes during this pandemic – many have even lost their lives. Send your MP a message today before Parliament rises next week to make long-term care part of our public health care system now.