Posts Tagged "BC Federation of Labour"

Standing up for workers on May Day…

May Day is more than just the first day of May. It’s International Workers Day! Despite a late plane, I made it back to Vancouver for the May Day Rally. It’s important to stand with other workers and speak up for…

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Leading the chanting at Children's Place for accountability & compensation

One Year Anniversary of Rana Plaza Tragedy

“Hey now, what do you know?
The Children’s Place has blood on their clothes!
Hey now, what do you say?
The Children’s Place has got to pay!”

April 24 marks the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza Tragedy which killed 1,136 workers in a…

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Free speech soapbox at Oppenheimer Park

What does labour have to do with communities?

 
When I became BCGEU Vice President, I was determined we should do more community outreach. I have done this and I continue to build the relationships with our BCGEU members as well as members of the community, and to help…

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7th Annual Community March Against Racism

The 7th Annual Community March Against Racism took place on Saturday March 22, 2014 in Vancouver. People gathered at Victory Square, Cambie and Hastings, Unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ territories. After some speeches and music, the marchers made their way through…

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Meeting with MLAs at the BC Legislature in Victoria

Leaders from BC unions met with MLAs at the BC Legislature in Victoria to discuss a good jobs plan for British Columbia. I was proud to be a part of the BC Federation of Labour executive council who presented on…

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Not a 9-5 Schedule for a VP

Sometimes I get asked about my schedule as a vice president. Well, it’s definitely not 9-5.
For example, yesterday I was in an executive committee meeting at BCGEU Headquarters in Burnaby. I then had a bit of time to catch up…

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A very “green” week

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This was the theme of author Michael Pollan‘s talk at UBC Farm. The fundraiser event was held outside. I sat on a blanket, listened, tweeted, ate good bread (& cheese & tomato),  met…

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