Posts Tagged "human rights"

In solidarity with the LGTBQ2 Community

As Pride parades and events are underway, many are taking the opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting. The signs say “never forget” and some list the names of the 49 who lost their lives in…

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I have known Lorene since she was a Training Consultant in 1995.

I have known Lorene since she was a Training Consultant in 1995. Lorene has been an active member of the 604 Executive for many years before becoming a VP. I have seen her grow and always be willing to take…

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It is for all these reasons and more that I support Lorene

With over 20 years of experience and contributions in a labour setting, Lorene brings her skills in leadership, financial management, education, and communication to offer in running for Treasurer.
Lorene’s significant experience and advocacy in the labour movement created the exceptionally…

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BCGEU at the CLC Convention in Montreal

Saturday, May 3: Travel all day, Arrive in Montreal
Sunday, May 4: CLC Human Rights meeting; Registration for convention; NUPGE caucus; Human Rights Forum
 
 
 

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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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100th Anniversary of the Komagata Maru

I was honoured to be asked to speak at the Komogata Maru Heritage Foundation event tonight in Surrey. The event, the first of many this year, was marking the 100th anniversary of the date when the Komagata Maru left Hong Kong on…

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An Injustice Against One is An Injustice Against All

I am reminded by an article that it was 54 years ago on March 31st that First Nations people got the right to right to vote. Another injustice for Aboriginal peoples along with residential schools from 1857 to 1996, and no…

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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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The Role of Leaders in Combatting Racism and Racial Discrimination: March 21, 2014, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21, 2014 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

20 Mar ’14

A message from Lorene Oikawa, BCGEU vice president, co-chair of the Equity + Human Rights Committee, and chair of the BC Federation of Labour Human Rights Committee
Every…

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30,132 tweets…

30,132 tweets
Yes, time flies. No that’s not the count just for 2012, but it almost feels like it. We’re nearing the end of February and it’s been a blur of winter school, marches & rallies, meetings, speaking at events and…

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