Posts Tagged "workers"

Congratulations to the new leadership of the BCGEU

Congratulations to the new leadership of the BCGEU.
Thank you to all the BCGEU members for the work you do every day. Thanks to the activists for making BCGEU strong. I am honoured to have worked with you and appreciate the…

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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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New BCGEU Office for the Okanagan

Congratulations to the members in the Okanagan. You have a brand new BCGEU office in Kelowna at 1064 Borden Avenue. It’s been great to be a part of the development from idea to ground breaking to the open house on…

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ACLA meet up in Montreal

The Canadian Labour Congress provided a great opportunity for networking and meet ups such as one that took place for the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance (ACLA) – British Columbia and Ontario groups. ACLA – BC is a group I founded…

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BCGEU All Candidates Forum

Thanks to all the BCGEU members who tuned in, asked questions, all the candidates, staff & Mediaco for setting up the candidates forum* tonight! 
I look forward to talking with all the delegates either before or during convention.
*If you were not…

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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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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

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Pensions ensure dignity for those retired.

I moderated the workshop on the Economic Outlook at the SHARE (Shareholder Association for Research and Education) 10th BC Pension Forum. Good information and a reminder of the role of our pensions to ensure dignity for those retired and also for…

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Unions Matter: First Day of BCGEU Convention

First day of BCGEU 2011 convention: Unions Matter. It’s so exciting to see all the new delegates – over half of our convention delegates. And it’s been great to chat with delegates. We will accomplish some good work over the…

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April 28: Day of Mourning

A minute of silence on this 2011 Day of Mourning. Remembering those workers who have died (143 in BC) or have been injured on the job.

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