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Immediate Release December 15, 2016
Toronto – The federal government’s announcement to ban asbestos has been highly anticipated over the past few days. Groups expressed its support to the announcement but notes their expectation for additional federal work needed to fully achieve protection from asbestos for all Canadians.
They aren’t giving up.
“We feel that the report really is just sort of the beginning of the conversation, and not the end,” says Stephanie Smith, President of the BC Government and Service Employees Union, reacting to the Federal Task Force on Legalizing Marijuana recommending that recreational pot not be sold in liquor stores. Read more...
Recommending 18 as the legal age for using marijuana was a pragmatic compromise between health research and the reality that young people form the largest group of users, according to a B.C. member of the federal task force on legalizing pot. Read more...
Responsible Marijuana Retail Alliance welcomes task force report and pledges to work with B.C. government on implementation
BURNABY – The release of the report by the Federal Task Force on Marijuana Legalization is a welcome step in the implementation of the federal government’s promise to legalize the responsible sale and consumption of non-medical marijuana, says the Responsible Marijuana Re...
As part of our ongoing support of the Free Them Now campaign to support jailed Iranian trade union members, the BCGEU Provincial Executive recorded a message of solidarity that was sent directly to jailed activists. The campaign received messages of solidarity from many unions around the world, and they have been compiled into a video. Watch the full video below.
Today we recognize International Human Rights Day. Every December 10th since 1948, people have stood in solidarity against human rights violations in all forms.
In Canada we are fortunate to be living in a country where we have a legislated Human Rights Code and a Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is built into our constitution.
Much of the world sees us as a country that defends human r...
Nominations are open for the following positions on the Local 504 Executive:
Please find attached nomination form. Completed nomination forms are to be returned to the Fraser Valley Area Office no later than Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Nomination forms may be returned via the following methods:
Nominations are open for one (1) position of Shop Steward at 6660 Sooke Road.
The deadline for submission of nominations (form attached) is:
Friday, January 6, 2017 by 4:00 pm
Nomination forms may be submitted by fax to Attn: Darlene Thorburn, 250-384-8060 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Newly elected Shop Stewards are entitled to Stewards Training (3 days) at the Union's expense, incl...
It’s hard to believe, but 27 years have passed since 14 young women were slain at the École Polytechnique, an event also known as the Montreal Massacre. It remains one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.
In 1991, the Parliament of Canada established December 6, the anniversary of the devastating event, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada. Eac...
Today we are proud to recognize the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
This day was created to bring awareness and understanding and to take action to further the rights of persons with disabilities both legally and in society.
Even though we have a come a long way in Canada there remains much more to do to achieve the equity in our society.
The United Nat...
Occupational Health & Safety Committee
December Safely Tip: PTO Button
This message is brought to you from your Health & Safety Committee to remind you to stay safe as the busy holiday season approaches.
Brothers and Sisters of Component 5,
This month's safety tip is focussed on staying safe in the event of a robbery. Here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe: