GENERAL MEETING & NOMINATIONS May 25, ND Library

Join us for the May 25 General Meeting at the NDSS Library, 9:30 am sharp for nominations for 1st VP, 3rd VP, Secretary-Treasurer and Trustee.
This is a great opportunity to participate in our Local's democratic process -- and to enjoy some goodies and a door prize!
Please note the change of location, which was listed incorrectly in the printed version of the Horizons. To reiterate - the May 25 General Meeting and Nominations will be held and ND Library.

Comfort Committee submission

CUPE BC News

CUPE BC donates $5,000 to Victoria’s Together Against Poverty Society

BURNABY - CUPE BC’s 56th annual convention was held in Victoria May 1-4, and featured a wide range of speakers and keynote presenters. On behalf of each speaker, CUPE BC made a donation to Victoria’s Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS), for a total donation of $5,000.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_bc_donates_5_000_to_victoria_s_together_against_poverty_society

CUPE signs agreement to make K-12 schools safe and inclusive for all students

VANCOUVER – The fact that all 60 public school districts have joined the BC SOGI Educator Network is another victory in the effort to make schools safe and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI), CUPE 15 President Warren Williams said today at an event marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

What’s in a number?

CUPE BC’s membership nears six figures
To all members who attended convention in Victoria in early May, thank you for your support in electing me for another term as your president. It’s an honour to have your trust and confidence, and I pledge to do everything in my power to keep our union strong—and grow stronger each year. For a recap of convention, see pages 8-9, and photo galleries on our website and Facebook page.

A busy year for health care presidents

PACKED AGENDA—Members of CUPE’s Health Care Presidents Council meet at CUPE’s B.C. Regional Office on May 15. Standing, from left: Warren Williams (CUPE 15, HCPC chair), Lindsay Fumalle (CUPE 1978), CUPE Health Coordinator Chris Losito, Mia Nickel (CUPE 15) and Brandon Laviolette (CUPE 3495). Seated, from left:  Michael McKinley and Kaz Takeuchi (CUPE 1978) and Andrew Ledger (CUPE 1004 and CUPE BC executive liaison). Attending via Skype were Jill Stromnes and Connie Penman of CUPE 4816 and Shauna Cairney and Carla Bailey of CUPE 3403-01.

CUPE National News

CUPE signs agreement to make K-12 schools safe and inclusive for all students

The fact that all 60 public school districts have joined the BC SOGI Educator Network is another victory in the effort to make schools safe and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI), CUPE 15 President Warren Williams said at an event marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.