CUPE 4227 activists trained in facing management

RICHMOND – CUPE 4227 (support staff for B.C.’s Francophone School District 93) enjoyed a rare learning opportunity at their annual training session last week. The day-long courses, facilitated by CUPE 4227 President Francine Brisson with support from the local’s National Servicing Representative, focused on representing members in front of management and the steward’s role in bargaining.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_4227_activists_trained_in_facing_management

CUPE BC establishes fund to support CUPE members affected by flooding

CUPE BC has established a special fund to support CUPE members impacted by the flooding happening in communities across the province. The Division has donated $10,000 to the account and is encouraging CUPE Locals across the province to help raise additional funds.

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

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CUPE BC library workers attend annual BC Library Association conference
RICHMOND – Library workers from all over the province were in Richmond last week to participate in the BC Library Association’s (BCLA) annual conference. This year’s conference theme is work and culture, which “urges an examination of the connections between work environments, institutional cultures, and communities; an inquiry of how cultures can impact, clash, and complement each other and inform society as a whole.”

K-12 Presidents Council holds three-day meeting

BURNABY - The K-12 Presidents Council met May 1 – 3 in Burnaby. CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and Secretary Treasurer Trevor Davies attended. Faoro brought greetings from CUPE BC and announced that the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education will, for the first time, have a category for “Outstanding Support.”

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/k_12_presidents_council_holds_three_day_meeting

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