The North Okanagan Labour Council made a donation to The Bridge Youth and Family Services for its Youth Recovery House. Click here for a photo and more information.
See Global Okanagan story: Unions rally to support Kelowna postal workers legislated back to work
The City of Vernon and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1517 have signed a four year collective agreement that will cover the period Jan. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2019.
Read the full press release here
Updated Sept. 4
Media coverage of the NOLC's Labour Day picnic:
Appetite for Labour Day picnic looks to be growing each year
Families and unions gather for Labour Day Picnic
North Okanagan Labour Council hosts fifth annual Labour Day Picnic
Annual Labour Day picnic at Mission Creek Park
(Updated May 9)
On Saturday April 28, the North Okanagan Labour Council and WorkSafeBC co-hosted a Day of Mourning ceremony in Kelowna.
Click on the Photos link above to see some photos from the ceremony in Ben Lee Park.
The panel reviewing the BC Labour Relations Code stopped in Kelowna on March 26 to hear from the public. NOLC President Ian Gordon and past president Carole Gordon brought up a lot of good points during their appearance. Click here to read their presentation.
You might have seen this ad during the Olympics, but if not, you've got to watch Unions are Great! (Official version - 60 seconds) by NUPGE
Ian Gordon is the new president of the North Okanagan Labour Council.
Also elected on Wednesday night were:
Vice Presidents - Ronn Dunn, Carmen Belanger, Shane Curveon
Secretary Treasurer - Louise Gibson
Recording Secretary - Cheryl Stone
Sergeant at Arms - Karen Abramsen
Central Delegate - Helen Repole
Northern Delegate - Wynn Hartfelder
Trustees - Greg McGowan, Gail Neufeld (joining current trustee Mike Porteous).
Read more here
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre has released its 2018 public course schedule. You can view the PDF schedule and course descriptions on-line with this link:
2018 Course Descriptions and Schedule