The Canadian Labour Congress and local labour councils will be offering a series of candidate training seminars. These seminars will be made available to candidates and union activists.
NDP MLA for Vancouver Hastings, Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, will be in Kelowna on Thursday, May 24.
We have an opportunity to have a social event with him.
We’ve booked a room at the 88 Grand Buffet Asian Restaurant for a “no host” meal if desired. The restaurant has a great Buffet, but has the option of ordering off the menu and has dietary restrictive dishes available.
Hope you can join us!
88 Grand Buffet Restaurant Asian Cuisine
#325 – 2339 Hwy 97N Kelowna (near Staples)
When: Thursday, May 24/18 5pm-7pm
Members of the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) working at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment (Gateway) in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, and Kamloops will hold a rally and deliver a petition to their employer calling for improved wages, benefits and working conditions as contract negotiations resume tomorrow.
Contract negotiations broke off on March 21st, but workers are optimistic that they are going back to the bargaining table with a strong message and are united in their fight for a fair contract. The petition has been signed by 95 per cent of workers at all four casinos and includes a demand for the highly profitable company to pay industry-standard wages, which would bring all employees above minimum wage.
WHAT: “Back-to-bargaining rally;” Gateway casino workers rally for a fair deal amidst contract negotiations
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 am
WHERE: BCGEU Kelowna office, 1064 Borden Avenue
The BCFED Health & Safety Centre will be in several communities across British Columbia between now and the end of June offering a variety of our OHS courses to assist workplace develop their OHS prevention skills.
(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