The BCFED Health & Safety Centre will be offering some of our 8-hour health and safety education courses throughout the Okanagan.Our OH&S Committee Part 1 course satisfies the eight-hour mandatory training for new OH&S Committee members.
If we don’t reach the minimum participant number of 10 for a scheduled course, we often need to cancel and disappoint participants. We make that decision at approximately three weeks before the class due to travel and logistic considerations.
Register early to avoid disappointment.
Cancellation policy is 7 days prior to course delivery.
CUPE members who work at the District of Coldstream are planning a rally at the Coldstream Municipal Hall, 9901 Kalamalka Road, at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21st in front of the Municipal Hall. The Coldstream Council meeting happens at 6:00 p.m. Members are hoping to gather enough people to fill the Council Chambers. Parking is available on the street or in the church parking lot across the street. The CUPE 626 members voted 96 per cent in favour in a strike vote last month. Following the vote, the union applied to the Labour Relations Board to have a mediator appointed. Talks broke down in August with the District seeking a wage settlement lower than surrounding communities and below the provincial average for municipalities.
Click on the Photos link above for photos from the Labour Day picnic.
Earlier news release from the NOLC:
The North Okanagan Labour Council is holding its annual Labour Day Picnic on September 2nd from noon to 3 pm on the fields behind the Hollywood Road Education Services site at 1040 Hollywood Road, Kelowna.
A fun event for the whole family, the picnic will be featuring a free BBQ, local live music, giveaway items, community organizations and union displays, bouncy castles, and the City of Kelowna Park & Play activities for the children.
Labour Day is a holiday held annually on the first Monday of September, giving communities the opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of union and non-union workers across Canada.
“Things like Medicare, minimum wage and parental leave were won thanks to working people across Canada. This is why every year on Labour Day, Canada’s unions celebrate working people as we all continue our work to improve the lives of all Canadians,” says Ian Gordon, president of the North Okanagan Labour Council.
“The $15 minimum wage is changing the lives of working families across the country and our PharmaCare campaign hopes to do the same.”
Everyone is welcome to come celebrate Labour Day with the North Okanagan Labour Council, chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress that includes over 40 affiliated local unions representing thousands of workers from Peachland to Enderby B.C.
The North Okanagan Labour Council and WorkSafeBC hosted the annual Day of Mourning ceremony on Sunday, April 28. Here are some links to local news coverage. See photos here.
Kelowna bus driver grateful to be alive after brutal beating - The Daily Courier
Kelowna bus driver shares story of assault on Day of Mourning - Global Okanagan
From the BC Labour Heritage Centre
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.
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