CFUW Kelowna is a non-profit organization of women who promote education and social change (eg. $10 day childcare) as a means to improving the lives of women. They participate in social and education activities for and about women. They also raise money for local scholarships, local non-profits that support women and education, and a school for girls in Africa.
Their International Women’s Day event is on Friday March 8.
CFUW Kelowna, with support of the North Okanagan Labour Council, is sponsoring the full length, award winning film ‘Little Stones’ about 4 young women who take on projects in 4 countries to combat Violence against women. Showings at 4 and 7 at French Culture Centre on Bernard.
Get set for the 16th annual WCFF Kelowna, Feb. 28 - March 3
Over 30 fresh docs from around the world and our own backyard!
With a focus on environmental, social justice, and human rights issues, these are films that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire.
Come and share in the films, fun, and great community!
Click to see films www.worldfilmfestkelowna.net/2019-schedule--descriptions.html
Festival begins Thursday evening (Feb 28th) at the Ki Low Na Friendship Centre. Then a Friday evening grand opening at Okanagan College, followed by films all day Saturday and Sunday at OC.
Admission to all films is FREE
The BC Federation of Labour Health and Safety Centre is the largest training provider of Joint Occupational Health & Safety education in BC. If you are a member of the Health and Safety Committee in your workplace, please review the 2019 course schedule and make it part of your education planning at your next committee meeting. Avoid disappointment and register soon.
See the course guide and schedule here.
And a course calendar here.
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.