On November 19th in Fort Langley, Parks Canada employees were joined by Parks Negotiating Team member Kevin King and some high ranking provincial dignitaries at the celebration of the 150th year anniversary of the founding of BC. The celebration began with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at the Community Hall, followed by a parade to the National Historical site of Ft. Langley. Canada Parks members should be very proud of the hard work they did to ensure the celebration of this historical event was enjoyed by over one thousand members of the lower mainland community.
On December 4th in Vancouver, PSAC members, along with ~2000 members of the public attended the Let’s Make Parliament Work Rally at Canada Place.
On December 5th striking UPCE members at Canada Post marked their third full week of job action. CUPW members gathered with them en masse outside the Canada Post Plant in Vancouver where they presented the strikers with a $1500 donation to the strike fund. Members were hugely appreciative of this gesture and the Solidarity shown by their sisters and brothers working at Canada Post. Click for more information about the strike at Canada Post.
Members of our newest group, DCL Local 20501, also took to the streets on December 5th, picketing outside Library Square after having been locked out by the Corps of Commissionaires. The lockout came after 40 Commissionaires wore blue jeans to work as a one-day protest against failure of their employer to negotiate a first contract that addressed their health and safety concerns.
And last but not least, members in Victoria attended a 3 day Advanced Stewards Training course.
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