MPP REDESIGN — INFO WEBINAR INVITATION

 

MPP REDESIGN — INFO WEBINAR INVITATION

CUPE BC will be hosting a series of information webinars for CUPE members on the Plan Partners BC Municipal Pension Plan Redesign changes. If you have members in the MPP, please share this invitation and revised registration links below.

Each webinar will be one hour in length with presentations by CUPE National staff, and will provide members with an overview of key changes followed by a Q&A period.  These webinars do not replace the current consultation process being conducted by the Plan Partners, but are to provide CUPE members with further opportunities to learn about the changes. For full details of the Plan Partners MPP Redesign, please direct members to visit mppredesign.ca to ask questions or provide feedback on the changes using the “Ask a Question” feature.  Once again, these sessions are for general information and members seeking specific advice on their retirement planning should consult directly with a personal financial advisor.  

Please use the links below to register for the session applicable to your sector. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

DATES:

 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Registration: click here

For members in the Municipal & Library sectors

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Registration: click here

For members in the K-12 sector

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Registration: click here

For members in the Health & Community Social Services sectors

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Registration: click here

For members in the Colleges & Universities sectors

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 5:00-6:00 pm

Registration: click here

All members welcome

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020| 5:00-6:00 pm

Registration: click here

All members welcome

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020| 5:00-6:00 pm

Registration: click here

All members welcome

The Kim Manton Spirit Award

The following has been shared with us by Local 374.

THE KIM MANTON SPIRIT AWARD

In honour of the life of Kim Manton who passed away June 26, 2020. 

Kim graduated with a degree in Sociology and through the years worked for CUPE Local 50, CUPE Local 1978, the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria, as Labour Coordinator for United Way, and NDP Caucus Outreach Manager. 

Kim had a passion for social justice and was a well-known respected labour and political activist with a sunny disposition who created enthusiasm, passion and energy that made you want to work harder, do more and reach further to make the world a better place. 

Kim contributed significantly to her community through voluntary service, always giving 110 % of herself, she was a true inspiration to any who met her. 

 AWARD GOAL 

To publicly recognize a person’s outstanding achievements around social justice with the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities, particularly those in the greatest need. 

THE AWARD 

This monetary award ($500) recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly, working toward improving the lives of others. It may involve a variety of projects, groups and/or programs. 

CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

• Nominators must be a CUPE 374 member in good standing. 

• Nominations are open to any person living within the Capital Regional District. 

• Nominees must demonstrate outstanding community service and/or extraordinary volunteer contributions to the community within the Capital Regional District. 

• Nominators are strongly encouraged to provide supporting documentation, which may include letters of recommendation, newspaper articles, videos, photos. 

Please submit nominations by email to admin@cupe374.ca by October 31, 2020. The award winner will be announced in November on our website (www.cupe374.ca), Facebook and Instagram pages. 

KIM MANTON SPIRIT AWARD

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May Day – International Workers’ Day

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May 1, 2020

On International Workers’ Day, CUPE stands in solidarity with all workers organizing for labour rights and economic justice.

CUPE Local 410 has made its annual May Day donation. This year we have divided the $500 donation equally between the Mustard Seed and Victoria’s Rainbow Kitchen.

You can read the full CUPE May Day 2020 statement here.

If you are looking for solidarity actions to take today, CUPE recommends the following:

WHAT MEMBERS CAN DO

Supporting the Rainbow Kitchen

In past years, CUPE Local 410 has offered support to The Rainbow Kitchen – a  non-profit organization serving  the equivalent of nearly 100,000 meals per year for those in need in the Victoria Area. They currently have a call out for donations so we are sharing the information here in case any members would like to help them at this time.

Donation Needs

We are currently in need of the following items:

Food Products

1. Pasta (all kinds)
2. Canned Vegetables (beans, tomatoes, peas, beets, corn, etc.)
3. Canned Fruit (peaches, pears, oranges, etc.)
4. Rice (any kind)
5. Lentils or dried beans
6. Puddings and jellos (we have very creative people!)
7. Syrups (maple, molasses, honey)
8. Flour, Sugar, baking supplies
9. Canned Soups
10. Oats and Cereals

Hygiene Products

  • All female hygiene products
  • Kleenex packets
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant (male/female)
  • Nail clippers
  • Hair brushes/comb (male/female)
  • Bandanas

Rainbow Kitchen follows VIHA regulations. This means we cannot accept any protein cooked or raw that does not come from a VIHA regulated kitchen or facility. Thank you for your understanding.If you have any further questions, please contact Gigi @ +1.250.580.9295.

For more information, please visit: https://rainbowkitchen.ca/donation-needs/

National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job

Especially during this time of COVID, please take a moment to remember those who have died on the job, helping others while risking their family’s and their own health so the rest of us can be safe and Shelter in Place.

From CUPE National:

On April 28, the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job, we remember all the workers we have lost, and we vow to keep fighting for safe and healthy workplaces for everyone.

Every year in Canada, around 1000 workers lose their lives on the job. Their deaths are preventable and should not happen. And each one is a tragedy.

Last year, CUPE lost 11 members to workplace-related fatalities. 

“Our love and solidarity go out to the families, friends, and co-workers of those we have lost,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “A healthy and safe workplace is the right of each and every worker under the sun, and this is why we fight for the living.”

This is never an easy day, but it’s especially difficult this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. We have already lost several CUPE members to COVID-19, and fear there may be more to come.

“We want to express our solidarity and support for all workers who are continuing to offer essential public services, despite the risks to their health and to that of their families,” said CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury. “More than ever, this crisis highlights the need for us to stand together for safe working conditions.”

This April 28, and every day, CUPE will continue to fight – for better legislation, for better education, and for the vital personal protective equipment our members need.

Future updates will be post in the Forum

Good Afternoon:

The Union Management Committee met via conference call this morning.

It was a positive meeting:

  • The employer will continue to pay employees, as per the previous email from P&C
  • Employees will be notified in advance of any changes to the current state.
  • Concerns from part-time staff regarding additional hours will be addressed by P&C
  • Communication from the CEO and P&C will be sent out shortly—next few days to personal emails
  • CEO messages will be weekly
  • Joint (GVPL/Union) messaging will be posted to the local website

Much of the information that management is working with is changing by the day and by the hour, which is why at this time, we cannot provide you with more information.

As mentioned in an earlier post: In this extraordinary time, please remember that we have access to EFAP to help us with strategies to cope with uncertainty: https://livewell.optum.com/defaultGlobal.asp?programPIN=healthy&redirectURL=/member/default.asp

Please take care of each other by following the recommendations from our Health Minister, Dr Bonnie Henry.

In Solidarity, Fatima

Covid-19 Update

Hello Everyone:

The Membership meeting scheduled for next Monday, March 23, 2020 is cancelled.

We recognize that this is a very uncertain time for our members. We will provide updates and information as it becomes available to us.

At this time, please follow the direction provided to you from your supervisors.

Rebecca and I will post relevant information to the forum as we receive it. At this time information is limited.

CUPE National / BC have posted some info on their websites, at this point it is limited information.

In Solidarity, CUPE Local 410 Executive Committee