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Weekend school offered in Kamloops Oct. 25

August 27, 2008
The Canadian Labour Congress offers a series of courses for union members, with a focus on leadership, problem-solving, public speaking, retirement, and steward skills. A day-long course has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 in Kamloops. The following courses are offered: Retire in Style: Thinking of retiring but need to know more about the pension system? Plan your retirement in style with this course.

Remember the origin of Labour Day

August 27, 2008
Today we take paid holidays, safe work places, medical care, unemployment insurance, fair hours, union wages and 'the weekend' for granted. But how many of these advances would have happened if it were not for the long-forgotten heroes who fought so hard to make unions, and Labour Day, a reality in the first place? Continue reading this message from NUPGE

Labour Day Rally planned

August 27, 2008
Help the BC Federation of Labour mark Labour Day and send Premier Gordon Campbell a message. Download information here.

Fall meetings set for Regions 1 and 2

August 25, 2008
HSA Regional MeetingMonday, October 68:30 a.m. ... 4:00 p.m.Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville

Pension seminars for all Plan members

August 21, 2008
The Municipal Pension Plan continues to offer pension seminars to plan members.  Plan members have a choice of two seminars: Your Pension, Your Future is aimed towards new and mid-career plan members.  In this seminar, the emphasis is on the value of plan membership, explaining pension benefits and helping members understand how decisions they make today can impact their future pension income.  Members will learn how to read their Member's Benefit Statement and find out ways to make the most of their future pension.

Next Up: A leadership program for young people

August 20, 2008
Are you a 19- to 30-year-old who wonders what the future holds for the world? Are you concerned about things like climate change, poverty, public health and education, housing and trade policy? Do you believe that global and local issues are connected? Do you feel that our economic system is focused on profit at the expense of people and the planet? Do you believe that it is possible for us, as communities, to do things differently at home and abroad, to eradicate poverty, to deal with conflict peacefully, for everyone to have access to good public health and education services?

Find out about your pension plan

August 20, 2008
The BC Pension Corporation is holding information sessions across the province this fall to provide information to staff at CSSEA agencies about the Municipal Pension Plan. For details about information sessions in your community, click here. If you are unable to attend a session, contact your employer for an informational DVD produced by the BC Pension Corporation.

Region 9 meeting set for September 29

August 18, 2008
HSA Regional MeetingMonday, September 298:30 a.m. ... 4:00 p.m.Trickle Creek Lodge, Kimberley Regional meetings are an excellent opportunity for HSA members to review the issues and activities of the past year, and to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The meeting will be chaired by Region 9 Director Thalia Vesterback and HSA President Reid Johnson will report on union activities and issues since the April 2008 convention.

Member-at-Large elections in Regions 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 this fall

August 18, 2008
Are you looking for a more active role in the union?  Then run for Member-at-Large! Member-at-Large elections are conducted during the unions regional meetings held each fall. This year, Member-at-Large elections will take place in odd-numbered regions (1, 3, 5, 7, and 9). Members-at-Large are elected by regional meeting delegates and begin their term at the conclusion of the 2009 annual convention.

CSS health science professional wage grids finalized for 2007 - 2009

August 18, 2008
More than $1.5 million in equity funding has been used to increase pay rates for Community Social Service health science professionals. This bulletin summarizes in full the distribution of the "equity monies" amounts of $491,593; $516,150 and $549,157 under Memorandum of Agreement #12 ... Joint Job Evaluation Plan of the Community./>