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Tour promotes breast health

August 9, 2008
Penticton Western News Penticton Mayor Jake Kimberley officially opened the Telus Tour for the Cure exhibit at Cherry Lane shopping centre on Wednesday. The tour is travelling through B.C. to educate women about the importance of breast health. It may not be a rock band but for Penticton women, it may very well be the most important tour to arrive this year. The Telus Tour for the Cure set up shop in Cherry Lane shopping centre on Wednesday to educate women on the importance of breast health.

Get political to create vibrant communities

August 1, 2008
The Report: August / September 2008 vol.29 num.3 by REID JOHNSON

Portability of seniority and benefits when moving to a new job

August 1, 2008
The Report: August / September 2008 vol.29 num.3

Helping at-risk youth choose the right path

August 1, 2008
The Report: August / September 2008 vol.29 num.3 by CAROLE PEARSON

HSA activist awarded for excellence

August 1, 2008
The Report: August / September 2008 vol.29 num.3 by LAURA BUSHEIKIN

HSAs WCB experts advocate for justice after workplace injuries

August 1, 2008
The Report: August / September 2008 vol.29 num.3 by CAROLE PEARSON

New Westminster and District Labour Council offers winter school scholarships

July 24, 2008
The New Westminster and District Labour Council is now accpeting applications for two scholarships in memory of Brothers Gerry Stoney and Bob Fortin for the 2009 CLC Harrisaon Winter School Program. Criteria: • You must be a member of a CLC/NWDLC affiliated local union. • You must submit a letter, before September 30, 2008, describing your interest in labour education and how the opportunity to attend the CLC Winter School program will contribute to your personal development, benefit your union and the Labour Council.

Unions launch legal challenge against election gag law

July 24, 2008
Lawyers representing seven BC unions filed documents and launched a legal challenge July 23 against Bill 42. Bill 42 originally attempted to restrict third party election advertising for five full months before the next provincial election. Following widespread criticism, Bill 42 was amended but still goes far beyond any similar laws in the country and essentially shuts off all third party election advertising for three months before the next election.

Worksafe BC holds information session on infectious disease in high-risk communities

July 21, 2008
WorkSafeBC is hosting a half-day information session Tuesday, October 14 for social service and community care employers and workers. The focus will be on current and emerging trends in infectious diseases, including MRSA and TB, in high-risk communities. Registration is open, and not restricted to employers and workers in social services and community care.

Vancouver Whitecaps celebrate unions August 10 vs. Atlanta Silverbacks

July 18, 2008
Vancouver Whitecaps FC is celebrating unions in B.C. Sunday, August 10 at Swangard Stadium with reduced ticket prices for union members. The game is Sunday August 10, with a 4 p.m. kick-off. To order, call 604-669-WAVE (9283) and ask for the "union day" special. Reduced prices are as follows: Bronze $19 $11Silver $25 $13Gold $28 $17Platinum $36 $25 There is no minimum order, and the offer is good until August 8, 2008.