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BC Transit Pebiscite

Ballots will be arriving in mailboxes on March 16. Find out more about the Mayors' plan at www.mayorscouncil.ca and learn more about the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition at www.bettertransit.info.

PLEASE VOTE YES - AND HELP BUILD A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE.


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DYNAMEX - NEGOTIATIONS HAVE BEGUN
Private Sector Negotiations Bulletin No. 1 - March 6, 2015

CUPW members who work for Dynamex Canada Ltd. in British Columbia voted 97.4% in favour of our Union’s program of demands. Ratification meetings were held in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Prince George and Victoria.

The program of demands contain proposals on improved compensation, job security, seniority, health and safety, relief drivers, benefits, union protection and rights of members.

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SPRING EDUCATION SEMINARS – APRIL 2015, VANCOUVER

TO: ALL LOCALS - PACIFIC REGION

RE: SPRING EDUCATION SEMINARS - APRIL 2015, VANOUVER

The Spring education seminars for the Pacific Region will be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1763 Comox Street, Vancouver, B. C.(telephone: 604-688-7711). The courses will run Friday, April 10 to Sunday, April 12, 2015. The following courses are being offered:

BASIC SHOP STEWARD COURSE

Stewards are the backbone of the union. The aim of this course is to provide new stewards with knowledge and confidence. Topics covered include: the roles of the steward, tips for dealing with management and speaking with members, the steward as organizer/mobilizer, how to investigate and file a grievance, and key provisions of the urban operations, RSMC and private sector bargaining unit collective agreements. This course is for members wanting to become a shop steward, or to have a better understanding of the rights and duties of a shop steward. Participants will also learn how to represent members in disciplinary interviews, health and safety, the importance of meeting new members and our rights under federal legislation. This course will give participants the tools they need to better defend and inform the members, and build solidarity in the workplace.

POLITICAL ACTION

Have a more effective impact on your elected representative – through a meeting, strategic direct action, or removing a hostile MP at the ballot box.

During this course participants work on lobbying, canvassing, outreach and campaign skills, with a focus on municipal and federal politics.

They also explore ways to gain community and membership support on an issue, at the same time.

TEMPORARY WORKERS AND THIER RIGHTS

This course is designed for temporary workers. It includes some CUPW history, emphasizing the story of the long struggle for better working conditions and more secure employment for “casual” and temporary workers in the post office.

The course contains sections on basic rights and benefits and how to defend them. It also looks at the union’s orientation and constitution, and examines the pressures facing today’s public postal service.

At the end of this course participants should be able to understand their basic rights under the collective agreement and understand the union’s history and know how to get involved.

LETTER CARRIER ROUTE MEASUREMENT COURSE FOR OBSERVERS*

Participants will gain knowledge of route measurement so they can make the letter carrier route measurement system work to their best advantage; learn the role of a Union observer and preparing the membership for the volume count and restructuring exercises.

Priority will be given to members who will be observing upcoming restructures in their Locals and who had applied for but had not been selected to attend the 5-day course held March 18 to 22, 2015.

*This course will be held over 5 days from April 10 to April 14, 2015*

The deadline for applications is February 24 at 3:00 p.m. All applications must be approved by your Local Executive and the registration form must be signed by the Local President or designate.

Registration Forms: OUTSIDE the LOWERMAINLAND | WITHIN the LOWERMAINLAND

Locals are responsible for lost wages of participants.

In solidarity,

Tom Jackson
Education & Organization Officer

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Letter Carrier Route Measurement Course for Observers - March 18 to 22, 2015

January 17, 2015

TO: ALL LOCALS – PACIFIC REGION

Re: Letter Carrier Route Measurement Course for Observers - March 18 to 22, 2015

With Canada Post’s drive to restructure at least 21 Letter Carrier Depots in the Pacific Region in 2015 and these restructures will involve both Postal Transformation and the conversion of door-to-door delivery, the Region has obtained funding from the Education Budget-General Fund to provide an extra 5-day LCRMS course this year.

Unfortunately the funding we were able to obtain for this extra course will not include enough funding to cover lost wages so Locals will be responsible for the lost wages of participants.

With that in mind, priority for this extra course will be given to the Locals in the Lower Mainland as we will be holding a second 5-day LCRMS course in conjunction with the 3-day 2015 Spring Education in April.

Both these courses will be open to members who will be acting as union observers in your local’s upcoming restructures.

The participants will gain knowledge of route measurement so they can make the letter carrier route measurement system work to their best advantage; learn the role of a Union observer; and preparing the membership for the volume count and restructuring exercises.

The course will be held at the Inn at the Quay in New Westminster from March 18 to March 22, 2015. The deadline for applications is February 16, 2015 at 3 p.m. All applications must go through your Local and the registration form must be signed by a Local executive member. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at 604-525-0194 ext. 224.

Registration Forms: OUTSIDE THE LOWERMAINLAND | WITHIN THE LOWERMAINLAND

In solidarity,

Tom Jackson
Education & Organization Officer
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PEL 5-day “Leadership Skills” Course 2015

The Pacific Region has scheduled a 5-day Leadership Skills course from February 15 to 20, 2015. This CUPW course will be held as part of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Winter School at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, B. C.

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