DAY OF MOURNING

Please join the workers of the Shuswap in solemn remembrance on Sunday, April 28th at 11am at Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm BC. We will be standing together to observe the National Day of Mourning. Show your support and solidarity as we honor the lives lost, injuries sustained, and tragedies faced in the workplace.

Barbeque and refreshments to follow.

 

Coldest Night of the Year

 

 

 

 

You’d look great on our team!

 

For the next few weeks, members of CUPE1908 are investing some of our time fundraising for the Coldest Night of the Year!

I’m emailing to ask you to consider joining our team – CUPE-19-0-GR8 and walk with us on Saturday, February 24.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a walk that raises money for folks in our community who need our help. Some of them hungry, more than a few hurting and regrettably, some who are experiencing homelessness too. Adults, moms and kids, seniors and youth as well.

CNOY is a lot of fun and so valuable – would you join us? Just click our team page link below to begin.

 

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=1012950&langPref=en-CA

Trans Day of Remembrance

Original Post From  CUPE BC 
https://cupe.ca/event/trans-day-remembrance

In 2021, there were 375 reports of trans people being murdered around the world, and those are only the deaths we know about. The vast majority of victims were trans women. Most were Black, Indigenous or racialized. Many were killed in their jobs as sex workers.

Despite ongoing hatred, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary people continue to be at the forefront of social justice movements. In the face of growing and coordinated hate campaigns, CUPE members across the country are joining the fight to defend trans rights. Recently, governments across the country have been playing politics with trans people’s safety. Policy makers in Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are trying to force education workers to out trans and questioning youth, putting them at increased risk for violence and isolation in their homes. In September, Conservative Party of Canada convention delegates supported efforts to ban young people from accessing life-saving gender-affirming care, and to exclude trans women from women’s spaces. CUPE members in all sectors are fighting back.

Trans Day of Remembrance serves as a stark reminder of how much work we still must do. We are committed to continuing to make our workplaces, unions and communities safer for trans people.