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HSA Labour Day Family Picnic

Join HSA colleagues for a fun and relaxing family day Monday, Sept. 1 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the annual Labour Day Picnic at Confederation Park in Burnaby

The day will include live music provided by the BC Federation of Labour and BC Union Label Trades Council, clowns and magicians, a playground and lacrosse box. Burnaby Central Railway authentic miniature trains will be running at the north end of the park.

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

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

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 $11
Silver $25 $13
Gold $28 $17
Platinum $36 $25

There is no minimum order, and the offer is good until August 8, 2008.

More Power to You

BC Citizens for Public Power will host a gathering of concerned British Columbians -- from activists to academics, environmentalists to energy experts, as well as filmmakers, First Nations leaders and other public power devotees. More Power to You is a conference for community and environmental activists organizing to protect public power in British Columbia.
 

BusinessWeek audience hears NUPGE on public health care

Ottawa (17 June 2008) - Health care is a major presidential election issue in the United States this year and Canada's public Medicare system and its advocates are attracting a lot more attention than normal.

BusinessWeek magazine recently asked James Clancy, president of the 340,000-member National Union of Public and General Employees, to participate in its Debate Room forum on the pros and cons of the Canadian system.

BC Federation of Labour to hold conference for young workers

The B.C. Federation of Labour is pleased to announce its Young Workers Conference May 30 and June 1 at Camp Jubilee.

The conference is open to new and experienced young worker activists and is part of an action plan developed to encourage participation in the labour movement. The B.C. Federation of Labour is committed to identifying support and engaging more young people in the labour movement.