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Remember the origin of Labour Day

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?

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Weekend school offered in Kamloops Oct. 25

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.

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.

Pension seminars for all Plan members

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

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?

CSS health science professional wage grids finalized for 2007 - 2009

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./>