Monday, March 10, 2014
A Rally to Tell the Premier: Stop the Cuts and Listen to
Provincial Legislature Lawn, Victoria, B.C.
On people from across the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island,
the North Islands, and the Lower Mainland will converge on the Legislature
lawn in Victoria to defend our marine highways. Bring your voices, your
placards, your energy and join us for this historic day!
The rally runs from and will be filled with a diverse array of
musicians, entertainers and speakers.
We will loudly and clearly tell Premier Christy Clark to:
• Immediately put service cuts and fare increases on hold;
•Conduct open consultations with ferry impacted communities to
determine what they need from BC Ferries; and
• Bring BC Ferries back under government control to lower fares,
improve service, and ensure BC Ferries operates as a vital public
transportation service that benefits all of British Columbia.
Bus transportation to and from the rally is available for $40 per seat for the
return trip. It leaves Horseshoe Bay shortly after 7:00 a.m. For more
information and reservations, go to www.bcferrycoalition.com or call Ric at
(604) 741- 8330. Seniors travel for free on the ferries!
Organized by the BC Ferry Coalition - www.bcferrycoalition.com
and the BC Coastal-Mainland Alliance -
Watch for community BC Ferry Coalition rallies from12 noon to ,
March 15th, 2014.
A Hot Soup Kitchen was held on International Women's Day in Kamloops. A couple of sisters and Southern B.C. Member at Large, Ann Cody presented the cheque of $2,000.00 to the director Michele Walker, of the Kamloops Women's Shelter. It was a great day and lots of clothes and food were distributed out.
Meanwhile in Victoria, Sister Barbie Zipp (R) very proudly to presents a $2,000 cheque from Unifor National to Tracy Lubick of The Victoria Women's Transition House for International Women's Day.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
International Women’s Day – March 8 will be celebrated by Unifor local unions, activists and staff right across the country.
Attached is the Unifor statement for International Women’s Day. Unifor women are making a difference by helping to shape the conversations in our workplaces, our union and in our communities. We have already taken on two major equality campaigns since the creation of Unifor – “Lets re think Child Care” and “Can Work be Safe When Home Isn’t” a national survey that will help measure the impact of domestic violence in the workplace.
On International Women’s Day Unifor women are standing up for our union, for equality and for economic and social justice – Unifor Women are building a movement for change!
To find out more about these two important campaigns or to find an IWD event in your community, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uniforwomen.
Please post the IWD Statement in your workplace and share with your contacts or link it to your local union’s website.
You can find a PDF version online at: http://www.unifor.org/sites/
Happy International Women’s Day!
Director, Women's Department