HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING

Thursday May 17, 2018 7:00 pm -9:00 pm

Meeting to be held at our local office 18121-107 Avenue

Agenda:

I stand with Jessica and Hanna campaign Update in Pride, ribbons and parade

Asian Heritage Month

National Aboriginal Day

Every Child Matters

Future meeting dates

Any other Human Rights issues

The HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE is an open committee, everyone is welcome

Education Seminar

CUPW Edmonton Local Education Seminar

DATE: June 8, 9 and 10, 2018

LOCATION: CUPW Edmonton Local Office 18121 – 107 Ave, Edmonton.

COURSE: to CUPW (Urban or RSMC)

This course is for new members or those that want to have a better understanding of why CUPW takes the postions it does with regards to corporate incentives, bonuses, quality of life programs, etc. During this interactive course, partcipants learn about their Union and find their place in it. Topics include CUPW History and Constitution, how to write a resolution, Union vs Employer Values, Understanding Power and the many faces of activism.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR LOCALS TO SEND IN PARTICIPANT APPLICATIONS TO THE LOCAL OFFICE BY JUNE 1 , 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Expenses for delegates are paid under Article 7.42 in our National Constitution, which include meals, transportation and accommodation. Reimbursement for childcare expenses is also available. The Union encourages all members to access this right of membership and learn how to make your own working life and that of your co-workers better.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR SHOP STEWARD, LOCAL EDUCATION OFFICER OR EXECUTIVE MEMBER

Application form

The Struggle Continues….

CUPW Human Rights Committee – Edmonton Local

Hello Everyone!

Did you know that CUPW Edmonton is one of only a few Union Locals in this country that has a functioning Human Rights Committee?

This committee meets once a month at the Union Office at 18121 – 107 Avenue. At the meetings we discuss various human rights issues that affect our members…including YOU.

One of the best ways to combat all of these things is through education and promoting awareness of various causes. Once we are armed with knowledge and working toward a common goal, there is very little that we cannot overcome.

Some of the things the Human Rights Committee is working on right now:

April 11, 2018 marks The International Day of Pink Against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny. If you still have your pink t-shirt or ribbon from the Day of Pink in February, or have any other items of pink clothing, please wear them on April 11 to show your support.

May is Asian Heritage Month. Look for posters and other information about this on the bulletin boards as it becomes available.

Edmonton’s Pride Parade is June 9, 2018. If you would like to march with us, please contact Kathi Gouldie at the email address below.

June 21, 2018 is National Aboriginal (Indigenous Peoples) Day. The Committee is currently looking for ideas as to how best to celebrate this day and to honour our Indigenous brothers and sisters.

Ongoing, we are working on an initiative to collect items for donation to Edmonton’s homeless people and would appreciate assistance with this. Specifically we’re looking for people to help collect and distribute things such as hygiene products and other necessities to people who need them.

If you would like to become involved in the Human Rights Committee, all you have to do is show up to a meeting, the time and date of which will be posted.

You can also contact Kathi Gouldie at kathies_corner@yahoo.ca for further details