Rainbow Flag to Fly at City Hall

1st VP Kathy McMahon, RS Carol Nordby and Youth Workers from Cap College 1st VP Kathy McMahon and the Pride Flag CNV Pride Flag! CNV Library member Chris! Jane Watkins, Kathy McMahon and Leslie Mackenzie CNV Pride Flag

Revelers

The City of North Vancouver raised the Rainbow Flag at City Hall for the duration of Pride Week from July 27th to August 2nd. Mayor Darrell Mussatto has taken this opportunity  to “[create] a welcome and supportive community for all citizens that is free from discrimination of any kind.” CUPE Local 389 invites all it’s members to celebrate the start of a great tradition and support the flag raising each year during Pride Week.

Your Union Dues at Work

 June’s Additional Deduction

As a member of CUPE Local 389, you are the controlling force behind our Union. You determine what the Local does, how it operates, what stands to take on issues and what goals the Local has for the future. Your monthly union dues help to:

                – Invest in the future

               – Create retirement security

               – Support fellow Union workers

               – Protect health and safety

               – Unite people for equality and justice

               – Take political action

In accordance with our Collective Agreements and as tradition for the past 50 years, CUPE Local 389 has deducted an additional $5.00 in dues from each member during the month of June. The Local uses these funds to encourage higher learning and support graduates with their post secondary education. For the last half century, we have awarded over ten $1,000 scholarships to applicants seeking further learning opportunities, in order to invest in our future generations. We encourage the recipients to keep the union après with their progress in achieving their goals and certifications and wish them the best of luck in their endeavors. This is an example of your union dues at work. We thank the Union members for their continued support!

Here are just a few of the organizations CUPE Local 389 has donated to in 2015…

CUPE Local 7000 – Locked out Rail workers

CUPE Legal Defense Fund

Norgate Community Elementary School

Lynnmour Elementary School

Queen May Community Elementary School

Lynn Valley Elementary School

Westview Elementary School

Ridgeway Elementary School

Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives

Mountainside Secondary School Garden *Pictures to be posted soon*

International Women’s Day

CUPE Metropolitan Vancouver District Council and CUPE Local 389 celebrated International Women’s Day at the Chief Joe Mathia Centre on March 6th, 2015. Thank you to all who attended and supported the women who live and work in our community. Special thanks to quest speaker Linda Walsoff, Women’s advocate and crisis intervention worker, as well as the Company B Jazz Band for their delightful accompaniment.