CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sunday, December 17, 2017
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queensborough Community Centre
920 Ewen Avenue
Join us for the annual Christmas Party for children of CUPE members and exempt staff. Everyone is welcome and children 10 and under will receive a gift.
Please RSVP by Dec 2 to Nancy Jickels, 604-526-4691, firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name, age and gender of all children attending and the number of parents/guardians attending. See the poster for more details.
MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
Over the years, the Union has successfully worked with the City of New Westminster to address many issues regarding physical health in the workplace including office ergonomics and low stress seats for truck drivers.
Two years ago, Business Manager George Habib took the initiative to approach the employer about mental health in the workplace. He felt it is best to be proactive and not wait until someone is dealing with a long term disability.
Over the past two years the Union and the employer have worked closely together to reach a solution. As a result the City should soon select a mental health care provider to work with the staff. Several providers have presented workshops on their services and the City and Union are evaluating them before making a decision.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Executive Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm at the CUPE 387 office.
General Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm at the Centennial Community Centre.
We encourage you to attend the general meetings, so the executive can keep you up to date on union business and learn of your concerns.
CUPE 387 supports on-going education for all its members, not just the executive. Take a look at the upcoming seminars and workshops offered by CUPE BC and CUPE National. If you see something you would like to attend, please contact George Habib.
DID YOU KNOW?
Every worker has the right to refuse unsafe work. For example, a fear of heights could make it unsafe to perform tasks while on a ladder. If you feel the work you have been assigned is unsafe, talk to your supervisor.