Monthly Archives: September 2010

Steward Training at Delta Grandview

On Sept 25th & 26th 80 new stewards from Region 3 participated in a new stewards weekend educational at Delta Grandview in Huntsville. After an exciting, fun filled weekend of learning and networking, members returned back to their locals prepared to mobilize, educate and represent their members.

The weekend was dedicated to the fight against breast cancer namely “CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE” Staff reps Judy Storey & Gus Collins committed to shaving their heads if they were able to raise $5,000. Region 3 members supplemented the fundraising already started by Judy & Gus to push them over their target. EBM’S Claire Rowett and Pete Wright were given the honour of shaving their heads in the hospitality suite after dinner Saturday. The commitment of our staff and the generosity of our members made for an exciting weekend”

Investing in Women& Girls

EQUALITY & RIGHTS


This brief video was released earlier this summer just prior to the International Trade Union Confederation conference in Vancouver and is connected with their work with a fund called the MDG3 which is financing 45 activities to improve equality and rights for women and girls worldwide.

This is a good video, but it misses out on the larger context of why women in developing countries are disempowered to begin with and how policies developed in our own part of the world have contributed to creating conditions of poverty and exploitation.

As Canadian women, we need to remind ourselves that we are all connected and that unless we work towards the long term economic and social good of all women on the global horizon, they will not see any meaningful change.

To view this excellent short film, click on the link.

http://www.ituc-csi.org/decisions-for-life-invest-in-women.html

in solidarity,

dora PWC Region 3

Sisters in Spirit Vigil

SISTERS IN SPIRIT VIGIL

We’re coming up quickly to Monday October 4th when across Canada, we will honour and remember murdered and missing Aboriginal Women and their families in the Fifth Annual SISTERS IN SPIRIT vigil.

For further information, please visit our National Union website at the link provided:

http://www.nupge.ca/content/3592/fifth-annual-sisters-spirit-vigil-will-be-held-oct-4

Alternately, you may visit the Native Women’s Association of Canada website for more info: http://www.nwac.ca/2010-sisters-spirit-vigils

In Region 3, the vigil will be held this year at the Georgina Island First Nations Community Centre on Georgina Island from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

For those interested in attending a vigil in Toronto as you may work in the city but live in Region 3, there will be a vigil held at Allan Gardens at 7 pm

and

on Thursday September 30th, there will be an all-day vigil held at Queen’s Park.

Dora Robinson

PWC Region 3