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Events related to Labour

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Jun
01
Grant’s Law Plaque Unveiling
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Hosted by the BC Federation of Labour. Grant’s Law is named after Grant De Patie, a young worker who was killed on the job during a gas theft incident in Maple Ridge. As a result of his death his family and the BC Federation of Labour fought for changes to the Occupational Health and Safety regulation to protect late night workers.The Grant’s Law Plaque honours a young worker’s life and the fight for late night worker safety.

Date:
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Time:
11am-12pm
Location:
Garibaldi Secondary School - 24789 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge, BC
Jul
01
David Podworny Memorial Scholarship
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David Podworny (“Pod”, 1962–2014 ) was a journeyman in the broadband cable telecommunications industry in Vancouver, BC.  He began his work in the industry in 1984, and it became his lifelong career.  He was actively involved in his workplace, serving on the bargaining committee, as Shop Steward, Councillor and as a Vice-President of TWU Local 60 (now TWU-USW National Local 1944, Unit 60).  “Pod” exemplified giving back through his service and active democratic participation.  The David Podworny Memorial Scholarship in Telecommunications and Labour Studies honours his legacy. Click here to learn more about this opportunity. Scholarship applications close on July 31.

Date:
Monday, July 1, 2019
Location:
BC
Jul
02
Summer Institute for Union Women
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Hosted by the BC Federation of Labour. The theme of this year’s Western Regional Summer Institute for Union Women is “Equity. Justice. Reconcili-action: Building worker power through Intersectional feminism and activism.” The event will take place from July 2-6, 2019, at the University of British Columbia. Click here to learn more.

Date:
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Location:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Jul
31
David Podworny Memorial Scholarship
Details:

David Podworny (“Pod”, 1962–2014 ) was a journeyman in the broadband cable telecommunications industry in Vancouver, BC.  He began his work in the industry in 1984, and it became his lifelong career.  He was actively involved in his workplace, serving on the bargaining committee, as Shop Steward, Councillor and as a Vice-President of TWU Local 60 (now TWU-USW National Local 1944, Unit 60).  “Pod” exemplified giving back through his service and active democratic participation.  He loved the industry and the people who worked in it. The David Podworny Memorial Scholarship in Telecommunications and Labour Studies honours his legacy.

For more information click here.

Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Canada
Aug
01
McGann Bursary
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The Columbia Foundation, the Canadian Union of Public Employees British Columbia (CUPE BC), the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM), The NOW Group, and the McGann family have established the Dennis McGann Bursary. This one-time bursary program is designed for those studying or planning to study Communications who demonstrate a commitment to the issues and actions affecting working people. One $1000 bursary will be awarded to a Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant who is enrolling or enrolled in full or part time Communications studies at an accredited public post-secondary institution in Canada. Financial need must be demonstrated. This bursary also considers community service. Click here for more information.

Date:
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Time:
All day
Location:
Canada