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National Day of Mourning for Fallen Workers - April 28th

The National Day of Mourning, or Workers’ Mourning Day is coming soon on April 28. It commemorates workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace related hazards and incidents.

We will be having ceremonies to mark the occasion at:

April 28th 8am at the Operations Centre &

April 28th 11am at the Civic Facility

Injuries and deaths in the workplace continue to be a matter of important concern across Canada. Many Canadian members work hard each day in an effort to minimize accidents and incidents. Risk is an inherent element of many jobs, and this is why safety should be one of the core values in any workplace. Since its inception, the observance has spread to over 80 countries around the world, but is known in most other countries as the Workers' Memorial Day. The date 28 April was picked because on that day in 1914, the Workers Compensation Act received its third reading. In 2001 the International Labour Organization first observed World Day for Safety and Health at Work on this day. Commemorating those who have been hurt or killed in the workplace shows respect for the fallen, while serving as a reminder of the importance of occupational health and safety.


#CUPE 403 Membership Meeting Announcement


CUPE 403's next membership meeting is set for:

Date: WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: McLeod Athletic Park Fieldhouse

*NOMINATIONS for the following positions:

*Member-at-Large (OPERATIONS) - 2 year term

*Member-at-Large (CIVIC FACILITY) - 2 year term

*Member-at-Large (RECREATION) - 1 year interim term

*Member-at-Large (PROTECTIVE SERVICES) - 1 year interim term

(must have attended 50% of the regular meetings in the previous 12 months)

ELECTIONS for the following positions:

1st Vice President (Executive-2 year term), Sergeant-at-Arms (Executive-2 year term)

*NOTICE OF MOTION (to be discussed/voted on at May 10, 2017 membership meeting):

"That Local 403 authorize its Society (1109712 BC Ltd.), the Executive and the Real Estate Committee to spend up to $800,000.00 in total expenses to purchase an office for the local."


*CASH PRIZE DRAW of $600.00 (you must be present to win!)

Please take the time to attend this meeting and take part in the business of YOUR local.