December 2014 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past month, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • Health & Safety Dinner November 20th
  • Labour Council Elections January 11th
  • ONDP Convention
  • Buy Bottles Not Cans in Support of Steelworkers
  • Working at Heights Regulation Finally Introduced
  • Proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan Introduced
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November 2014 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past month, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • Municipal Election Campaign
  • Living Wage Launch event
  • Health & Safety Dinner
  • CLC Political Action Conference January 23-24, 2015
  • Labour Council elections
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October 2014 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past month, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • E-13: Less than Two Weeks to Election Day!
  • Municipal Financing
  • OFL Financial Update
  • Living Wage Launch Event
  • Health & Safety Dinner November 20th

 

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September 2014 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past summer, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • We Stopped Hudak!
  • Labour Council Wins Social Development Award
  • Labour Day picnic
  • CETA Deal Finalized: Time to Ramp up Campaign
  • Health & Safety Dinner November 20th
  • Student Scholarships
  • Municipal Elections
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June 2014 President's report

Brothers and Sisters,
Please accept my apologies for not attending tonight's meeting and having such a short report. As many of you know, CUPE has booked me off full-time to work in Catherine Fife's NDP campaign in the Kitchener-Waterloo riding, and I have been working twelve-hour-plus days there since mid-May. I couldn't justify attending our meeting at this crucial time in the campaign.
I do not have any regular Labour Council business to report, other than the pride I feel at the collective efforts of our union movement to get involved in this election campaign. Contributions of money, booked-off members, and volunteers have poured into Catherine Fife's campaign in Waterloo, and I know that many of you have made similar contributions to NDP and Liberal campaigns in the other three ridings in Waterloo Region.
Please keep it up for two more days!
In solidarity,
Marc Xuereb, President
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May 2014 President's Report

May 13, 2014 - I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past month, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • Follow-up to #StopHudak meeting

  • Provincial Election

  • CLC Convention

  • Day of Mourning

  • Better Choices Meet & Greet, Training

  • (Un-)Fair Elections Act event

 

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Living Wage Campaign

At our Labour Council meeting on April 8th, we received a presentation on a new campaign to recognize employers in Waterloo Region who pay their employees a living wage.

Several organizations - including both Social Planning Councils, the Mennonite Central Committee of Ontario, and the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, have provided the campaign with seed funding to hire a co-ordinator and start the process of building a recognition program. Labour unions are now being asked to contribute to the project to enable it to succeed.

Please consider taking a proposal to your union Local's Executive to consider supporting this project. The goal is to raise $6,000 from unions.

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April 2014 President’s Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past month, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • Urgent All Unions, All-Locals Meeting
  • Upcoming Provincial Election
  • CUPE Book-offs
  • Rally for Unifor Toyota Organizing Drive
  • Better Choices Waterloo Region
  • Living Wage Leaders Program
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March 2014 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past month, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • Fairness Works training
  • Urgent All Unions, All Locals Meeting
  • International Women's Day Brunch
  • United Way Celebrations
  • Rally for Unifor Toyota Organizing Drive
  • Minimum Wage Campaign
  • Better Choices Waterloo Region
  • Canada Post Cuts
  • Living Wage Leaders Program
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February 2014 President's Report

I am pleased to submit the following report on my Labour Council work of the past month, and on some key issues I wish to bring to your attention.

  • Fairness Works Training
  • 2014 Municipal Elections
  • Personal
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