BURNABY - CUPE BC’s young workers have their priorities right. Before joining in the fun of Friday night pizza and bowling together, they first participated in a two-hour workshop on “What is in your Collective Agreement”, facilitated by one of their own, James Richardson from CUPE Local 23.
Almost 20 young CUPE members showed up from locals around the province for this free event hosted by CUPE BC’s Young Workers’ Task Force at Rev’s Bowling & Entertainment Centre in Burnaby.
When asked why the committee organized this event, participant and Task Force organizer Juli Patz (CUPE 825, Port Moody) said, “Young workers are very interested in learning about their rights as union members, they are just not sure how or where to find the information. This event was one way to spread the word.”
This is the Task Force’s first event of what promised to be a very busy year for the group. Not only will the Task Force be unveiling a new brochure for young workers, they are also planning increased participation of youth in union education, CUPE BC Convention and a Youth Conference in June 2007.
For more information, visit CUPE BC’s Young Worker’s Task Force