With the NVP elections held in the locals these past few weeks and the ballots counted this past weekend, Brother Eddy Bourque, the CEIU National President and Sister Crystal Warner, the NEVP would like to congratulate the newly elected or acclaimed National Vice-Presidents (NVPs) who will form part of the National Executive with them for the next three (3) year cycle (2017 to 2020).
The NVPs elect/acclaim are as follows:
NVP for Women’s Issues – Western Region – Lynda MacLellan (elected)
NVP for Women’s Issues – Eastern Region – Jodi MacPherson (elected)
*NVP for Human Rights – Nicole Ma (elected)
NVP for Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) – Marco Angeli (elected)
NVP for Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) – Paul Croes (elected)
NVP for BC/Yukon – ...March 21, 2017
This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is: “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration.”
Refugees and migrants are particular targets of racial profiling and incitement to hatred. From a Union’s perspective, it is our responsibility to enforce a zero tolerance approach through education and working with our members and communities, as well as fighting injustice and racial discrimination in our workplaces, communities and around the world.
At CEIU, we proudly represent the workers at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), including the decision makers in refugee hearings, as well as the workers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
With the recent push from the federal government to welcome an unprecedented ...March 10, 2017
Sister and Brothers,
We are honoured to have been elected as your CEIU National President and National Executive Vice-President (NEVP). To those of you that we have not yet had the opportunity to meet, please allow us to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves.
Eddy Bourque, our new National President, has been an activist in CEIU for over 12 years, having served most recently as a Deputy Trustee (DT) for the Atlantic Provinces, and previously as the National Vice-President (NVP) for New Brunswick. He has a strong background in leadership roles, in advocacy for equity seeking groups, and served as the co-chair of the CEIU 2017 National Convention Finance Committee.
Crystal Warner, our new NEVP, comes to us from Vancouver, where she served ...March 8, 2017
International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, held its first celebration as a Socialist political event on March 8th, 1909, in New York City (NYC). Women marched the streets of NYC demanding labour rights.
Until women are fully represented at senior executive levels of the public service, as well as within our own internal union representation, we do not have equal rights or an equal voice.
This International Women’s Day, let us consider how we, sisters and brothers, can make a difference, and be part of the change we want to see. Let us celebrate acts of courage and determination, which have played an extraordinary role in our union, workplace, and communities.
February 24 marked the one year anniversary of Phoenix. Local 90153 had a small but mighty demonstration showing that the Employer needs to fix Phoenix now.