Come on down to the PG City Hall at 10:30 am on Saturday July 9th to be staged up for the parade. We start at 11 am and walk the route. Afterwards feel free to hang out at the CUPE trailer and help hand out some freebies.
Good day all,
The Prince George Pride Society is celebrating Pride this weekend. There will be lots of activities and events to take part in for those that are interested.
The Pride Parade on Saturday morning is a great family event – lots of activities, swag for kids and food. It’s a colourful day – if you haven’t attended the event in the past, please give it some consideration and bring the kids out.
Additionally, members of the CUPE 3799 Executive will be in attendance, taking part in the parade. If you want to join us – look for the CUPE BC truck and trailer in the area around City Hall. All the Locals will have people out to walk in the parade and show our support for Pride.
Quesnel on the June 11th hosted the second ever PRIDE parade and CUPE was out in force to support the movement. For the first time ever in Quesnel’s history, the PRIDE flag was flown by the city. Paul ( CUPE BC President ), Caroline ( CUPE 3799 President ) and Presidents from the Quesnel locals and from Prince George made an appearance. There will be a PRIDE parade in Prince George in July and we encourage people to come out, have some fun, walk in the parade and in general experience PRIDE and learn what it is all about.
Miscommunication around the University of Toronto’s decision to contract back in hundreds of foodservice workers is generating a state of fear that should not exist in the face of the facts.
In a time when multi-national corporations continue to lead the charge in driving down wages and creating an economy based on precarious work, we rarely get good news stories and it is important that we recognize them when they happen.
In an effort to provide more local food on campus, U of T chose to end its contract with multi-national foodservice provider Aramark and instead bring the work back in house. Much has been said about what this means for the workers and much has been wrong. I would like to set the record straight.
All of the current Aramark workers have been offered jobs without having to re-apply.