UNBC has cut back on the cleaning services throughout the University. This has resulted in office garbage containers only cleared weekly, common areas cleared less often and in general less of a clean appearance. If you encounter any issues with over flowing garbage, fruit flies or other bugs or other issues with change in cleaning services please put in a TMA and request that facilities deal with the issue. If issues are not reported to them they will not know what needs to get addressed or if our members are just taking matters into their own hands and trying to deal with it.
As part of the Inspiring Woman Among Us events Michelle Stephen is hosting a discussion at Hubspace ( Downtown 1299 3rd st. ) on Sunday November 19th 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Join Michelle and Dr. Theresa Healy to learn more about the history of LGBTQ2.
Michelle is our representative on the CUPE BC Pink Triangle Committee. Please check out their website for further information
Caroline will be part of a panel discussion of how society defines work. This is part of the great Inspiring Woman Among Us event that is running November 16th – 29th. The panel will be held in room 7-158, Friday November 17th 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Members of UNITE HERE! (Local 40) who work at the UNBC campus providing food services to the University community, have been in bargaining for several months with their employer, the Compass Group. These cafeteria workers have organized a rally on Wednesday, November 8th, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm in the courtyard (Agora) in protest against low wages and restricted health benefits.
If you are able to show your support, please plan on attending the rally to find out more about the long standing issues and challenges facing the cafeteria workers, whom many of us see at work each day. Members can also e-mail their show of support for these workers at: UNBCjustice@gmail.com