World AIDS Day – December 1
This annual event is recognized by our Local 2145 with the wearing of a special red ribbon designed by Positive Living North worker Marilyn Morrison. It symbolizes we care and support those living with HIV/AIDS and in memory of those who have passed on.
In the fall of 2009, Local 2145 reached out to the HIV/AIDS community by connecting with organizations that support people and their families living with HIV/AIDS. We continue to have an annual ribbon work bee to assemble dozens of ribbons to be distributed to each worksite for any members, other staff and the public to wear on December 1. As a Local, we also make an annual donation to Positive Living North’s education program. In the fall, look for posters inviting all to a ribbon work bee and sharing.
For more information on Positive Living North
Strong Communities—Supporting Our Seniors 2010
Did you think Labour Day only happened in September? May 1 is International Worker’s Day, in recognition of the efforts workers have made to improve working conditions. Support staff of Local 2145 wanted to recognize the work seniors have done and continue to do in the community by showing appreciation in a meaningful way. During the week of May 1 – 8, CUPE members volunteered by helping seniors with their yard work, house cleaning, and gardening in the ‘Strong Communities – Supporting Our Seniors’ campaign. Coordinators say this year’s event was such a great way for CUPE members to connect with seniors in the community that they can see the event growing in future years.
Paulie Haines, a secretary at Walnut Park, lending a helping hand.
The National Global Justice Committee provides focus to CUPE’s global justice work and administers our Global Justice Fund. This Committee’s work in Canada and with strategic international partners helps build a global movement to oppose corporate privatization, trade, deregulation, and increased threats to security, peace and human rights.
Our Local makes an annual contribution to this very worthy cause.