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2022 Unifor 830m AGM Hi-lights

Thanks to all who attended our online AGM for Unifor 830m on November 8, 2022.

The main focus of this year’s AGM was welcoming new members to our local from the CityNews 1130 newsroom at the Ash Street, Vancouver building. The new members have established a contract negotiation committee and work is now in progress to define what the new members are looking for in a first contract with the employer.

Elections were held for the Secretary and vacant Vice President role on the executive council. Vivian Yu was re-elected as Secretary for our local. We also welcome a new member elected to the position of Vice-president for 830m, Riley Phillips.

For further details or to discuss issues affecting our local feel free to approach any executive council member in person or via email.

Review: Federal Funding of Canadian Journalism

Recommended reading on the topic of Federal Government funding of Canadian Journalism – Howard Law is retired Unifor staff who writes on topics related to public policy as it pertains to Canadian Media.

Visit Howard Law’s website / blog at: https://mediapolicy.ca

Read more on Howard Law’s recent post: Too Big, Too Postmedia: A not-so-feverish review of federal funding of Canadian┬áJournalism

COVID-19 Information & Resources

These are certainly unprecedented times as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world. Unifor is providing a centralized information site for those with questions about how this outbreak is affecting your workplace and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Visit unifor.org/covid19 for details – and check back often as this site is being constantly updated with the most current information we have.

More than just information about the virus itself, you can find other useful details on the site:

  • Industry and sector information
  • FAQ sheets and links for regional health sites
  • Notices and updates from leadership, including media releases
  • Pandemic policy demands
  • Topics related to EI, health and safety, mental health and government initiatives

If you have concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact one of your local union representatives – we are here to help direct you to resources.

Practice social distancing & stay safe!