Laura and Teresa
The City of Oshawa is just a little bit cleaner after the hard work of CUPE Local 960 members. Today many bags of garbage were picked up around the McLaughlin Branch of Oshawa Public Libraries by hardworking CUPE Local 960 members! As a special thank-you, management allowed those pitching in and cleaning up to wear jeans which is a huge deal because we have a fairly strict dress code and rarely get jeans days!
CUPE is taking strong steps and calling for action on the environmental crisis by adopting its first national environmental policy. The policy – entitled Working Harmoniously on the Earth – was adopted in March 2013 at CUPE’s National Executive Board. The policy was developed following the passage of Resolution #94 at the 2011 CUPE National Convention in Vancouver. The new policy helps set a clear course of action for CUPE on environmental issues.
This policy shows that we can all be stewards of the earth. As a first step, CUPE locals are strongly encouraged to read and discuss the policy. The policy informs what actions you can take in your workplace to make it greener and less harmful to the environment. Earth Day is right around the corner. This new policy helps set the tone for strong environmental action on Earth Day and every day.
It's clear that our members are on board with this policy and agree that every day is Earth Day!
Thank you so much to the Social Committee for organizing this great event and to the efforts of everyone involved!
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