BCFED ELECTION CANDIDATES VYING FOR PRESIDENT, SECRETARY-TREASURER COMING TO TRAIL ON OCTOBER 29, 2012

The BC Federation of Labour will be electing officers at the BC Federation of Labour Convention in Vancouver the last week of November. Both Michelle Laurie and Trevor Davies will be running for the office of President and Secretary-Treasurer and you will be able to meet with them in Trail on:

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Trail Selkirk College

Recital Room

6:00 – 9:00pm

900 Helena Street

Trail, BC

Come and meet Michelle Laurie who is running for the President of the BC Federation of Labour.  She has been involved in British Columbia’s labour force for 35 years, and has lived and worked in communities around the province in many industries, including mining, fish processing, electrical utilities, and as a part-time paramedic.  She was appointed to the BC Federation of Labour’s Executive Council in 2002, and served as a Vice-President of the Fed from 2005 to 2010.  She has been a member of the Fed’s Occupational Health and Safety Committee since 1999, and was Chair or Vice-Chair of the Committee from 2003 to 2010.  Michelle believes our labour movement is at an important crossroads.

Come and meet Trevor Davies who is running for Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour, and is proud to have come into the labour movement and activism through the Young Workers committee of the Fed. He is one of four General Vice Presidents of CUPE BC, first elected to that position in 2010, and re-elected earlier this year. Trevor is the President of CUPE Local 374, representing over 600 members in six municipalities in the Greater Victoria area.  He has been involved in a number of CUPE BC committees including Environment, Municipal, Young Workers and currently chairs the Occupational Health & Safety and Library Committees.  Trevor has been involved in the past with the BC Federation of Labour as a Facilitator for the High School OH&S project, as a volunteer, working on the $10 minimum wage campaign and speaking at public hearings on the New and Young Worker Regulation reviews with WorkSafe BC.

Come and meet Michelle and Trevor and enjoy some Snacks Refreshments.

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