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Next week, world leaders will gather in Paris for the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

I had the pleasure of chatting with Guy Standing over supper on Monday and learned quite a bit about his views on the changing nature of work and its impact on millions of workers around the globe.

Deciding to take the Welfare Food Challenge for a week, I committed to eating only the food I could buy for just $21. It's an annual event organized by Raise the Rates, a community advocacy group supported by the BCGEU. $21 a week - that’s just $3 a day!

In advance of Remembrance Day on November 11, I wanted to invite you to observe Aboriginal Veterans Day on Sunday, November 8. 

Your Union started preparing for the Federal election months ago, when we asked you with an online questionnaire to identify key public issues. We also recruited a team of activists who fanned out across the province to talk to you and ask you about the issues that matter most to you.

On October 8, the BCGEU launched a new report on Ministry of Children and Families operations titled, Closing the Circle: a case for reinvesting in Aboriginal child, youth and family services in British Columbia.

With a federal election finally arriving in less than a week, our country is naturally becoming focused on the big issues and challenges that face our society.

October marks Community Inclusion Month, an opportunity to celebrate the strengths and achievements of people with developmental disabilities and to renew our commitment to their full citizenship, participation and inclusion in our province.

Two solemn events are held each year on the last Sunday in September.

After a lifetime of work, our seniors deserve to end their years comfortably, safely and with as much independence as possible. For more than 30,000 B.C. seniors, a large part of the comfort and care they receive is provided by an unpaid caregiver.