Poverty Free BC Week of Action and Rally, Feb 25-Mar 4
The Poverty Free BC week of action starts on Saturday, February 25th. We hope you can join us for some of the events and the march and rally for a Poverty Free BC on Saturday, March 4th.
The BCFED is co-hosting the week with the Poverty Reduction Coalition. Each day of the week will feature one of the essential components of a poverty reduction plan. BC is the only province in Canada without a plan! On March 4th we will hold a march and rally calling for a plan and reminding the provincial parties that this will be a vote determining issue in May’s provincial election. RSVP on Facebook. A poster is attached.
If you have members who are available to assist as marshals at the event please contact Angela at email@example.com.
The BCFED is hosting the kickoff event on Saturday, February 25 at 1:30 at SFU’s Segal Building. We will be talking about good jobs and good wages. Topics will include apprenticeships and training, raising the minimum wage, green jobs, needed improvements to BC’s employment standards and labour laws. Featured speakers will include Ted Virdone from 15 NOW in Seattle, Bob Davis from FPSE, Devyn Cousineau, lawyer, and Helisia Luc from Green Jobs. To register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-jobs-good-wages-for-bc-tickets-31890076076
On Sunday, head out to UFCW’s New West office at 2:00 pm for a movie launch and panel discussion titled the Hidden Struggles of Migrant Workers. The poster is attached.
And there are many other events you can be a part of. For more information about other events that are happening, please visit www.povertyfreebc.ca.