Alf Hryciw Memorial Service

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Alfred Donald Hryciw of Edmonton, Alberta, on July 10, 2013 at the age of 65 years following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Alfred will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife Kim; two daughters, Alexandra and Makenzie, both of Edmonton; two sisters, Linda Stefanyk of Edmonton and Marge Littlejohn of Sherwood Park as well as his Aunt Anne Fystor of Mundare.

Alfred was predeceased by his parents, John D. Hryciw and Doris Hryciw
(Fystor) and his nephew Danny Stefanyk.

Alf’s Family invites you to attend a Celebration of His Life at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home,
10011-114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Cross Cancer Institute,
11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z2, or Grey Nuns Hospital Palliative Care, Unit 43, 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 0L4.

To access the online memorial page click here

Bill C-377 Message from the President

Brothers and Sisters,

Members of Senate are debating Bill C-377 this week. Liberal-appointed Senators along with some Conservative Senators, like Hugh Segal, are dragging-out the debate to bring attention to it and stop the bill.

Bill C-377 claims to address the accountability and transparency of labour unions. But, as we point out in our submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee, C-377 is not about transparency or accountability.

The real motivation for the bill is to silence unions and their members.

This bill will require every union and every union local to file detailed financial reports that would be posted on a public website. The bill is a violation of privacy rights and a big waste of money.

The costs of Bill C-377 will be important not only for unions. The federal government will have to spend millions in tax-payers’ money each year to receive and process the massive volume of data generated by labour organizations.

Bill C-377 also contravenes federal and provincial privacy laws which protect individuals’ most intimate personal and confidential information. The Canadian Bar Association and the Privacy Commissioner have said that this bill will invade personal privacy. And it’s estimated it will cost as much cost $20 million to implement. What’s more, the bill singles out labour organizations and does not apply to any other dues-deducting professional organizations.

Please take a moment to send in a letter to the senate by following the link provided.

In Solidarity,

Mike Scott

President Local 30

North American Occupational Health and Safety Week

NAOSH Week – North American Occupational Safety and Health Week – was first launched in June 1997, marked by an agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico. CSSE’s Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week (COHS) had been observed for ten years previously (1986-1996). During the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks between the governments of Mexico, United States, and Canada, workplace safety within the boundaries of all three nations was discussed by government labour department representatives. Canada’s representative at these talks was familiar with Canada’s COHS Week and suggested to his Mexican and American counterparts that their countries may wish to become involved in a similar endeavor.

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