United Way Honours FPSE and Kwantlen Faculty
March 05, 2009 - FPSE News
Last week, the KFA was honoured to receive the United Way Union Spirit
Award. Bob Davis, KFA Vice President Negotiations (pictured below with FPSE
Secretary Treasurer Dileep Athaide), received this award on our behalf (read
story below). We are very pleased to have our contributions recognized in this
For over 30 years the labour movement has shown tremendous support for
communities through a valuable partnership with United Way. On February 26th,
the United Way acknowledged the leadership role that various unions have played
in building a strong community partnership. The awards are called the Union
Spirit Award and it recognizes a union committed to furthering the shared common
values of a caring, healthy and inclusive community through the work of its
members in support of United Way.
This year, our organization was recognized for its commitment to those
values. Both the FPSE provincial office and Local 5, the Kwantlen Faculty
Association were awarded Union Spirit Awards for their tremendous contribution
to making a difference in the lives of people in the Lower Mainland.
Over the years, both FPSE and Local 5, have actively supported United Way.
Local 5 in particular has distinguished itself through the Kwantlen Campaign,
where it has succeeded in once again securing 100% participation by Union
officers and staff.
Local 5 is also committed to the success of the CLC United Way Union
Counseling program, which provides peer support in the workplace and referrals
to community agencies where appropriate. The local is actively involved in
training members. They’ve even taken the extra step of creating an internal
committee to ensure the program’s continued expansion.
Since 2007, the FPSE provincial office has had a member on the United Way
Campaign Labour Committee as Co-Chair. The office has also actively encouraged
support of United Way and participation in the CLC United Way Union Counseling
program among provincial members and institutions.
Congratulations to the staff and members of both organizations. You’re making
a real difference in the lives of those in need in your community.
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