TO: Members in Good Standing, CEIU BC/YT Region
FROM: Sargy Chima, CEIU NVP BC/YT Region
In accordance with Regulation #3 of the Regional Bylaws, this is to advise you that the region is now accepting applications for funding to attend the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Winter School (brochure)
If you are interested in attending please complete the Funding Application Form and send the form to [email protected] by Monday, November 29, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by email in early December.
National Vice President, CEIU BC/YT
To: Local Members, CEIU BC/YT
From: Sargy Chima, CEIU NVP BC/YT
My name is Sargy Chima. I am the region’s first South Asian racially visible woman to be elected as your National Vice-President (NVP) for the Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU) in the British Columbia and Yukon Territory region (BC/YT.)
Growing up in a South Asian family I understand the struggles and challenges of work-life balance, employment conditions, and working for change.
I have experience leading teams, negotiating collective agreements (as one of your bargaining team members for PSAC at the PA table), representing all members (Racially Visible, LGBT2Q+, Indigenous, Person with Disability, Youth and Women), consulting with management, on the local executive, and with union finance committees.
As your NVP my vision moving forward is building a strong union and modernizing our locals. I will be your voice and representative working towards addressing workplace issues, developing positive solutions and implementing results, driving inclusivity and transparency, engaging and empowering members, and making every effort to conduct local visits on a regular basis.
I would like to thank the outgoing NVP, Vanessa Sandsmark for her work over the past four years.
I look forward to working with all of you, your locals, regional representatives, as well as all the incredible staff at CEIU!
I would like to hear from you and invite you to join me online via Zoom on September 8, 2021 7:00 PM PDT. Please register in advance for this meeting at:
(Use the personal email you will sign into Zoom with. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you the 8th!
CEIU NVP BC/YT
TO: Local Presidents, BC/YT Region
CC: Local Shop Stewards, BC/YT Region
Regional Executive Council including Alternates,
Please find attached a letter concerning grievances from the BC/YT Region staff and the NVP BC/YT, Vanessa Miller. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at this email ([email protected])
Thank you and take care!
Last week PSAC launched a form to let members share their stories of working through this pandemic. Please share with your local members. PSAC will be using some of the stories as social media content in the weeks ahead.
Vanessa Miller, NVP BC/YT Report to the 2020 Presidents Conference held March 7-8, 2020 at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, BC.
PSAC has launched their Here for Canada national TV ad campaign to highlight the dedication of public service workers throughout the Phoenix pay system disaster.