Regional News

TO:                 All CEIU BC/YT Members in good standing

FROM:          Sargy Chima, NVP BC/YT

SUBJECT:      Call for applications to 2023 CLC Pacific Region Winter School



This is a call for interest in attending the 2023 CLC Pacific Region Winter School which takes place over five weeks from January 15 to February 17, 2023 in Hot Springs, BC, from January 15, 2023 to February 17, 2023. Each week runs from Sunday to Friday. The registration deadline is December 15, 2022.


CEIU BC/YT provides two full scholarships to the CLC week of the successful applicant’s choice.


All members in good standing are eligible to apply.


Please complete a Conferences Convention and Training form in order to be considered.


Please submit your application to the Regional Union Office, [email protected] and CC [email protected] by NOON, Thursday, December 8, 2022.  Applications will be reviewed by the CCT Committee and the successful applicants will be notified by December 14, 2022.


Please note that applicants are also encouraged to apply for other funding.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at (604) 807-4943 or [email protected] if you need more information.


Thank you for your participation.


In solidarity,

Sargy Chima


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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.


In solidarity,


Sargy Chima
National Vice President, CEIU BC/YT
[email protected]


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To: Local Members, CEIU BC/YT

From: Sargy Chima, CEIU NVP BC/YT


Hello ,


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!


In solidarity,


Sargy Chima


[email protected]

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