Volunteers Needed – St. Francis Table, helping those less fortunate in our community

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On December 17th, Local 1996-O will be donating and serving a hot turkey lunch and dinner to those less fortunate in our community at St. Francis Table. Interested in participating and helping support such a great cause? Please contact your Local President at Sam.Snyders@Unifor1996-O.ca

Lunch shift 10:30am – 2pm
Dinner shift 3 – 7pm

We require approximately 10 volunteers per shift. Spots will be filled based on the order in which people respond. Don’t delay! Spots have traditionally filled up fast!!!!

We hope to hear from you all soon!

St. Francis Table is a restaurant dedicated to providing meals and a welcoming environment for the needy of our community.

Half of their patrons are post-psychiatric patients who are unable to work due to their illness. Many of them spend most of their meagre income on accommodation. About one quarter of patrons are senior citizens who come for nourishment and companionship. They also provide meals to single parents, refugees, the unemployed, transients, ex-convicts and people living in our city’s streets, parks and alleys.

Your Local President secures rain jackets with hoods for all employees!

What good is a rain jacket with no hood?  Well the company seems to think it’s functional!!!!????

They’re joking, right?!

Keep Calm and Enjoy the Rain

Your President, Sam Snyders, has a different point of view…

At the Polson Town Hall meeting, Sam brought this issue to the attention of the Company Director.

All BTS rain jackets will now come fully equipped with hoods to protect you from the sometimes treacherous weather we face on a daily basis. If you have a rain jacket that didn’t originally come with a hood, please speak with your manager and they will ensure that a hood is ordered for you.

Just one more triumphant battle for Local 1996-O!!!!

Sam also addressed the need that new hires should be given winter coats.  They shouldn’t be treated as second class employees.  Stay tuned for updates on winter jackets….shouldn’t all employees have protection from our harsh winter weather?!