November 1, 2018 - MVA Leaders from BCGEU, UNITE HERE 40, Anglican Diocese of New Westminster Eco-Justice Unit, CUPE 23, ATU Local 1724 met with Mayor-elect Mike Hurley to discuss how we as civil society organizations might work together with the new Burnaby government in the shaping of Burnaby's future.
We secured a commitment to work together on the City of Burnaby becoming a living wage employer. Mr Hurley also agreed to support our affordable transit and housing proposals.
Major topics of discussion included addressing the housing crisis, initiating work on anti-poverty measures such as the living wage for the city, and ensuring that those in need have access to affordable public transit. We look forward to working with Mayor Hurley as well as to building strong working relationships with other members of the city council.
Special thanks to MVA's Burnaby Chair, Denis Boko from CUPE 23 for coordinating this meeting 11 days after the election. Mike Hurley was elected Mayor of Burnaby on October 20th, 2018 and will be sworn in on November 5th.
If you are an MVA member who would like to get involved with our Burnaby team, we invite you to our next meeting on November 15, 2018 at 6pm in Burnaby. Location to be confirmed. Please RSVP.
We also welcome new organizations in Burnaby to learn more about joining the MVA.