May 15, 2015

CUPE BC launches library worker safety survey

BURNABY—CUPE represents members who work in libraries across all sectors in B.C. In recognition of the increasing number of issues coming forward, the CUPE BC Library Committee has launched a survey to look at changing health and safety conditions for CUPE members in library workplaces across B.C.

The survey will give CUPE important information about what the health and safety issues are for CUPE’s library workers. Once the results are compiled, this will be a useful tool in advocating for improvements.

April 27, 2015

CUPE BC marks Annual Day of Mourning

BURNABY – On April 28 CUPE members across British Columbia mark the Annual Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job.

CUPE BC President Mark Hancock says that CUPE members and all workers should be able to trust that they will be safe at work and that CUPE will continue to work vigorously to make sure this is a reality.  

February 4, 2015

Spot the Hazard campaign takes off

BURNABY- Across the province CUPE locals are using new campaign material to raise awareness of workplace hazards. In October 2014 CUPE BC relaunched the Spot the Hazard campaign to assist locals in preventing workplace injuries.

The campaign gives local health and safety committees an additional tool. The campaign is supported by:

January 20, 2015

Connecting with members in Victoria

VICTORIA—CUPE Local 50 reps were out talking to members this morning at the crack of dawn. President John Burrows said that meeting members as they come into work is a great way to connect and make sure that important information gets into their hands – and it is something that the Local has been doing for 40 years.

“This morning, we gave out copies of our new collective agreement and some CUPE health and safety information. It is a great opportunity to have a quick chat with members and make sure they have the information they need to work safely,” said Burrows.

October 29, 2014

OH&S conference focuses on psychological health in our workplaces

VANCOUVER—Members from across the province focused on the theme “Building safe psychological and physical workplaces” at CUPE BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Conference held October 22 – 24 in Victoria.

OH&S Committee Chair Dal Benning chaired the conference, which was opened with a blessing from First Nations Elder Butch Dick of the Songhees Nation.

April 29, 2014

CUPE 3479 holds Day of Mourning events at four campuses

CUPE Local 3479, North Island College support staff, held its first ever Day of Mourning ceremonies at four campuses, with close to 100 people participating.

On April 28, CUPE 3479, North Island College support staff, held Day of Mourning Ceremonies at its four campuses located in Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni and Port Hardy. Although this is the first year the Local organized and led Day of Mourning events, close to 100 people participated.

April 28, 2014

CUPE BC marks 30th Annual Day of Mourning

Mark Hancock, CUPE BC President and Jeannie Kilby, CUPE 402 President

SURREY - CUPE BC President Mark Hancock joined Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and CUPE 402 President Jeannie Kilby to mark the 30th Annual Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job.

Speaking at the new Surrey City Hall, Hancock brought greetings from the 85,000 CUPE members in BC and from the 627,000 CUPE members across the country.

June 19, 2012

Know Your Rights

Workplace health and safety is about your health and safety

BURNABY—CUPE BC has released a new “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” poster that CUPE locals can use to help inform and educate workers of their rights while dealing with a WCB claim or appeal.