Commentary

Commentary is the blog of Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

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MAY 16, 2017

We voted for change—now what will it look like?

For once the pollsters were right—they all called for a close election finish, and that’s what the voters delivered. The...

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APRIL 18, 2017

On May 9, here’s something to vote for

Rather than just turf Christy Clark, let’s elect a government that works for all of us If you’ve read any...

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JANUARY 5, 2017

Communities minister raises stakes for May 9

Municipal wage control threat sets off alarm bells When this issue of Public Employee hits doorsteps, we’ll be only five...

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AUGUST 29, 2016

Labour Day: a time to reflect on progress for workers—and the need for action

Every year, as Labour Day draws near I have mixed feelings, probably like many of you. On the one hand,...

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APRIL 27, 2016

Clock's ticking on Clark government

Twenty years of BC Liberal rule? Don't let it happen! As the Spring 2016 edition of Public Employee went to...

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APRIL 20, 2016

Statement on International Women’s Day from CUPE BC President Paul Faoro

CUPE BC has always been a strong supporter of women’s rights, and that support is just as strong today as...

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DECEMBER 15, 2015

Defeating the BC Liberals remains our top priority

I want to begin my first column as your new president with sincere thanks to all 85,000 CUPE members in...

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NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Open letter to CUPE members in B.C.

My friends, This will be my final web column as president of CUPE British Columbia. As you know, on November...

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NOVEMBER 2, 2015

How not to invest in public infrastructure

The following column from Mark Hancock ran in the Vancouver Sun on Monday, November 2. When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...