Commentary

Commentary is the blog of Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

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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...

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OCTOBER 21, 2015

Fletcher offers a solution in search of a problem

CUPE BC President Mark Hancock recently responded to an opinion piece by Black Press reporter/columnist Tom Fletcher. Our response, which...

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OCTOBER 6, 2015

Voter turnout will make the difference

October 19—your date with a ballot box I’m going to start this column with some math. Maybe not my strongest...

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OCTOBER 6, 2015

Thank you, Paul Moist

CUPE BC’s letter to outgoing national president BURNABY - Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, announced his retirement yesterday, effective...