CUPE launches Bill 21 letter campaign

BURNABY – The CUPE national website has launched an online letter campaign in support of B.C.’s ambulance paramedics and against plans to use scabs as “volunteer paramedics” at the 2010 Games. CUPE members, family and friends are encouraged to send letters critical of the province legislating ambulance paramedics back to work and VANOC’s interference in […]

Lack of respect laid at MLA’s door

BURNABY – A lunchtime crowd of 40 people had two strong messages for Burnaby North MLA Richard Lee: negotiation is always better than legislation and ambulance response times in British Columbia are a disgrace. CUPE BC regional vice-president Colin Pawson told the crowd a story about a school district gardener who fell off a ladder. […]

Ambulance response times ‘a disgrace’

BURNABY—Ambulance wait times in British Columbia point to the critical condition of ambulance services in B.C. according to CUPE 873.  The ambulance paramedics say a lack of attention has seen the service deteriorate over the past decade.  The list below of ambulance 911 call wait times is sad proof of this. The figures come from the employer – the […]

Celebrate World Water Day 2010!

Sunday, March 21, 2-4pm Grandview Park, Commercial at Charles Vancouver VANCOUVER —Join the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians in a Toast to Public Water leading up to World Water Day on March 22. This free, outdoor all-ages event will take place in East Vancouver’s Grandview Park at Commercial and Charles. […]

Full public sewage treatment back on the table

VICTORIA—Elected councillors have voted to leave the door open for fully public sewage treatment and resource recovery in the Capital Regional District (CRD). On March 24 the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Committee (CALWMC) voted on a business case to present to the B.C. government for a one-third share of capital funding for the sewage […]