Show us your pink

BURNABY—CUPE members across B.C. wore pink yesterday, February 23, in support of Stop Bullying Day. The wearing of the pink sends a message that bullying is not acceptable in our schools, our workplaces or our communities. Please send your photos and we will post them to the CUPE BC photo gallery. Send to   […]

CUPE BC joins solidarity rally for Mexican miners

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill and secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock, along with CUPE members and regional staff, joined an enthusiastic rally downtown on Thursday morning (Feb. 17) to support visiting Mexican union leaders and speak out against the violent repression of labour and human rights in Mexico. As part of demonstrations and events taking place in […]

Feb. 23 is Stop Bullying Day

BURNABY—Stop Bullying Day is Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Bullying is recognized as a serious problem in our schools, workplaces and in society. It is destructive to worker health. Please wear pink to take a stand against all types of bullying. Send your photos to We will post them in the CUPE BC gallery. Stop […]

Shift today, help keep your community strong!

Check out and take the Ten Percent Shift pledge! If enough of us shift just ten percent of our household spending to local goods and services from locally owned businesses, we can make a huge impact on the local economy. And please check out our Facebook page here, where you can post your local […]

Over 4,700 residents participate in privatization town hall

PENTICTON—Over 4,700 residents from Penticton and surrounding communities participated in a virtual town hall about privatization last night. The virtual town hall was a first for CUPE in B.C. The radio-like talk show format used the latest available technology to connect with thousands of residents and address their questions and concerns “live, on air.” The […]

O’Neill kicks off Ten Percent Shift campaign

LANGFORD—Individual British Columbians working together can help build vibrant and sustainable local economies and move past the traditional boom and bust cycle, CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill said today as he kicked off the official launch of the union’s Ten Percent Shift campaign. Speaking to a capacity crowd of 400, O’Neill said the Ten Percent […]

Register now for upcoming CUPE National Municipal Sector meeting

Don’t miss out on your chance to hear renowned Australian activist and author Amanda Tattersall and other inspirational speakers and panelists at the upcoming Municipal Sector meeting. There is still time to register for the CUPE National Municipal Sector meeting taking place in Toronto on February 16-18, 2011. View article. cope491

Penticton community invited to virtual town hall on privatization

PENTICTON— Penticton residents are being invited to participate in the Okanagan’s first-ever virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:30 PM. The town hall about privatization will hear from guests who will provide information and answer questions from the public. The virtual town hall meeting will provide the opportunity for Penticton residents to […]

Public child care pays off

VANCOUVER – Child care workers, parents, and activists were at the Vancouver Public Library last night to talk about how to improve child care, as part of a cross country tour organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees. A panel of academics, community activists and child care advocates brought facts and figures along with […]

CoDev Film fest tickets available

VANCOUVER—B.C.’s largest social justice film festival is just around the corner, and this year’s lineup of films is better than ever. CoDevelopment Canada’s World Community Film Festival (February 11-13, 2011), being held at Langara College (100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver) , will feature dozens of documentaries—filmed locally and abroad—on human rights, food security, and environmental […]