Community Social Services strike votes adding up

BURNABY — CUPE’s community social services workers have completed their strike votes and added them to the CSS Bargaining Association sector-wide vote. The Community Social Services Bargaining Association Negotiating Committee is scheduled to meet to tabulate the votes on May 27-28. The committee will also be discussing strike actions, campaigns and member involvement. The committee […]

Edmonton school board says no to big box child care

EDMONTON—The Edmonton Public School Board has taken steps to prevent the advancement of big box day care centres on school property. The decision occurred in light of a request by the publicly traded corporation Edleun, which is based in Calgary. According to the Edmonton Journal, Edleun owns 22 centres in Alberta, including three in Edmonton, […]

May is Asian Heritage Month

The members of our diverse, vibrant and growing Asian Canadian community across the country are taking pride in sharing their rich cultural heritage this month. Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and to promote the many achievements and contributions they have made to our union […]

B.C. community health campaign wins Labour Media awards

BURNABY—CUPE and Hospital Employees Union (HEU) members, volunteers and staff were recognized for communications excellence at the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) awards held in Burnaby, British Columbia. In the B.C. region, CUPE won the Best TV Ad Award for Smile in support of the B.C. Community Health campaign and an honourable mention for […]

CUPE workers mark Day of Mourning

A similar event at Delta Municipal Hall was attended by Delta Mayor Lois Jackson and CEO George Harvey and many CUPE 454 members. Local president Darryl Robison spoke on the purpose of the Day of Mourning and mentioned fatalities specifically involving CUPE 454 members.   Tom McKenna, WCB National Servicing Representative addressed the escalating workplace injuries […]