O’Neill Van Sun Op-Ed: Water is a gift for all, not a commodity to be sold

BURNABY—There is a water battle boiling in British Columbia as concerned residents in the communities of Mission-Abbotsford organize to stop a proposed $300 million public-private partnership (P3) water project at Stave Lake. This weekend, CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill weighed in with an opinion piece published in Saturday’s Vancouver Sun titled Water is a gift […]

Putting politics into action–CUPE BC political action conference underway

BURNABY—An enthusiastic audience of CUPE members were treated to a rousing, campaign-style speech from BC NDP leader Adrian Dix last night as CUPE BC’s 2011 political action conference opened in Burnaby.  CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill kicked off the conference, emphasizing the importance of working people–especially CUPE members–participating in the political process at all levels […]

Rally for social services

Workers call for action on community care crisis VANCOUVER – Community social services workers will take to the streets tomorrow morning to press their employers and the provincial government for a fair collective agreement. Contract talks broke off March 30. Representatives of the more than 15,000 community social service workers in 220 agencies across B.C. […]