CUPE mourns First Air crash victims

BURNABY – CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill offered heartfelt condolences to the families of the 12 crew and passengers lost in the crash of First Air flight 6560 in Resolute, Nunavut. “All of us at CUPE BC are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” said O’Neill, “our thoughts and prayers go out to the families at […]

No Fair Deal at PNE

VANCOUVER—Contract talks have broken down between the PNE and CUPE Local 1004 workers.  The close to 4,000 workers say they will not disrupt the Fair, which runs until Sept. 5. This is the first time in decades that a collective agreement has not been reached before the start of the annual Pacific National Exhibition Fair. […]

Statement on the death of Jack Layton

Like all Canadians, CUPE BC and its members were deeply saddened by the news this morning that federal NDP leader Jack Layton had lost his final battle with cancer and has passed away at age 61. For working people everywhere, Jack was truly like a member of the family. Throughout his public life—from his time […]