K-12 Provincial Bargaining Committee starts the ball rolling

RICHMOND—CUPE’s K–12 Provincial Bargaining Committee (PBC) met for two days on March 13 and 14 in Richmond. There was a full agenda with the primary goal to develop provincial proposals for recommendation to the K-12 Presidents’ Council for ratification. The PBC reviewed the bargaining survey, which was very well received by CUPE members. The Committee […]

Faoro meets with Naramata Centre Board and CUPE members

PENTICTON—CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro joined CUPE 608 Naramata Unit Chair Brenda Lende and other Naramata Centre workers for a meeting in Penticton this weekend. Faoro met with the board of directors of the Naramata Centre Society in the morning. Later in the day, he reported out on his meeting and talked with CUPE members […]

We’re not Wisconsin, yet

VANCOUVER – CUPE 2278 screened the film “We Are Wisconsin” followed by a panel discussion at UBC on March 10. The inspiring film documents the 2011 events in Madison, Wisconsin when a newly elected Republican Governor tried to wipe out collective bargaining rights for public employees. The film was introduced by CUPE 2278 Executive Member […]

CUPE Metro hosts IWD lunch event

NEW WESTMINSTER – CUPE Metro Vancouver District Council hosted its sixth annual International Women’s Day lunch on Friday, March 7 for women who live and work in New Westminster and Burnaby, as well as community groups who provide services to women and children in need. Aboriginal Education Coordinator Bertha Lansdowne welcomed everyone to traditional Qay […]

Virtual townhall meeting with local presidents kicks off preparations for November elections

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC officially kicked off its preparatory work for the next local government elections earlier this week with its first-ever virtual townhall meeting with CUPE Local presidents across the province. Hosted by CUPE BC President Mark Hancock and Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro, the townhall meeting attracted more than 140 local presidents and featured discussions on political […]

White Rock civic workers see little progress at the bargaining table

WHITE ROCK – Almost a month after workers in the City of White Rock voted 94 percent in favour of strike action if necessary, the union is discouraged by a lack of progress with the employer. CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk is letting members know that they need to be prepared for job action, following […]