Pete Seeger sing-out a big hit at Jericho

VANCOUVER—As a proud partner of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, CUPE BC continued a long-standing tradition at this year’s event (July 18-20) by co-sponsoring a progressive workshop at Stage 2, the Utah Phillips memorial stage. Joan Baez was not able to attend the festival and participate in the workshop as planned. However, the Tribute to […]

New agreement ratified for CUPE 2058 in the City of Langley

LANGLEY – CUPE 2058 and the City of Langley have ratified a new collective agreement. Andrew Brown, president of CUPE 2058, said that it was a respectful round of bargaining, and that the new agreement will provide stability and certainty for the city and its employees. Settlement highlights include improvements in seniority rights for temporary […]

Bringing Tap Water To The People

COMOX—Last weekend’s Vancouver Island Music Festival (July 11-13) once again highlighted the pivotal role that CUPE can play in promoting sound environmental policy and the importance of keeping public water public. Since 2009, the VIMF has been working to completely eliminate plastic water bottles from their operations through “Living Green” initiatives including a Water Crew […]

CUPE celebrates as Islands Folk Festival turns 30

DUNCAN—Next weekend’s Islands Folk Festival (July 18-20) will be a special one for CUPE members in the Cowichan Valley as the community-based event turns 30 this year. Held annually on the third weekend of July at Providence Farm in Duncan, the IFF draws about 3,000 people—many of whom camp onsite. Thanks to its committed core […]

CUPE joins record numbers at Victoria pride parade

VICTORIA—CUPE members in the Capital Region turned out in full force on the weekend to join the city’s largest ever Pride parade. For more scenes from the annual Pride event, which celebrates the diversity of Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, questioning and intersex (LGBTTQI) communities, visit the gallery.   cope491

Annual CUPE drive helps food bank

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY—CUPE 798 vice-president Jenn Bjornson [left] and president Danielle Craigen, seen preparing for Christmas in July food drive on July 19. Union members will be cooking up hot dogs and collecting food items at Quality Foods. POWELL RIVER—Now in its third year, CUPE 798’s “Christmas in July” food drive is becoming something of […]

New agreement for CUPE 798 in the Powell River Regional District

POWELL RIVER – The Powell River Regional District and its CUPE members have ratified a new collective agreement. The settlement was achieved after five days of bargaining. The agreement reflects the priorities of both parties to treat employees fairly and with respect, and to recognize the financial realities of the Regional District. Settlement highlights include […]

CUPE 411 reaches out to community at Chilliwack Classic Car Show

CHILLIWACK – For the first year ever, CUPE 411 – representing Chilliwack education support workers – was at the Chilliwack Classic Car Show, one of the summer’s “hottest” events in the Fraser Valley.  “It’s been just great, such a family event,” said CUPE 411 president Rod Isaac about the June 22 event that drew hundreds […]