Electing Tom Mulcair’s NDP the best way to save public health care—Faoro

BURNABY—With billions of dollars in funding already gone—including more than a quarter of a billion slashed from federal health care transfers to fund B.C. hospitals, long-term care facilities and community care last year—British Columbians must unite this fall to defeat the Stephen Harper Conservatives in the federal election, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro told a […]

Rally to save health care on Tuesday!

BURNABY – Tomorrow, March 31st, is the first anniversary of the Conservative government’s $36 billion cut to health care transfers to the provinces. CUPE is working with allies like the Council of Canadians and the BC Health Coalition to mark that anniversary. In BC, our sisters and brothers in the HEU have taken the lead […]

Powell River city workers take strong strike vote

POWELL RIVER – Workers in the City of Powell River have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action if they are unable to negotiate a fair settlement in the current round of bargaining. CUPE 798 President Danielle Craigen said that members received a bargaining update at a well-attended meeting on Wednesday, and then voted 98 […]

CUPE members join White Rock protest of privatized waste collection

WHITE ROCK – CUPE members joined several hundred City of White Rock residents at city hall today protesting plans to privatize garbage collection and recycling services. CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that he had been approached by many concerned residents who were upset by the city’s decision to stop all multi-family and commercial service […]

Support pours in for paramedics’ ad campaign

BURNABY – The hard-hitting BC paramedics’ advertising campaign is garnering accolades and support from across BC and around the world.  By the time you read this the social media and Google views will likely have topped five million. The Imagine a World Without Paramedics print, radio, tv and online ads have been running for two […]

Transit plebiscite telephone town hall well attended

BURNABY—CUPE BC held a telephone townhall earlier this week as part of its campaign in support of a ‘Yes’ vote in Metro Vancouver’s transportation and transit plebiscite, giving thousands of CUPE members in the region an opportunity to hear about the plan directly from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, as well as Paul Moist, national president […]

CUPE Metro celebrates 2015 International Women’s Day with North Shore community

NORTH VANCOUVER – First Nations elder Audrey Rivers-Tiyaltelote welcomed everyone to the International Women’s Day event on Squamish territory at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre on Friday, March 6. She opened by honouring the three generations of the past, present and future. The Squamish elder spoke about the hundreds of missing and murdered women in […]

Southern Rail strikes out at Labour Board

NEW WESTMINSTER – The BC Labour Relations Board has derailed Southern Railway (SRY) from circumventing the provincial labour code. The U.S.-owned railway walked away from contract talks and locked out its 126 CUPE Local 7000 workers in January. The LRB has now ruled that Southern unlawfully used replacement workers (scabs) when they used A&B Rail […]