Never too early for election readiness

Fall federal vote will be critical to our future  Welcome to the Convention 2015 edition of Public Employee. If you’re a delegate, I hope you will enjoy the debates, speeches and presentations we’ve got in store for you. To all of you who won’t be at Convention, I hope you find the information in this edition […]

CUPE BC marks Annual Day of Mourning

BURNABY – On April 28 CUPE members across British Columbia mark the Annual Day of Mourning for workers injured or killed on the job. CUPE BC President Mark Hancock says that CUPE members and all workers should be able to trust that they will be safe at work and that CUPE will continue to work vigorously […]

CUPE BC kicks off ‘Proud, Strong, United’ convention in Vancouver

VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s biggest union—CUPE BC—kicks off its 52nd annual convention in Vancouver tomorrow night, as more than 600 delegates from across the province gather together at the Westin Bayshore. Convention runs from 7 pm Wednesday, April 29 until 4 pm on Saturday, May 2. WHAT:       52nd annual CUPE BC Convention WHERE:    Westin Bayshore, Vancouver WHEN:       […]

Sewage treatment consultations happening in the CRD

VICTORIA – New public consultations for the development of sewage treatment are underway in the Capital Regional District (CRD). Select Committees for the Eastside and Westside of the CRD’s Core Area are conducting separate consultation processes and inviting public participation. At the end of consultations, the two committees will come together to discuss solutions that […]

Memo to BC Liberals: ‘Enough is enough’ on public education cuts!

PRINCE GEORGE—A community forum on cuts to public education that drew 150 people here on April 20 concluded that the K-12, colleges, and university education systems have been cut to the bone after more than a decade of chronic underfunding and cannot sustain further cuts. Speaker after speaker chronicled challenges in all educations sectors caused […]

CUPE celebrates Vaisakhi 2015

CUPE BC and local members joined more than 250,000 people on Saturday (April 18) for the largest Vaisakhi parade outside of India. To view photos of the event, visit the gallery.   cope491            

Collaborative effort needed to counter effects of Bill 11: Hancock

VANCOUVER – School trustees and K-12 workers share a common interest in having the best public education system possible for B.C.’s children, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock told the annual general meeting of the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA). Hancock, commenting on the impact of unexpected budget cuts after years of chronic underfunding by […]

Come celebrate Vaisakhi 2015!

SURREY—CUPE BC is proud to be participating in the 17th annual Surrey Khalsa Day parade, otherwise known as Vaisakhi, on Saturday (April 18). This year’s event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar Temple, located at 12885-85 Avenue, and will conclude there at 4 p.m. For thousands of years, Vaisakhi has been […]

Forum to target education funding cuts in the North

BURNABY–Four CUPE locals are hosting a public education forum to discuss concerns about chronic underfunding and cuts to all levels of education.  Universities, colleges and K-12 schools have endured more than a decade of funding cuts. These cuts not only threaten education services but will also make it more difficult to attract skilled professionals to […]

Justice for the Missing 43!

BURNABY—CoDevelopment Canada, along with CIPO-Vancouver and Amnesty International, have organized a caravan from Mexico that will be speaking at various events and forums in Vancouver next week about the issues and  implications surrounding the murder and forced disappearance of students by Mexican state security forces last fall. On September 26, 2014, Mexican state security forces […]