Protecting Canadians abroad must become a priority—Fahmy

VICTORIA – Canadians abroad need better protection from human rights violations, journalist and press freedom advocate Mohamed Fahmy told delegates on Thursday. Fahmy, this year’s international solidarity guest speaker, was working in Egypt in 2013 when he was arrested on bogus terrorism charges. He spent 438 days in prison sharing cell space with ISIS and […]

Hancock: ‘Let’s go and change the world!’

VICTORIA – In his first Convention address since serving as BC Division leader, CUPE National President Mark Hancock called on delegates to build on CUPE’s great activist tradition by leading the fight for a stronger and more equitable Canada. Hancock thanked the many members, activists and staff who have inspired, mentored and supported him over […]

Unanimous Support for Public Sewage Treatment in the CRD

VICTORIA – More than 600 delegates attending CUPE BC’s 53rd annual convention in Victoria voted unanimously today for an emergency resolution that supports publicly owned and operated sewage treatment in the Capital Regional District (CRD) and rejects a privatized wastewater system.  “Implementing a solution for wastewater treatment will be the largest infrastructure project that the […]

Responsible investment and your pension

VICTORIA – Public sector pension plans are increasingly embracing a “responsible investment” approach that takes environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into account, delegates at Wednesday’s pension forum learned. The panel, moderated by CUPE BC Pensions Committee chair Frank Lee, was comprised of Peter Chapman, chair of the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE); […]