CUPE 2010 welcomes new members

WHISTLER – CUPE 2010, representing municipal workers in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, is pleased to welcome its latest group of new members, 18 maintenance workers at the Meadow Park Sports Centre. The workers voted to join CUPE Local 2010 in a Labour Board vote that was counted on May 24. These workers provide facility […]

CUPE BC supports QMUNITY programs at IDAHOT breakfast

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC sponsorship helped raise more than $74,000 for QMUNITY programs at a breakfast event held in advance of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The 12th annual IDAHOT breakfast, held at the Fairmont Hotel on May 13, raised funds for QMUNITY, a non-profit organization that houses or operates programmes and initiatives for […]

Library community comes together at BCLA conference

RICHMOND – More than a hundred CUPE members participated in the BCLA conference held May 11 – 13 in Richmond. The conference theme, “Disrupt and Transform”, a familiar one to union activists, referred to a rapidly changing world and examined the social role of libraries for the public good. “CUPE members had a higher profile […]

Federal transgender rights bill a progressive step forward: CUPE BC

BURNABY—Federal legislation introduced today that bans discrimination based on gender identity or expression is a significant win for transgender Canadians and a progressive step forward for human rights everywhere, says the B.C. Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Tabled in the House of Commons this morning—on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia […]

K-12 provincial job evaluation program takes next step

BURNABY – The Provincial Joint Job Evaluation Committee has signed off on job evaluation terms of reference, taking the next step towards implementing the job evaluation program negotiated under the Provincial Framework Agreement. One goal of the provincial committee is to streamline the job evaluation process and make it more consistent across the board. With […]

CUPE Locals building community in the East Kootenays

CRANBROOK – Through the “Seeds of Change: CUPE in the Kootenays” program, three CUPE locals are supporting and developing new ways to do good works in their community. The locals are shining a positive light on community participation, networking with other groups and organizations, and putting their union Locals on the map with residents. “Under […]

CUPE BC donates $20,000 to Fort McMurray wildfire relief fund

BURNABY – CUPE BC’s executive board has unanimously voted to donate $20,000 to CUPE’s National Disaster Relief Fund, with all proceeds to going directly to the communities impacted by this disaster. “More than 2000 of our CUPE sisters, brothers and friends live and work in the Fort McMurray area,” said CUPE BC President Paul Faoro. […]