The time for complacency is over: anti-racism forum

UNACCEPTABLE—CUPE National Representative Rachna Singh holds up one of the white supremacist flyers left at Lower Mainland doorsteps recently. SURREY— In the wake of Donald Trump’s successful run for the U.S. presidency, the rise of racist hate groups and white supremacist propaganda can only be stopped with strong, united opposition at the community level, various […]

CUPE BC donates $1000 to striking Essex County library workers

BURNABY—CUPE BC’s Executive Board is sending a second $1000 donation to CUPE Local 2974 members who’ve been on strike against the Essex County Library since June 25. The division previously donated $1000 to Local 2974 in September. “CUPE members always have each other’s backs, and particularly at this time of year our Executive Board wanted […]

Empowering people with disabilities

Writer Kara Stanley, her husband Simon Paradis and band mate Joe Stanton pose after their reading and musical performance with CUPE 1936 Vice-President and event organizer Sheryl Burns. NEW WESTMINSTER—An event held on December 3 to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities inspired a large crowd of union activists with a combination of […]

Nelson Municipal and Youth Centre Workers take strong strike vote

NELSON – Members of CUPE 339 have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action at both the City of Nelson and the Nelson Youth Centre if they are unable to negotiate a fair settlement in the current round of bargaining.  The local which represents 85 employees who work at both locations held the strike vote […]