Stronger, more effective focus on organizing key to making gains—Hancock

VICTORIA—In a homecoming address of sorts, CUPE National President Mark Hancock addressed delegates at CUPE BC’s 2017 convention, saluting CUPE members and staff from across B.C., his home province. “We know that the most effective way to fight inequality is to give unorganized workers the chance to join a union,” said Hancock. “We’re developing regional […]

McMahon elected CUPE BC’s first Pink Triangle DVP

VICTORIA – In a historic election for the B.C. Division, CUPE 389 First Vice-President Kathy McMahon was acclaimed as Diversity Vice-President representing Pink Triangle Workers. McMahon, a long-time member of the Pink Triangle Working Group, becomes the first DVP representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) members in CUPE BC. The position was added […]

Electronic voting ‘dry run’ a success

VICTORIA – Delegates to CUPE BC’s 2016 convention voted to incorporate electronic voting for future conventions. On Thursday, the second day of the 2017 convention, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies conducted a demonstration of electronic voting for delegates with a mock ballot of “Are you going to vote on May 9?”  Once voting was declared […]

Saunders to CUPE activists: Get the job done on May 9!

VICTORIA—CUPE members can make all the difference on May 9 and must work harder than ever to finally defeat the BC Liberal government, U.S. labour leader Lee Saunders told convention delegates in a rabble-rousing guest speech on Thursday morning. Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), had a stern […]