54th Annual Convention delegates head home after productive and inspiring 4 days

VICTORIA—CUPE BC’s 54th annual Convention wrapped up in Victoria today, with delegates electing a new Executive Board (including two new Diversity Vice President positions,) approving a new two-year Action Plan and passing resolutions to guide the union’s activities and priorities over the next two years. President Paul Faoro and Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies were acclaimed to […]

Frank Lee elected DVP, wins disability award

VICTORIA—CUPE 1004 Secretary-Treasurer Frank Lee is the inaugural recipient of CUPE BC’s Disability Award for outstanding activism on behalf of workers with disabilities. Lee received the award on Friday afternoon (April 28), shortly after being elected the union’s first DVP for Workers with Disabilities. Elected as alternate DVP was CUPE 15 member Sunera Samarakoon. In […]

CUPE BC Convention elects new Executive Board for 2017-2019

VICTORIA—Delegates to CUPE BC’s 54th annual convention today elected a new Executive Board to lead the union for the next two years. CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies were acclaimed to continue in their roles, and Cindy McQueen, Tanya Paterson, Karen Ranalletta and Michelle Waite were elected to serve as General Vice […]

‘Thank you for being political’: Lanzinger

VICTORIA—CUPE BC’s boldly partisan stance in support of the BC NDP is a benefit to working British Columbians and could prove the difference in ending the BC Liberals’ 16-year reign of error on May 9, BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger told delegates in her closing day address to convention delegates. Lanzinger, bringing greetings […]

Pivot, CUPE in the same fight: Pacey

VICTORIA—Organizations like CUPE and the Pivot Legal Society strengthen communities by giving voice to workers and the powerless — often in concert with each other, Pivot’s executive director Katrina Pacey told delegates on Friday. In her convention address, Pacey drew parallels between the work CUPE and Pivot do, noting that her organization’s relationship with CUPE […]