Labour Code improvements will reduce barriers to workers joining a union and building better lives—CUPE BC

VANCOUVER—Presenting today to the provincial government’s panel of special advisers reviewing the Labour Relations Code, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and CUPE National Legal Representative Martina Boyd made 12 recommendations to restore balance to the Code. “On behalf of British Columbia’s largest union, representing more than 87,000 workers across the province, I welcome this review […]

Summerland civic workers ratify new agreement

SUMMERLAND— Members of CUPE 1136 have voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying a new five-year agreement. The tentative agreement was reached last week after multiple bargaining sessions and the District of Summerland has also voted in favour of ratifying the agreement.

CUPE Metro Vancouver District Council celebrates 2018 International Women’s Day

SURREY – Women from the Metro Vancouver District Council hosted their annual International Women’s Day (IWD) lunch in Surrey last Thursday. The event is hosted in a different community each year and focuses on bringing activists and community members together to celebrate and honour women. This year’s event opened with a blessing from CUPE 728 […]

March 8 is International Women’s Day—Statement from CUPE BC

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of the past and ongoing efforts to build a world where all people are truly equal. The values and activism that women bring to our movement are integral to CUPE BC and the entire labour movement. Women are leaders throughout our union–in CUPE District Councils, on CUPE BC’s executive […]

K-12 Presidents’ Council gets down to work

K-12 Presidents’ Council members witness the swearing in of three-year trustee, CUPE 779 President Andrea Smith from SD #46, Sea to Sky. BURNABY—The K-12 Presidents’ Council met for two days on Thursday and Friday to deal with Council business. Members were updated on the work of the violence in the workplace taskforce. They also began […]