‘Good budget year’ means more, better resources: Fleury

VICTORIA—Expanded growth in CUPE membership and per capita revenue has strengthened the union’s General and Defence funds—meaning an increase in resources and more opportunities to support locals in their work, National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury told delegates on Friday. Fleury said that CUPE’s per capita has begun growing at a faster rate than in recent years, […]

Big changes ahead for union: National officers’ breakfast

VICTORIA – Thanks to continued growth in our union and other developments, members can expect big changes at CUPE with respect to staffing, trial procedure and governance, delegates were told at the National officers’ breakfast. Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury, welcoming a packed room of delegates, spoke about the National Secretary-Treasurer’s Task Force on Staffing and encouraged […]

‘I will continue to be your partner in progress, and our government will keep fighting for people’—Horgan to CUPE BC

VICTORIA—Premier John Horgan arrived to speak at CUPE BC’s convention with a campaign-style entrance, and laid out many of his government’s accomplishments in its first 21 months in power. “After nearly two years in government, our list of accomplishments is growing,” said Horgan. “We’re building more affordable housing, we’re delivering quality childcare, and we’re teaming […]

Modernization of systems, diversification of revenue stream key to stronger union finances—Davies

VICTORIA—Presenting his annual financial report to CUPE BC’s 56th annual convention in Victoria today, Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies said that his ongoing modernization of financial systems coupled with a diversification of revenue streams are key to maintaining CUPE BC’s financial strength. “CUPE BC has been undergoing a quiet internal transformation over the last couple of years,” […]

Trans allies needed now more than ever: Coyote

VICTORIA – Thursday’s convention appearance by award-winning author and performer Ivan Coyote had delegates in bales of laughter, tears of sadness, and silent contemplation as they gained new insight into how to become effective allies for trans people. A renowned storyteller at conferences and festivals, Coyote read a passage from their* latest book, Tomboy Survival […]