Making a difference for worker health and safety

Being at the table as a member of a board of directors—part of a leadership team with the same goals or community vision—is a great way to share our values and principles as union activists. Our experiences as workers, often very different from those of other board members, adds to the variety of opinions and […]

Library Workers Vote to Strike, Seeking Equal Pay for Equal Work

Library workers at the Powell River Public Library, represented by CUPE Local 798, voted 100% in favour of a strike in a vote held Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Workers have been without a contract since December 2021 and have been working to address the Library’s history of low and inequitable wages. “The fact that every […]

CUPE transit workers launch campaign encouraging more use of public transit

BURNABY — Citing higher fuel prices and cost of living, increasing traffic and commuting challenges, as well as concerns about climate change, two locals of the Canadian Union of Public Employees representing transit workers in the Lower Mainland and Capital Region have launched a new campaign urging more members of the public to “Try Transit!” […]

Chilliwack Council voting today to contract out community pools

CHILLIWACK— Chilliwack’s mayor and council will vote today on a recommendation to contract out the operations of the City’s community pools, including Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre, Cheam Leisure Centre, and the Rotary outdoor pool. The facilities have been operated by external contractor Rec Excellence, and the City was considering internal operations as the contract term […]