<strong>2023 Convention wraps up in Victoria</strong>

VICTORIA – CUPE BC convention delegates are heading home with renewed commitments to fight for members and the crucial public services they provide, and to make the province’s workplaces safer. The importance of public transit to B.C. communities was also a key theme throughout the four-day convention, particularly in light of over 200 striking CUPE […]

<strong>Let’s build a better B.C. for everyone: Premier David Eby</strong>

VICTORIA – Delegates gave a warm and loud welcome to Premier David Eby. The Premier began his first address to a CUPE BC convention as premier and leader of the BC NDP leader with a heart-felt thank-you to CUPE members for their work during the pandemic. “You helped keep our schools, our libraries, our universities […]

<strong>Workers are demanding better: Bruske</strong>

VICTORIA – Unions will be leaders in tackling the affordability crisis. That was the message from the head of Canada’s house of labour, Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske, in her address to the CUPE BC convention Friday afternoon. “Workers are demanding better; they are not satisfied with the status quo. And they are turning […]

<strong>CUPE BC marks Workers’ Day of Mourning in Victoria</strong>

VICTORIA – The CUPE BC Convention today honoured the memory of workers who have been killed or injured or experienced disease and illness as a direct result of their work. Convention delegates joined Victoria-area CUPE locals, other unions, members of the B.C. Legislative Assembly, and community members in Victoria to mark the Workers’ Day of […]

<strong>Organizing to Win: learning from labour victories at #CUPEBC2023</strong>

VICTORIA – CUPE BC convention delegates were treated to a thought-provoking discussion at this year’s forum – Organizing to Win! Panelists shared their experiences in mobilizing and organizing, and what strategies and tools they used to grow the labour movement. The forum was moderated by former CUPE local leader and activist, now lawyer, Adrienne Smith. […]

<strong>Let’s be bold and brave: Rennick</strong>

VICTORIA – CUPE and its members are ready to take on right-wing governments, politicians, and corporate interests to make sure workers don’t fall even farther behind, was the message from National Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick to CUPE BC convention delegates. “Governments in almost every jurisdiction are moving to a new phase of austerity. The good news […]

<strong>We are building financial strength to match the strength of our members: Davies</strong>

VICTORIA – Despite historic inflation and global pandemic, CUPE BC remains in a strong financial position, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies told delegates in his report to convention Thursday morning. Davies, who has served as CUPE BC’s Secretary-Treasurer since 2015, presented a balanced budget and reported healthy investment and savings growth. “Our strength is not […]

<strong>CUPE success in BC an example for country: Hancock</strong>

VICTORIA – CUPE’s success at B.C. bargaining tables are an example of what can be achieved by helping elect progressive governments, National President Mark Hancock told CUPE BC convention delegates in his address Tuesday morning. “Our province is a good example of what we can achieve through political action and organizing. While other provinces are […]

<strong>CUPE BC kicks off 2023 convention</strong>

Province’s largest union meets in Victoria VICTORIA— B.C.’s largest union is celebrating a year of bargaining successes as members gather from across the province for the 2023 CUPE BC convention. CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta kicked off the convention, being held this week in Victoria, by congratulating CUPE locals for bargaining some of the best […]

<strong>Township of Langley workers ratify new agreement</strong>

LANGLEY— Township of Langley workers, represented by CUPE 403, and the Township of Langley have ratified a new four-year agreement. CUPE 403 members voted 90 percent in favour of ratifying the agreement at a vote held last Friday (April 21). “After a long round of negotiations we are pleased to have a new agreement in […]