<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 […]