May 17, 2013

Time to fight anti-gay bigotry on the web

BURNABY—Cyberbullying is the target of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia.

Held on May 17 every year, the International Day Against Homophobia is a rallying event that offers a chance for people to get together, reach out to one another and raise awareness about the insidious influence of homophobia in our society. The day is also aimed at encouraging organizations and individuals to highlight this event in their working environments.

May 9, 2013

CUPE BC celebrates Asian Heritage Month

BURNABY—The members of B.C.’s diverse, vibrant and growing Asian Canadian community take pride in sharing their rich cultural heritage during the month of May.

April 24, 2013

Persons with Disabilities Working Group releases new video

BURNABY—CUPE BC’s persons with disabilities working group has released a new educational video in conjunction with the national union’s campaign on disability awareness rights.

Titled “Ready and Able: Disability rights and the CUPE activist,” the video was produced by Angelina Cantada of Curly Tail Productions in conjunction with Working TV and CUPE Communications.

March 22, 2013

B.C. Equality rep wins CLC disability rights award

BURNABY—CUPE’s National Equality representative for the B.C. region, Conni Kilfoil, has been named as one of three inaugural recipients of the Carol McGregor CLC Disability Rights Award.

March 21, 2013

Community activists to march against racism

Community activists to march against racism

Annual event focuses on historic injustice, current struggles for equality

VANCOUVER—In recognition of today’s International Day for the Elimination of Racism, CUPE members will once again hit the streets this weekend to march against all forms of racial injustice and discrimination.

February 26, 2013

Strong presence for CUPE at blindness/low vision forum

NEW WESTMINSTER—CUPE made its presence known at a unique weekend forum aimed at raising awareness about and improving the lives of people with blindness and low vision.

PROGRESSIVE VISION—CUPE 1750’s Ray Smith and CUPE National Equality representative Conni Kilfoil take time out from the “Seeing Things Differently Forum” at CUPE BC’s booth.

The five-hour forum, “Seeing Things Differently: Living with Low Vision,” drew 200 participants to Century House for an event that also featured 25 information bo

February 19, 2013

CUPE speakers to address legislation, accommodation issues at forum for the blind

NEW WESTMINISTER—CUPE National’s Equality representative for British Columbia, Conni Kilfoil, and Ontario CUPE member and Canadian Labour Congress director Ray Smith will be among the featured speakers at a unique public forum for the blind and people with low vision, to take place here on Saturday  (February 23).

Sponsored by the New Westminster Lions Club in partnership with Century House Association - Low Vision Group, “Seeing Things Differently: Living with Low Vision” will address various issues of relevance to the vision-challenged.

February 5, 2013

Celebrate the Year of the Snake

BURNABY--In the Chinese Lunar calendar, the Year of the Snake begins on Sunday, February 10. CUPE members are encouraged to attend a variety of events celebrating the rich cultural history and diversity of B.C.’s Chinese communities in the days to come.

Lower Mainland events include the 40th Vancouver Chinatown parade, post-parade lion dances, a spring festival and cultural fair, a Chinese New Year banquet, and several activities in Richmond.

February 5, 2013

CUPE BC celebrates Black History Month

BURNABY—In an effort to promote an active and inclusive union and to promote equality in our society and our workplaces, CUPE BC and its members celebrate black history every year during the month of February.

December 3, 2012

CUPE launches new disability rights awareness campaign

BURNABY—Canada’s largest union is launching a new disability rights awareness campaign today. The Canadian Union of Public Employees’ national campaign is “A Solidarity of Abilities,” championed by the union’s Persons with Disabilities National Working Group.