April 28, 2012

“We can never stop fighting for the living”

CUPE members remember the dead and pledge to continue the fight for the living

VICTORIA – Over 300 people gathered Saturday morning to honour the 142 workers in BC who died at work and the thousands more who were injured in 2011.

April 13, 2012

Honour the dead, fight for the living

CUPE BC Convention delegates to join with community members to attend National Day of Mourning event in Victoria

October 26, 2010

OH&S Conference delegates focus on respectful workplaces

Renowned bullying expert Barbara Coloroso kept delegates riveted during her presentation on "The bully, the bullied, the bystander."

VANCOUVER—Delegates focused on the theme “Respectful Workplaces – we all have a role in health and safety” at CUPE BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Conference held October 14 – 16 in Vancouver.

Mike Jackson, chair of the OH&S Committee introduced panelists and welcomed delegates to the opening plenary session and First Nations Elder Rose Point of the Musqueam N

October 19, 2010

B.C. loses much-loved health & safety activist

RICHMOND—It is with great sadness that CUPE BC has learned of the death on Sunday night of CUPE 716 (Richmond Schools) member Reynold Sokolik.

Sokolik, a respected activist and long-time member of CUPE BC’s Occupational Health and Safety committee, was suffering from cancer and died after a brief hospitalization.

“Reynold was a great trade unionist, health and safety activist, and a friend who will be missed by all who knew him,” said CUPE BC secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock, whose Facebook page was

October 14, 2010

OH&S conference begins today

BURNABY—CUPE BC’s upcoming occupational health and safety conference (October 14 – 16, Coast Plaza Suites Hotel, Vancouver) opens today. Themed “Respectful Workplaces” – We All have a Role to Play in Health & Safety,” the conference will incorporates issues related to bullying and harassment as well as traditional OH&S themes.

The keynote speaker for the conference is international bestselling author Barbara Coloroso, an expert on workplace bullying and non-conflict resolution.

October 14, 2010

Renowned bullying expert to speak at Vancouver conference

VANCOUVER— International bestselling author Barbara Coloroso, an expert on workplace bullying and non-conflict resolution, is the keynote speaker tonight at CUPE BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Conference. Coloroso is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant. She will hold a book signing session and books will be available for purchase.

The conference opens today at 6:30 pm at Vancouver’s Coast Plaza Hotel and runs until Saturday, October 16.

April 29, 2010

CUPE members renew pledge to fight for safer workplaces

O’Neill calls for an end to ‘near misses’ as Day of Mourning events held throughout B.C.

SURREY—CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill summed up this year’s National Day of Mourning events yesterday by calling on union members and employers alike to work together to reduce preventable workplace accidents and eliminate “near misses” altogether.

Speaking in the council chambers at Surrey City Hall, during a cere

April 14, 2010

Add your voice

BURNABY—The CUPE BC Occupational Health and Safety Committee wants to hear from you through their survey on health and safety issues. Members throughout B.C. face struggles to deal with issues such as unsafe working conditions, violence in the workplace, working alone, and risk to young workers. Please add your voice to the survey.

The easiest way to do this survey is online!

April 8, 2010

Wear Pink Again on Wednesday, April 14

BURNABY—On Wednesday, April 14 CUPE members will be donning pink shirts – for the second time this year – to participate in B.C.’s “Stop Bullying Day.” CUPE members also wore pink on February 26 to mark Canada-wide Stop Bullying Day. The date for B.C.’s participation was changed because of the Olympics.

Locals and members can order No Bullying T-shirts at a cost of $15 each from CUPE BC.