The Reading Tree: Family-focused literacy

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) recently launched The Reading Tree, a children’s picture book aimed at promoting literacy – produced almost entirely by public library employees. Children’s Librarian Els Kushner, Early Years Assistant Manager Christie Menzo, and Kerrisdale Branch Head Andrea Brown, all CUPE 391 members, were the key threesome responsible for The […]

CUPE 409 to School Board: Reverse your decision on cuts

NEW WESTMINSTER – Support staff workers in K-12 packed council chambers last night at a regular school board meeting to talk about the impact of unexpected cuts on students and schools.  Among the cuts announced recently, clerical workers are having their hours rolled back from 35 to 27 hours in large schools with more than […]