Welcome to the Winter 2022 edition of Public Employee. Though you will receive this issue well before January 1, I want to extend my best wishes to all CUPE members in B.C. for a very Happy New Year. Of course we hope that, as 2022 begins, we will start to see the COVID-19 pandemic more […]
Commentary by Karen Ranalletta, President, CUPE BC October is Library Month in Canada, and I want to shine a spotlight on the important work CUPE members do to make libraries the vital community hubs that so many depend on. We represent more than 4,500 library workers across the province, and over the course of this […]
As part of the provincial government’s pre-Budget 2022 consultations, CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta presented the union’s priorities and recommendations. Read the full document here.
This Labour Day, let’s pause to reflect and recharge, then continue our fight for stronger communities
Happy Labour Day to all the more than 100,000 CUPE members in B.C.! I hope this important day gives you the opportunity to spend some time with your families and friends—subject to pandemic restrictions, of course—and to reflect on the contributions working people have made by forming unions and fighting for a better world for […]
In the year and a half since the first COVID-19 lockdown, we’ve learned just how challenging and unpredictable pandemic times can be. For many of us, the ability to make ends meet, stay healthy, and heed Dr. Henry’s call to “be kind, be calm, and be safe” has required us to find inner reserves of […]