CUPE childcare worker’s story highlights the need for universal wage enhancement

VANCOUVER – Rosanna is a childcare worker in Vancouver and a member of CUPE Local 1936. She works as part of a team providing before- and after-school care for a non-profit childcare provider, and feels honoured to be a part of inspiring children to discover themselves. Helping children build their inner strength, courage, and confidence […]

CUPE 523 member a major force behind B.C.’s first Seamless Day pilot program

OLIVER – Meet Alaina, one of a team of educators who developed, implemented and now staffs a pioneering new model of childcare in School District 53. She is passionate about the work she does and loves that her work brings early childhood educators and early learning into schools. The program Alaina helped to found is […]

Inclusion: ‘The key to winning our fight for a better B.C.’

CUPE BC concludes 58th annual convention with strong direction for the year ahead VICTORIA – CUPE BC’s 58th annual convention concluded today with delegates committed to building an inclusive union and labour movement where all voices are heard and meaningfully contribute to the fight for a better British Columbia. “We need to ensure that all […]

CUPE members’ efforts helping to build a stronger B.C.: Horgan

VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan took the stage at the 2022 CUPE British Columbia convention with a message of thanks to the union for its members’ tireless delivery of public services throughout the pandemic and beyond. “We have had to deal with crises and catastrophes over the past two years,” said Horgan. “We have come […]

#CUPEBC2022 Less than a week away

First in-person convention in 3 years will be one of the largest BURNABY – Preparations for CUPE BC’s annual convention, the first to be held in-person since 2019, are well underway. With over 500 delegates registered, this year’s convention is already one of the largest in CUPE BC’s 60+ year history. Convention 2022, which opens […]

The show must go on

How CUPE members at UBC’s Chan Centre have kept the arts alive during COVID VANCOUVER—UBC’s West Point Grey campus, one of the largest university properties in the country, is eerily quiet. With most students and many staff working and learning remotely, the place seems empty. However, if you know where to look you can find […]

CUPE workers at North Island College win improvements for temporary and part-time members and embrace online platforms to increase engagement

BURNABY– Support workers at North Island College, represented by CUPE 3479, are celebrating the successful conclusion of collective bargaining, which required a series of adaptations to overcome challenges posed by COVID-19. “Our members went into this bargaining with the goal of creating more equality between full-time staff and part-time and temporary workers, and the COVID-19 […]