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Campaigns

Campaigns

Some of our broader goals, like increasing support for public services, strengthening the rights of working people, and making life more affordable in our province, cannot be achieved at the bargaining table, and require engagement with decision-makers and the public. This political action unites workers’ voices to achieve victories for all working people, their families and communities.

Campaigns include research, mobilization, coalition building, government relations and other tactics aimed at making public policy more progressive. The following are active campaigns organized or supported by CUPE BC:

CUPE BC Campaign
Your Voice, Your Vote – CUPE endorsements for the 2022 Local Government Elections

Labour Councils and CUPE locals across the province have spent months interviewing and evaluating candidates. This extensive process has produced a long list of endorsed, progressive candidates who are commitment to supporting workers and the public services they deliver.

CLICK HERE TO FIND THE LIST OF CUPE ENDORSED CANDIDATES FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

CUPE BC Campaign
Pledge to Vote in BC's Community Elections

This fall, British Columbians will be voting in community elections. These elections are the most direct way for individual community members to influence their local government, school district or other local governance body. Pledge to vote today and receive a useful calendar invite with election day reminders.

CUPE BC Campaign
Public Childcare Now

Families lack the before- and after-school childcare they need, and the solution is B.C.’s public schools. British Columbia’s public school system has the tools to overcome the most significant barriers to creating before- and after-school care, and can deliver improved access and fewer transitions for kids. This would create a seamless system of high-quality school-aged childcare that is affordable and convenient for parents and families.

CUPE BC Campaign
Seconds Count: Demand the 9-1-1 Service You Deserve

In recent months 9-1-1 wait times have reached as long as 4 minutes and police emergency wait times have hit 21 minutes. In some cases, non-emergency wait times have exceeded 5 hours. The solution is clear: E-Comm, the agency that provides emergency communications for 99% of British Columbians, needs more staff to answer calls immediately when you are having an emergency. Join this CUPE 8911 campaign to remind our local governments that public safety is at stake, and that more funding is needed to deliver the 9-1-1 services that British Columbian’s rely on in their more challenging moments.