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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
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
Fund B.C.’s Future: It’s time to invest in B.C.’s colleges and universities

B.C.’s future depends on our ability to solve some big challenges ahead, like tackling climate change and addressing inequality. The solutions to these challenges start with today’s students, who are struggling with record-high fees and the legacy of 16-years of cuts and underfunding from the past government. Tell the BC government to increase base funding for colleges and universities to build an economy that works for everyone, fill B.C.’s massive skills shortage, develop solutions to our most challenging problems, and support the workers to educate our next generation.

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.