Commentary

Commentary is the blog of Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

Commentary
OCTOBER 10, 2018

A model for fairness

Why I’m voting ‘Yes’ for proportional representation Sometimes it seems like there’s an election on the horizon every time I...

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AUGUST 23, 2018

Labour Day an opportunity to reflect, celebrate and prepare for action—CUPE BC

As we near another Labour Day, leaders of major unions in B.C. are often asked for their thoughts. It seems...

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MAY 2, 2018

Reconciliation: Vital for B.C. and our union’s future

Reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous people ought to be one of the highest priorities for governments and organizations across the country....

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JANUARY 4, 2018

Working with our friends

Although the last provincial election seems like years ago now, the reality is that the new BC NDP government led...

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

CUPE BC will always stand up against hate

There’s no middle ground in combatting bigotry As Pride events got underway in August and we were celebrating with our...

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AUGUST 30, 2017

Labour Day 2017 finally an opportunity for working people to celebrate

Every year at this time, labour leaders are asked for their thoughts on the importance of Labour Day, and each...

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JULY 18, 2017

Congratulations from CUPE BC to Premier John Horgan and his new government

CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the following statement today:

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JUNE 30, 2017

New Horgan government good news for all British Columbians—CUPE BC

First, on behalf of all 85,000 CUPE members across British Columbia, I extend my congratulations to our province’s 36th Premier,...

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JUNE 23, 2017

BC Liberal “Throne Speech” a master class in hypocrisy—CUPE BC

BURNABY—Following the delivery of the Throne Speech yesterday by Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the...