Commentary

Commentary is the blog of Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

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OCTOBER 18, 2019

Why we’re with Jagmeet

The federal election on October 21 offers working people an opportunity to cast their ballot for an unambiguously pro-worker and...

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AUGUST 26, 2019

Labour Day—to know where we need to go, we must remember how we got here

While we all look forward to the Labour Day weekend, and think of it as the “final weekend of summer,”...

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MAY 17, 2019

What’s in a number?

CUPE BC’s membership nears six figures To all members who attended convention in Victoria in early May, thank you for...

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JANUARY 8, 2019

What a year it was—and what a year lies ahead!

For CUPE BC, 2018 was an amazing year. The first full year of a BC NDP government that’s working to...

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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...