Commentary

Commentary is the blog of Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

Commentary
AUGUST 31, 2020

We can’t be together this Labour Day—but we’re still in this together

Labour Day has always been one of my favourite days of the year. As the heat of summer begins to...

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MARCH 18, 2020

Information for CUPE members about COVID-19 and their workplaces

CUPE BC is here to support our Locals, and we are working hard with CUPE National's Regional Office to ensure...

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JANUARY 6, 2020

The work begins now

Why we need a BC NDP majority government Welcome to the first edition of Public Employee for the 2020s. It...

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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...