Protecting the public sector from private profiteers
This committee works to protect the public services B.C. communities rely on. Committee members help monitor attempts by employers to contract out and privatize CUPE jobs, and support awareness in locals about privatization and contracting out issues.
The Committee also encourages locals to negotiate language to protect public services in collective agreements, and recommends the development of tools and tactics to evolve CUPE BC’s fight to protect public work and workers.
Bringing our work back home
The Committee’s work in recent years has been focused on bringing work back in-house and developing early-warning systems that alert workers when an employer is considering plans to contract out a publicly-delivered service.
The Committee was also active in CUPE BC’s childcare campaign. Members provided input and support to the province-wide campaign to see school-aged care delivered by CUPE members
in the public school system, rather than contractors operating on school grounds.
Looking forward, the Committee wants to continue its work with locals on new and improved strategies to bring our work back in-house.