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CUPE members demonstrate how Education Assistants can help create thousands of new childcare spaces across BC

CUPE members demonstrate how Education Assistants can help create thousands of new childcare spaces across BC

May 20, 2022
COBBLE HILL – Arlene and Leanne are Education Assistants (EAs) in Cobble Hill, a small community in the Cowichan Valley. Together they staff the first before- and after-school program operated…
COBBLE HILL – Arlene and Leanne are Education Assistants (EAs) in Cobble Hill, a small community in the Cowichan Valley. Together they staff the first before- and after-school program operated...

Health Care presidents reissue call for more sector support

Health Care presidents reissue call for more sector support

May 19, 2022
BURNABY—The community health sector continues to suffer from systemic challenges arising from staffing shortages, workload, and mental health issues and needs more support in these areas, CUPE’s Health Care Presidents…
BURNABY—The community health sector continues to suffer from systemic challenges arising from staffing shortages, workload, and mental health issues and needs more support in these areas, CUPE’s Health Care Presidents...

Richmond school district budget must prioritize vital services for students

Richmond school district budget must prioritize vital services for students

May 18, 2022
RICHMOND– Protecting vital services students and families depend on in the Richmond School District must be the priority in tackling budget shortfalls, says the union representing Richmond public school workers….
RICHMOND– Protecting vital services students and families depend on in the Richmond School District must be the priority in tackling budget shortfalls, says the union representing Richmond public school workers....

CUPE welcomes civilian staff of the Organized Crime Agency of B.C.

CUPE welcomes civilian staff of the Organized Crime Agency of B.C.

May 18, 2022
RICHMOND – Civilian staff of the Organized Crime Agency of B.C. (OCABC) voted to join CUPE. The approximately 170 specialized professionals who deliver operational and administrative support to the Combined…
RICHMOND – Civilian staff of the Organized Crime Agency of B.C. (OCABC) voted to join CUPE. The approximately 170 specialized professionals who deliver operational and administrative support to the Combined...

CUPE childcare worker’s story highlights the need for universal wage enhancement

CUPE childcare worker’s story highlights the need for universal wage enhancement

May 17, 2022
https://vimeo.com/710839587 VANCOUVER – Rosanna is a childcare worker in Vancouver and a member of CUPE Local 1936. She works as part of a team providing before- and after-school care for…
VANCOUVER – Rosanna is a childcare worker in Vancouver and a member of CUPE Local 1936. She works as part of a team providing before- and after-school care for a...

CUPE 523 member a major force behind B.C.’s first Seamless Day pilot program

CUPE 523 member a major force behind B.C.’s first Seamless Day pilot program

May 11, 2022
OLIVER – Meet Alaina, one of a team of educators who developed, implemented and now staffs a pioneering new model of childcare in School District 53. She is passionate about…
OLIVER – Meet Alaina, one of a team of educators who developed, implemented and now staffs a pioneering new model of childcare in School District 53. She is passionate about...

Comox Valley municipal workers campaign to expand public services supporting residents, local economy, and environment

Comox Valley municipal workers campaign to expand public services supporting residents, local economy, and environment

May 10, 2022
COMOX VALLEY – Communities in the Comox Valley are growing, but public services are not keeping up with the pace of change says CUPE Local 556. The union launched a…
COMOX VALLEY – Communities in the Comox Valley are growing, but public services are not keeping up with the pace of change says CUPE Local 556. The union launched a...

Childcare Month 2022: an opportunity to fight for the public system kids, communities and families need

Childcare Month 2022: an opportunity to fight for the public system kids, communities and families need

May 9, 2022
May is Childcare Month and CUPE BC is celebrating the incredible contribution childcare workers make in our communities. In the coming days, CUPE members who provide high quality childcare throughout…
May is Childcare Month and CUPE BC is celebrating the incredible contribution childcare workers make in our communities. In the coming days, CUPE members who provide high quality childcare throughout...

In memoriam: Bernice Kirk

In memoriam: Bernice Kirk

May 9, 2022
The CUPE BC family is mourning the loss of former president and secretary-treasurer Bernice Kirk, who passed away on Friday. A fierce defender of workers’ rights and public services who…
The CUPE BC family is mourning the loss of former president and secretary-treasurer Bernice Kirk, who passed away on Friday. A fierce defender of workers’ rights and public services who...