VICTORIA—In a homecoming address of sorts, CUPE National President Mark Hancock addressed delegates at CUPE BC’s 2017 convention, saluting CUPE members and staff from across B.C., his home province.
VICTORIA - In a historic election for the B.C. Division, CUPE 389 First Vice-President Kathy McMahon was acclaimed as Diversity Vice-President representing Pink Triangle Workers.
VICTORIA – Delegates to CUPE BC’s 2016 convention voted to incorporate electronic voting for future conventions. On Thursday, the second day of the 2017 convention, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies conducted a demonstration of electronic voting for delegates with a mock ballot of "Are you going to vote on May 9?"
VICTORIA—CUPE members can make all the difference on May 9 and must work harder than ever to finally defeat the BC Liberal government, U.S. labour leader Lee Saunders told convention delegates in a rabble-rousing guest speech on Thursday morning.
VICTORIA—CUPE BC’s 54th annual convention kicked off Wednesday night in Victoria with greetings from other unions and a rousing speech from President Paul Faoro.
GREAT EXPERIENCE - New delegate Grace Ju, a CUPE 391 library technician at Vancouver Public Library (pictured here registering), found the session very informative. She appreciated the introduction to CUPE BC's executive, and got clarity on procedures and what to expect.
VICTORIA - A new delegates session on Wednesday afternoon helped first-timers navigate the sometimes-baffling processes and procedures of Convention. Michelle Waite, regional vice president for Vancouver Island, introduced members of the executive and chaired the session.
PRINCE GEORGE—CUPE Local 4951-01 and the Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre have signed off on a first collective agreement that provides stability for the non-profit society while offering better conditions for its employees.
WHITE ROCK – More than 50 residents gathered Wednesday night (April 19) to attend “Trash Talk”, a community forum organized in support of keeping publicly delivered solid waste services in White Rock. The forum was hosted by CUPE 402-01, the union that represents White Rock municipal workers, and included a panel of speakers followed by a question and answer session.
Rather than just turf Christy Clark, let’s elect a government that works for all of us
If you’ve read any of my columns since I became CUPE BC’s president, you’ll know I believe this province badly needs a new government. In just a few short weeks we’ll have an opportunity on May 9 to give Christy Clark and her BC Liberals their pink slips, replacing them with a progressive government that’s there for working people and their families.
Concession-filled employer proposal results in overwhelming strike vote by CUPE 1816
BURNABY—CUPE Local 1816, representing more than 600 employees of the benefits provider Pacific Blue Cross (PBC), have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action after a strike vote held yesterday.