WHITE ROCK – Municipal workers in White Rock are taking action and have organized a community forum to discuss the future of solid waste services (garbage, recycling and green waste) as the City seriously considers privatizing this community service.
BURNABY—As mid-April approaches, CUPE BC’s Workers of Colour working group is once again preparing to greet hundreds of thousands of Lower Mainland street festival goers with a friendly smile—and an apple.
K-12 custodians throughout B.C. are being surveyed about working conditions and the effects of cuts on the services they provide. Pictured are CUPE 606 custodians at Ladysmith Secondary School (L-R) Melinda Joyce, Vicki McMurtie and Teddy Puska.
BURNABY—Chronic underfunding and lack of support for public education by the BC Liberals has created a crisis in our schools. Many CUPE members have faced cuts and layoffs, the services they provide lost to students.
VANCOUVER—Refugees making their way from Syria to Sweden in black tie. A drag queen fighting against the rigid structures of a Catholic country. Communities resisting pipelines and mega-projects. These are just some of the stories featured in this year’s Just Film Festival (March 30 – April 1).
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) recently launched The Reading Tree, a children’s picture book aimed at promoting literacy - produced almost entirely by public library employees.
BURNABY—The K-12 Presidents’ Council met recently, and among other agenda items, approved the Trustees’ report for 2015/16 and elected members to fill vacant executive positions.
SURREY—A community forum hosted by CUPE 728 (Surrey K-12 support workers) in partnership with local education advocate Cindy Dalglish on February 21 provided a stark reminder of the BC Liberals’ gutting of the public school system since 2001.
PORT MOODY—This year’s CUPE Lower Mainland International Women’s Day event, held at the Old Mill Boathouse overlooking the east end of Burrard Inlet, was empowering, enlightening, poignant and entertaining as CUPE sisters shared their knowledge, stories, and music in celebration of this special day.