The research department at CUPE BC wants to hear from all K-12 Sector custodians across the province about the working conditions that you face each day. They have developed a survey which will give them a better understanding of the issues that may be presenting difficulties in your work and/or personal life. CUPE BC wants to raise awareness and address these issues with employers across the province.

You are the frontline expert workers in this area. Your input into this process will help paint a picture of what’s happening in BC schools.


White Rock residents concerned about potential change to for profit waste services

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. 

On May 9, here’s something to vote for

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.

White Rock municipal workers to host forum on value of public community services

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.

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Add your voice to the No More Operating in the Dark campaign

In February 2016, CUPE participated in a multi-union delegation to Bangladesh. We were hosted by the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS), a center founded in 2001 by garment workers who were organizing for better working conditions, wages and labour rights in factories sourced by some of the richest corporations in the world.

Workers in Bangladesh, mostly women, are courageously organizing for better working conditions and to be able to join independent trade unions.