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.
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.