VICTORIA – Thanks to continued growth in our union and other developments, members can expect big changes at CUPE with respect to staffing, trial procedure and governance, delegates were told at the National officers’ breakfast.
VICTORIA - Thursday’s convention appearance by award-winning author and performer Ivan Coyote had delegates in bales of laughter, tears of sadness, and silent contemplation as they* gained new insight into how to become effective allies for trans people.
VICTORIA - CUPE locals and their leaders need to be more proactive in reaching out to equity-seeking members and recruiting them for leadership positions, delegates at Wednesday’s packed Human Rights Forum were told.
VICTORIA - Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies as they presented the new delegates orientation session at CUPE BC’s 56th annual convention. The session is organized in advance of each annual gathering to ensure that new delegates feel ready to participate fully in the week’s proceedings.
POWELL RIVER – Workers with the City of Powell River, represented by CUPE 798, have ratified a new 5-year agreement following six days of bargaining.
The CUPE BC Workers of Colour Committee is reaching out to CUPE members to hear about their experiences in society, in their communities, and at work with:
- Racial Profiling
- Bullying and Harassment
Members, especially those of equity-seeking groups, are asked to share their stories to help others learn about and understand the impacts of systemic racism. We will record short interviews (audio only) at four times during Convention in the Sooke Room (Lower Level of the Victoria Conference Centre).
CUPE BC invites all delegates to a Human Rights Forum on Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the Oak Bay Room (Lower Level of the Victoria Conference Centre. Panelists representing equity-seeking groups (Workers of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, Pink Triangle and Indigenous Workers) will discuss Identifying and removing barriers for equity-seeking members in order to become leaders within CUPE. They will answer the following questions:
PRINCE GEORGE — Teaching assistants (TAs) at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) voted overwhelmingly to join CUPE 2278 in a Labour Board vote held on Wednesday.
Local 873-02 members work behind scenes as “first first responders” in emergencies
RICHMOND—CUPE 873-02 dispatchers are the lifeline for people in distress and the nerve centre for emergency response in B.C.—facts to be highlighted during Emergency Service Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week (April 7-13, 2019).
VANCOUVER—Community Social Services workers, members of CUPE Local 1936, have reached a tentative agreement with Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH).