BURNABY - CUPE BC is gearing up to get out the vote in favour of a better way for British Columbians to elect our government, and against the old and unfair first past the post system.
VICTORIA – CUPE Local 1978, members who work for the Capital Regional District (CRD), voted 93 percent in favour of strike action in a vote held yesterday (May 31).
BURNABY—CUPE 873 ambulance paramedics representing Team Canada BC won gold at this year’s Rallye Rejviz International Paramedic Competition, held in the Czech Republic.
RICHMOND – CUPE 4227 (support staff for B.C.’s Francophone School District 93) enjoyed a rare learning opportunity at their annual training session last week. The day-long courses, facilitated by CUPE 4227 President Francine Brisson with support from the local’s National Servicing Representative, focused on representing members in front of management and the steward’s role in bargaining.
NORTH VANCOUVER – The annual CUPE 389 seniors’ tea, held this month at Silver Harbour Seniors Centre in North Vancouver, was a rollicking success.
CRANBROOK —CUPE Seeds of Change, a community action committee, continued its volunteer efforts in supporting local community at Cranbrook’s Children’s Festival held on May 12. Sunny skies brought out the crowds and the booth featuring a button-making machine kept them busy.
CUPE BC has established a special fund to support CUPE members impacted by the flooding happening in communities across the province. The Division has donated $10,000 to the account and is encouraging CUPE Locals across the province to help raise additional funds.
CUPE BC library workers attend annual BC Library Association conference
RICHMOND – Library workers from all over the province were in Richmond last week to participate in the BC Library Association’s (BCLA) annual conference. This year’s conference theme is work and culture, which “urges an examination of the connections between work environments, institutional cultures, and communities; an inquiry of how cultures can impact, clash, and complement each other and inform society as a whole.”
NANAIMO—The critical issue of how to address workload in CUPE’s community health and health science professionals sectors was prominent on the agenda at a recent meeting of the union’s Health Care Presidents Council (HCPC).