CUPE BC Submission to B.C.'s 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations

CUPE BC's submission to the B.C. government's pre-budget consultations contains 29 recommendations to help the BC NDP government continue making British Columbia a better place to live and work--for everyone, not just the privileged few that benefited under 16 years of BC Liberal rule.

K-12 Presidents Council approves provincial framework agreement

RICHMOND — The K-12 Presidents Council voted this week to recommend the provincial framework agreement negotiated with the BC Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) in mid-July. CUPE locals will table the provincial framework agreement with their proposals in bargaining with their respective school districts.

CUPE 4951 welcomes municipal and library workers from the District of Fort St. James

FORT ST. JAMES – CUPE welcomes Fort St. James municipal workers after a positive vote. Workers for the District, a small community located forty kilometers north of Vanderhoof and just two hours from Prince George, will now be represented by CUPE 4951.

CUPE 1936 applauds new supports and wage boosts for early childhood educators

VANCOUVER—This week’s announcement by the provincial government of a new recruitment and retention strategy for early childhood educators is welcome news not only for B.C. children but also for the hard working professionals who care for them, says Local 1936 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

ANSWERING THE CALL: CUPE members donate $2,000 to help local society struck by theft

Back row, left to right: North Delta MLA Ravi Kahlon and Nikolai Karpun from the Burns Bog Conservation Society; front row, left to right: Patti Prince from Local 1091, Eliza Olson from the Burns Bog Conservation Society and John Gibson from Local 454.
DELTA - Thankfully many of us will not experience the devastating feeling that comes with suffering a break-in. Unfortunately, such is not the case for the staff and campers at the Buns Bog Conservation Society’s summer camp, which was robbed during the B.C. Day long weekend.

Premier, Labour minister join unions at PNE Labour Day event

CUPE BC General Vice President Karen Ranalletta addresses the Labour Day crowd.
VANCOUVER – CUPE members and their families celebrated Labour Day at the PNE on September 3, joining a rally attended by Premier John Horgan and Minister of Labour Harry Bains. CUPE BC General Vice-President Karen Ranalletta brought greetings on behalf of President Paul Faoro, the executive board, and CUPE’s 92,000 members across B.C.

Labour Day an opportunity to reflect, celebrate and prepare for action—CUPE BC

As we near another Labour Day, leaders of major unions in B.C. are often asked for their thoughts. It seems to me that the collective voices of hundreds of thousands of working people might warrant at least a little ongoing media attention during the rest of the year, especially when compared to the hundreds of column inches dedicated to the views of anti-union business lobbyists like the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses or the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association.