BURNABY - Last night, CUPE BC hosted two telephone townhalls for CUPE members in B.C. to talk about the provincial referendum on proportional representation. A significant majority of participants in both townhalls indicated that they support moving to proportional representation.
“I want to congratulate every CUPE member who made the courageous decision to put their name forward in the local elections,” said CUPE BC President Paul Faoro. “While not all were successful, the fact that so many current and retired members ran for office speaks to the value our union has put on political action, and the growing importance of local governments.”
Why I’m voting ‘Yes’ for proportional representation
Sometimes it seems like there’s an election on the horizon every time I sit down to write my column for Public Employee, and this issue is no exception. Not only do we have local elections in every community in the province within days of this magazine arriving in the mail, but right after Election Day, the voting period begins for the provincial referendum on proportional representation.
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.
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.
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.