VANCOUVER – BC Premier John Horgan pledged to work together with local governments to tackle the province’s tough challenges during his address to delegates at the annual convention of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities—and CUPE members in British Columbia are looking forward to the work ahead, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies said today.
There’s no middle ground in combatting bigotry
As Pride events got underway in August and we were celebrating with our LGBTQ friends and allies, CUPE BC released a video featuring Vancouver human rights lawyer, community activist and CUPE Local 1004 member Adrienne Smith, informing viewers of the appropriate use of gender pronouns. They explained that using appropriate pronouns is important because it’s the law, it helps fight transphobia, and it shows respect.
VANCOUVER – CUPE Local 391 members were once again sponsors of Word Vancouver– the primary literary festival for Western Canadian book lovers and literacy enthusiasts which took place Sunday September 24 outside Vancouver Public Library’s main branch.
CUPE BC President Paul Faoro with the winning entry from the more than 1,200 K-12 survey participants. Grand Prize winner is Paulette Robinson, an elementary school custodian in Trail.
Indian Residential Schools had a profound effect on the culture and language of Indigenous people across Canada, and forever changed the lives of thousands of Aboriginal children. The orange shirt taken from one child is a symbol of the many losses experienced by thousands of indigenous students, their families and communities over several generations. Wearing the colour orange is a way to acknowledge losses of family, language, culture, freedom, parenting, self-esteem and worth – and the painful experiences of abuse and neglect that undermine children’s self-esteem.
VANCOUVER—CUPE members from throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond will be participating in the Walk for Reconciliation (Sunday, September 24), a positive movement to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.