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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 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.