Every year at this time, labour leaders are asked for their thoughts on the importance of Labour Day, and each year we talk about the history of the labour movement, the gains we have made for working people, unionized or not, and the importance of solidarity as we stand up to anti-worker and anti-union governments.
BURNABY—In a strongly worded letter to Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) CEO Jan Grude and PBC Board Chair Mark Olsen, Healthcare Benefit Trust (HBT) has urged the non-profit benefits provider to do everything in its power to end the labour dispute with CUPE 1816—now approaching its fifth month—and return service levels to normal.
Prince George residents and CUPE members across BC and Canada were deeply saddened to learn on August 10th of the loss of CUPE Local 1048 President, Sister Janet Bigelow.
BURNABY—With the release of a new online video during Pride week, CUPE BC is working to inform members and the broader public of the appropriate use of gender pronouns that honours how individuals identify themselves. As our union celebrates pride and diversity with all LGBTQ comrades, the video provides guidance on how to be respectful of transgender people.
WHISTLER – Support workers at the Resort Municipality of Whistler's RCMP detachment decided to become members of CUPE Local 2010 at a Labour Board vote counted this morning.
“We are very happy to welcome this department into our local,” said CUPE 2010 Vice President Pete Rozsa. "They will now have a collective bargaining agreement which is a legal contract between the employer and the employees, instead of a handbook that has been used as a guideline."
BURNABY— Tuesday’s announcement by Pacific Blue Cross that the company has cancelled its scheduled September 7 annual general meeting and is deferring the society’s next AGM “until normal service levels resume” is politically motivated and violates the democratic process of the non-profit society, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today.