Labour Day 2017 finally an opportunity for working people to celebrate

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.

Healthcare Benefits Trust to PBC: get back to bargaining

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.

Whistler RCMP support workers join CUPE 2010

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."

Postponement of AGM a ‘Pacific Double Cross’: CUPE BC

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.