Add your voice to the No More Operating in the Dark campaign

In February 2016, CUPE participated in a multi-union delegation to Bangladesh. We were hosted by the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS), a center founded in 2001 by garment workers who were organizing for better working conditions, wages and labour rights in factories sourced by some of the richest corporations in the world.

Workers in Bangladesh, mostly women, are courageously organizing for better working conditions and to be able to join independent trade unions.

Pacific Blue Cross workers vote in favour of job action

CUPE Local 1816, representing more than 600 employees of the benefits provider Pacific Blue Cross (PBC), have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action after a strike vote held yesterday.

The strike vote came after several rounds of bargaining failed to result in a tentative agreement. The latest PBC proposal includes concessions to retiree benefits and the extended health care plan, including drug coverage, paramedical services, and vision care. It also includes a small lump-sum payment in lieu of wage increases.

Dwight Ball’s Crossroads – A game of budgets and cuts for Newfoundland and Labrador

A new ad campaign by public service workers in Newfoundland and Labrador will be shown on TV screens across the province beginning today. CUPE’s public services workers launched the ad to voice their concerns about the Ball Government’s strategy for job growth (or lack thereof) and threats the Province is making to freeze wages and slash benefits.

Watch the television ad during NTV Evening News, NTV First Edition, as well as CBC News at 6 and 6:30 p.m. You can also watch it on our website at

Wear pink to stop bullying

You might notice more people wearing pink on April 12 than usual. That’s because people around the world wear pink to mark the second Wednesday in April as The International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia.

In communities across Canada and around the world, people are wearing pink to call for an end to bullying in all its forms, especially bullying targeting members of the LGBTTI community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, or intersex persons).