Moving Forward 2016-2017

As workers, we must not be divided by forces promoting privatization, racism, islamophobia, forced migration, violence, and war. We must focus instead on the resistance movements in Canada and around the world, and find ways to build alliances and to strengthen our solidarity.

International solidarity is one of the most powerful tools we have to challenge the unjust economic system that is at the heart of the ongoing exploitation and oppression we experience daily in our lives in both simple and complex ways.

Labour to Pacific Blue Cross: Lose the double standard

B.C. labour leaders attending a rally today in support of CUPE 1816 members heaped scorn on their employer, Pacific Blue Cross (PBC), for targeting their retiree benefits while promoting the company as a progressive benefits provider.

With the strike in its second month, members walked off the job this morning to hold a rally outside the company’s head office. Union leaders, addressing the crowd, urged PBC to respect its employees and stop attacking their benefits.

CUPE 1004 stands in solidarity with injured traffic control worker

On behalf of the 3500 members of CUPE Local 1004, including the outside workers of the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board, we send our most sincere condolences to the construction flagger who was viciously attacked and run over yesterday in Burnaby.

We have the utmost respect for the important work that our traffic control workers do. They put themselves in harm’s way day in and day out so that our members can do the important infrastructure work that the citizens of Vancouver depend on.

CUPE expresses solidarity with the Filipino people

CUPE expresses solidarity with our partners (ACT and COURAGE) in the Philippines and the people in Mindanao following the declaration of martial law in May 2017.

President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law for the southern island of Mindanao, following an armed confrontation between the Maute Group, an Islamic State affiliate suspected of plotting terrorist acts, and the armed forces of the Philippines.