December 2, 2009

December 6 1989 – Marking 20 years

Day of remembrance and action to end violence against women

BURNABY-On December 6 we remember and mourn the 14 women who were murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montreal in 1989.

To help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Montreal massacre and renew the call for change, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)[img_assist|nid=859|title=|desc=CUPE members and staff gathered at the Burnaby Hilton for the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre at the Breakfast for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.|link=node|align=right|width=350|hei

December 1, 2009

CUPE makes its presents known

VANCOUVER - More than 100 CUPE members, ambulance paramedics and community activists were on hand last night to greet Premier Gordon Campbell at his annual Christmas party at the UBC Golf Club. Campbell had to run a gauntlet of protesters with Fight Bill 21 signs to enter the building.

Santas and their elves gave out gift bags with a CUPE first aid kit, Champions of Education bumph and a Campbell cartoon featuring The Grinch Who Stole Collective Bargaining! The Solidarity Notes Choir serenaded B.C.

November 30, 2009

The Grinch Who Stole Collective Bargaining!

CUPE on the true meaning of giving

Today– Monday, Nov. 30

What: Unofficial welcoming committee to the Vancouver – Point Grey BC Liberal Holiday Party

Time: 6 – 7:30pm

Where: University Golf Club, 5185 University Boulevard, Vancouver

Join “Santa” as he greets guests and delivers CUPE’s spirit of holidays

to the BC Liberals!

Plus the Solidarity Notes Choir


November 30, 2009

Victoria Bill 21 Protest Rally Wed. Dec. 2

VICTORIA – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is holding a rally at the Oak Bay – Gordon Head office of Liberal MLA Ida Chong Wednesday at 12 Noon. We are calling on the government to respect free collective bargaining and return to the table immediately to negotiate a fair contract with our 3,500 ambulance paramedics.

When: Wednesday, December 2, 12 Noon – 1pm

What: A rally at Oak Bay – Gordon Head Liberal MLA Ida Chong’s Constituency Office

Where: #223- 3930 Shelbourne Street, Victoria


November 29, 2009

Island rallies gain momentum

NANAIMO – CUPE members and community supporters on Vancouver Island turned out in full force this week to demand their right to free collective bargaining.

In Courtenay Friday, more than 200 people rallied outside Comox Valley Liberal MLA Don McRae’s constituency office telling the Campbell government to bargain in good faith with the Ambulance Paramedics.

In Nanaimo Saturday, CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill reminded a boisterous crowd of the critical and often dangerous work of B.C.’s 3,500 ambulanc

November 26, 2009

Library board gets an earful from public

VANCOUVER—The message at last night’s Vancouver Public Library (VPL) board meeting was loud and clear: members of the public love their libraries and don’t want to see their cherished services reduced or eliminated to meet the City of Vancouver’s budget shortfalls.

“I was extremely proud of our communities, of how they rose up to defend public libraries,” said CUPE 391 president Alex Youngberg.

November 26, 2009


Bill 21 Protest Rally Saturday, Nov. 28 with CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill

NANAIMO—CUPE is holding a rally Saturday, Nov. 28 to protest repressive Bill 21 “back-to-work” legislation passed by the provincial government and calling for negotiation NOT legislation. The rally will take place at Diana Krall Plaza on Commercial Street starting at 11am.

WHERE: Diana Krall Plaza, Commercial Street, Nanaimo

WHEN: Saturday, Nov.

November 25, 2009

Public child care pays off

VANCOUVER – Child care workers, parents, and activists were at the Vancouver Public Library last night to talk about how to improve child care, as part of a cross country tour organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

A panel of academics, community activists and child care advocates brought facts and figures along with a lot of passion to the call for Canada’s governments to move to a publicly funded and delivered system of early chi

November 25, 2009

BC Fed condemns Bill 21

VANCOUVER—BC Federation of Labour delegates vowed solid support for CUPE BC’s campaign against Bill[img_assist|nid=819|title=|desc=Hundreds of paramedics and B.C.

November 25, 2009


Bill 21 Protest Rallies in Kamloops - North Thompson and Courtenay Nov. 27

Bill 21 Kamloops - North Thompson Protest Rally Nov. 27

CUPE is holding a march and rally Friday, Nov. 27 to protest repressive Bill 21 “back-to-work” legislation passed by the provincial government.