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December 3, 2009

CUPE BC to BCGEU: Thanks for your support!

BURNABY—B.C.’s ambulance paramedics received a lot of support from the labour movement during CUPE 873’s seven-month job action—but especially from the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU), whose members stood behind picket lines throughout the province.

December 2, 2009

Bill 21 Rally cites community concerns

VICTORIA – More than 100 CUPE members, ambulance paramedics, UVIC students and community supporters came out in the provincial capital today to serve notice on the B.C.

December 2, 2009

CUPE launches Bill 21 letter campaign

BURNABY – The CUPE national website has launched an online letter campaign in support of B.C.’s ambulance paramedics and against plans to use scabs as “volunteer paramedics” at the 2010 Games.

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 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.