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August 12, 2014

CUPE to United Church: stand up for workers

CUPE National President Paul Moist said the United Church of Canada needs to put its stated values of social and economic justice into action when dealing with its employees.

August 8, 2014

CUPE rally Monday to target United Church in Naramata Centre strike

BURNABY – Supporters of striking CUPE members at the Naramata Centre, operated by the United Church of Canada, will rally outside the Church's offices in Burnaby Monday morning. They will be calling on the Church to stop plans to contract out local jobs at the Naramata Centre and to bargain in good faith with the Centre’s unionized staff.   

August 6, 2014

Fast action by college community saves daycare

PRINCE GEORGE – When the College of New Caledonia board announced in March that it was laying off CUPE members and closing the daycare because it “wasn’t viable”, the college community sprang into action.

“Members were concerned about their jobs, but they were more concerned about the impact on the community of losing this centre,” said CUPE 4951 president Lily Bachand,  “And that is a powerful, powerful message.”

August 6, 2014

CISSBA endorses coordinated bargaining approach

BURNABY-The Colleges and Institutes Support Staff Bargaining Association (CISSBA) met in late July and renewed its commitment to a coordinated bargaining approach despite the lack of a provincial bargaining table.

August 5, 2014

CUPE colours shine brightly at Pride parade

VANCOUVER—CUPE members and staff were out in force for Sunday’s annual Pride parade, with a colourful new float and plenty of union swag to distribute among the crowd, which this year was estimated at 500,000.

August 5, 2014

Castlegar city workers closer to a first-ever strike

CASTLEGAR —  The CUPE Local 2262 workers who keep City of Castlegar services running are one step closer to taking job action.  The Local is holding strike training for its members this week. 

CUPE 2262 President Leford Lafayette says his 34 members are extremely frustrated.  “Despite being in bargaining for a new contract for more than a year, City negotiators have repeatedly refused to seriously address our outstanding issues," he explains.

August 1, 2014

BC Liberals should drop political stunts, get back to the table—CUPE BC

BURNABY – CUPE BC says the Christy Clark government’s latest political ploy in its dispute with the BC Teachers Federation demonstrates the BC Liberals’ lack of commitment to education and shines a light on the failure of the government to deliver affordable child care in British Columbia.

July 23, 2014

Pete Seeger sing-out a big hit at Jericho

VANCOUVER—As a proud partner of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, CUPE BC continued a long-standing tradition at this year’s event (July 18-20) by co-sponsoring a progressive workshop at Stage 2, the Utah Phillips memorial stage.

July 22, 2014

New agreement ratified for CUPE 2058 in the City of Langley

LANGLEY – CUPE 2058 and the City of Langley have ratified a new collective agreement.

Andrew Brown, president of CUPE 2058, said that it was a respectful round of bargaining, and that the new agreement will provide stability and certainty for the city and its employees.

July 15, 2014

Bringing Tap Water To The People

VIMF Water Crew

COMOX—Last weekend’s Vancouver Island Music Festival (July 11-13) once again highlighted the pivotal role that CUPE can play in promoting sound environmental policy and the importance of keeping public water public.