National Aboriginal Day – June 21

National Aboriginal Day – June 21

CUPE National writes, “National Aboriginal Day is time to celebrate the vibrant and unique cultures of Indigenous peoples, as First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities graciously share their ceremonies, customs and heritage with us all. It is also a time for us to recommit ourselves to promoting truth and reconciliation” Some of the ways we can participate: Read the TRC Final Report and consider…

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We mourn the passing of activist Bob White

We mourn the passing of activist Bob White

“We have lost a formidable leader who truly understood the intersection of social justice and labour rights.” — Larry Brown, National Union of Public and General Emplyees President Ottawa (21 Feb. 2017) — Canada’s unions are mourning the loss of a great and inspirational leader, former Canadian Labour Congress president Bob White, who has died at age 81. Bob White remembered as tough negotiator,…

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Black History Month – Celebrating Lives, Fighting for Justice

Black History Month – Celebrating Lives, Fighting for Justice

BURNABY—February is Black History Month. This year, community events and programmes feature outstanding films, artistic and historical exhibits, as well as new strategies for fighting anti-black racism.  CUPE National’s web coverage of Black History Month features a checklist on fighting racism. Here in B.C., the Vancouver International Film Festival will feature screenings of several films on black history, including the Vancouver premiere…

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January Protocol Gathering

January Protocol Gathering

On January 17th CUPE 951 sponsored an indigenous protocol gathering which saw close to 30 people enjoy the food, information and mingling that was part of the noon hour event. The idea came from members who attended last year’s Provost’s Diversity Research forum, and they asked if we could provide more information about the protocols of the territory and also…

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Solidarity to our sisters, brothers and locals to the South.

Solidarity to our sisters, brothers and locals to the South.

Following a surprise election victory for Donald Trump and the Republican party south of the border, CUPE is pledging support and solidarity with our labour and progressive civil society allies, as they face uncertain times. “CUPE will be reaching out to our sister unions and allies in civil society to offer our support and solidarity, as they fight for social justice and progress on…

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