May is Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month. As we celebrate, we also take this opportunity to honour the activism of people of Asian descent for human rights and social justice in Canada. It’s important for each of us to reflect on how diverse struggles against oppression strengthen us as a labour movement and in our communities. Some of these struggles include the Chinese Exclusion…

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Travel Solidarity Statement

Travel Solidarity Statement

Due to the recent unsettling and ongoing issues happening in North America, we would like to remind our members that there is help available. CUPE 951 has always worked hard to promote diversity and inclusivity in our union, campus and community. We understand that the travel bans and political climate of the United States may be affecting our members and…

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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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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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