Day of Mourning

Day of Mourning

This upcoming Saturday is the National Day of Mourning, where we remember workers who have died, or were made injured or sick, from their work. Locally, the Victoria Labour Council is coordinating an event as a memorial and a call to action. 198 workers died in British Columbia in 2017. Every day workers suffer from work-related injuries and diseases. This…

Read more

Legal Checkup

Human Resources is offering a new course which may be of interest to CUPE 951 Members. Legal Checkup 2 hour instructor-led seminar for faculty & staff. Free. April 12, 2018. Overview In the event of serious illness or death, you want your wishes regarding the disposal of assets and health decisions to be respected. This is where legal affairs planning…

Read more

Remembering Dave Barrett

The life of former B.C. premier Dave Barrett will be honoured with a public state memorial service in Victoria on Saturday, March 3. Barrett, who led the province’s first New Democratic Party government, died on Feb. 2 at the age of 87. The service will be held at the Farquhar Auditorium at the University of Victoria on March 3 at…

Read more

Black History Month

Black History Month

Every February, CUPE celebrates Black History Month (also known as African Heritage month) when we pause to reflect on the efforts of the many union activists and community organizers of African descent who lead the fight for inclusive communities and workplaces.  This fight happens every day, as CUPE members bargain for more inclusive and equity-based language in our collective agreements, challenge racism in our governments,…

Read more