CUPE 951 President calls for donations to United Way

CUPE 951 President Kirk Mercer, is urging other union locals to consider donating to the United Way on December 3, Giving Tuesday. Mercer is the Labour Committee Chair and a Director of United Way.

He explains his reasons for donating in a video released this week.

Mercer donates to the United Way because he believes that no-one should have to work two to three jobs to support their family. He urges others to “show your local love” and donate.

Valor y resistencias en Colombia

Mark Hancock | Presidente nacional de CUPE-SCFP

En octubre tuve la oportunidad de visitar Colombia con una delegación de CUPE-SCFP para reunirnos con dos organizaciones increíbles con las cuales nos asociamos a través del Fondo par La Justicia Global de CUPE SCFP.

Pasamos mucho tiempo con NOMADESC una organización de investigación y de defensa de derechos humanos liderada por la  intrépida Berenice Celeita que nos llevó a lugares adonde, según el gobierno de Canadá, no deberíamos ir.

Solidarity on the line in Prince George

CUPE members at the University of Northern BC in Prince George continue to support the Faculty Association who have now been on strike for 18 days. Members of CUPE 3799 representing support staff at UNBC and CUPE 2278 representing teaching assistants have supported striking faculty on the picket line since the strike began on November 7.

“This is Day 18 and a month before Christmas,” said CUPE 3799 President Caroline Sewell. “This is a difficult time for everyone at UNBC. Solidarity is about standing shoulder to shoulder to create a stronger wall and that’s what CUPE members do.”