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Day: September 7, 2019

Solidarity builds community in the Tri-Cities

Five CUPE locals hosted the fifth annual CUPE Gives Back family picnic in Port Coquitlam on Saturday. Families and friends enjoyed hotdogs served up from the CUPE BC events trailer as well as popcorn, cotton candy, mini donuts, treats and…

Eradicating illiteracy starts with free quality public education

Education International (EI) General Secretary warns that the world is off track in terms of achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on quality education, including in literacy. More needs to be done to turn the tide and eradicate illiteracy. The…

CUPE 4163 launches campaign on Victoria buses

CUPE 4163 Component 3 is shining a light on the University of Victoria’s poor treatment of sessional lecturers — and the impacts on both students and educators — with a public campaign on Victoria’s buses beginning this week. Lack of job security…

Member of Parliament argues for international aid to support public education systems, not private providers

Education International welcomes the intervention of UK Member of Parliament Dan Carden who demanded that his country’s international aid be used to support universally accessible inclusive quality public education, and not private education providers in the Global South. Speaking in…

Time to invest in literacy

September 8 is International Literacy Day. CUPE believes literacy and skills training are fundamental rights for workers and for all people. We are facing significant changes in our workplaces and in our lives. In this environment, literacy and skills will be…

CUPE applauds NDP plan to confront racism

The fight for equality and respect is at the core of CUPE’s work as Canada’s largest union. We recognize that uniting against all forms of racial discrimination and hatred is central to our work to create a more just and…