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  • Andres Loo
    Friday, August 12, 2016
    Andres Loo has a bright smile and soft voice with just the barest hint of a European accent, a gift to him by his Estonian parents and his birth country of Sweden. The 67-year-old also has polycystic kidney disease, a genetic disease which has shut down his kidneys.
  • Allan Morgan and friend on the BCNU picket line
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Life on the picket line isn't fun, but it can be sweet. On day 18 of picketing outside the BC Nurses Union, BCNU staffer Allan Morgan offered his thoughts about the families we make of colleagues, solidarity and the language of support.
  • MoveUP councillors in the large reconciliation circle & a carved Musqueam figure
    Friday, July 29, 2016
    On a bright and sunny June morning, Musqueam drummers and singers clad in traditional clothing led members of MoveUP’s executive council into the Musqueam Community Centre gym to take part in a reconciliation healing circle.
  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
    APPLICATIONS ARE HEREWITH INVITED FOR: POSITION: Union Representative 2 (Full Time Regular)
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016
      1) We’ve had our nurses’ backs. MoveUP was asked to put off bargaining twice, to accommodate the BCNU convention and ratification of the nurses’ contracts.  We waited in good faith and put nurses’ needs ahead of our own.   2) We have brought solutions to the bargaining table.
  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
      1)  We are asking to keep what we have. MoveUP members are not asking for anything new when it comes to medical appointment and family obligation leave.  The BCNU leadership is trying to roll back what they previously negotiated for us.   2) This is not about money.
  • Monday, July 25, 2016
    2016 marks the 38th Anniversary of Pride in Vancouver, the most diverse festivals and parade in the city! Pride 2016 includes over 20 events throughout the summer. Join MoveUP at the parade on Sunday, July 31 at noon.  For more information on the parade and details on the events this week:
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    BC Nurses’ Union leaders are still demanding contract rollbacksfrom their employees. On July 22, they locked out the union’s employeesrepresented by MoveUP, forced strikes and withheld information about these activities from nurses. 
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    BC Nurses’ Union leaders are still demanding contract rollbacks from their employees. On July 22, they locked out the union’s employeesrepresented by MoveUP, forced strikes and withheld information about these activities from nurses. 
  • Three moms-to-be on the picket line defending their sick & medical appt leave.
    Thursday, July 21, 2016
    BURNABY -  The BC Nurses Union plans to lock out its administrative employees this Friday in order to force them into accepting a contract that attacks their sick and medical appointment leave.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    National Aboriginal Day is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and to come together in the spirit of reconciliation.
  • Trevor Johnson, BIGWU
    Sunday, June 19, 2016
    After thanking delegates for inviting him to the convention, BIGWU President Trevor Johnson assured COPE-SEPB delegates that Gwenne Farrell, Simon Berlin and Region 4 Vice President David Black - the representatives most involved with global union work - represents the union very well.
  • Gwenne Farrell gives last report as National Secretary-Treasurer
    Sunday, June 19, 2016
    As befitting the pragmatic, responsible tenor of her term as National Secretary Treasurer, Gwenne Farrell’s final report to convention on Friday, June 17 focused on the nuts and bolts of COPE SEPB’s finances.
  • Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
    Saturday, June 18, 2016
    Hassan Yussuff’s speech to COPE SEPB delegates started off, unsurprisingly, with politics. Referencing last year’s federal election, he praised COPE SEPB and other unions getting their members to the ballot box. “If it was not for the labour movement, we would still have Steven Harper as Prime Minister,” he said.
  • Simon Berlin, Outgoing National President
    Saturday, June 18, 2016
    Addressing delegates for the last time as National President, Simon Berlin started at the beginning by reflecting on the separation from the international union which birthed COPE-SEPB. “Here we are, 12 years later, with 12 years of solidarity and pride under our belts, gatheredto open our fifth Triennial Canadian Convention.”
  • Saturday, June 18, 2016
    When Armine Yalnizyan took the stage, she began by drawing parallels between herself and COPESEPB. “It seems like you’re ananomaly – so am I,” she said, <
  • Ed Broadbent addresses COPE SEPB National Convention
    Saturday, June 18, 2016
    Former MP and NDP leader Ed Broadbent joined the delegates to spoke on behalf of the Broadbent Institute about electoral reform. But first, he took a moment to talk about British Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered while doing constituency work.
  • Chris Buckley, OFL President
    Saturday, June 18, 2016
    When Chris Buckley spoke at the COPE-SEPB convention, the first thing he mentioned was the work he and the Fed Forward team have been doing to strengthen and revitalize the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) during his time as president.
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    Applications Are Herewith Invited For:Position: Union Representative 2 (Full Time Temporary) – 2 month contractSalary: $3,158.96 bi-weekly
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016
    In August of 2015, MoveUP, the union that represents Security and Admin staff at UBC’s Alma Mater Society applied to represent a new group of AMS workers. The Labour Board held a vote at the worksite to determine whether or not these workers would join the union.