Latest News & Coming Events

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    Today (December 3) is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, as first proclaimed by the United Nations in 1992. It is an important day for us to reflect on what still must be done to end...
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    When Chris Rogers-Tongko and Bien Matute heard about the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, they wanted to do something to help. Both have family ties to the Philippines and knew how...
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    Living in Maple Ridge, I couldn’t help but notice the impact of poor air quality during this summer’s heat wave. Problems with Traffic-Related Air Pollution (TRAP) in B.C., particularly in Metro...
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    It is with great sadness I have to inform you Dave McPherson passed away late yesterday afternoon at his home in Mission. 
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013
    Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest and most powerful storms in recorded history, made landfall in the Philippines over the long weekend. Haiyan caused immense damage to cities, homes and lives.
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    Friday, November 8, 2013
    On Monday, November 11 we stop and take the time to remember sacrifices made and lives lost in war.
  • Friday, November 8, 2013
    Helping a senior determine which bus to take to the library, ensuring someone’s electrical account is set up in their new home, collecting important information after a car accident – these are just...
  • Friday, October 25, 2013
    On October 17, MoveUP Legal Director Jim Quail joined an unlikely ally, Richard Stout of the Association of Major Power Consumers of BC, on the Shaw public affairs show Voice of BC, to talk about BC...
  • Monday, October 7, 2013
    Retired MoveUP member Cenen Bagon attended the People's Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights and the UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration, Development and Human Rights with support...
  • Monday, September 30, 2013
    This past Saturday in Vancouver MoveUP job stewards and executive board members took part in training and strategizing for the upcoming "together FAIRNESS WORKS" campaign. together FAIRNESS WORKS is...
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    Last Sunday, tens of thousands of people came out in the pouring rain to the Walk for Reconciliation, an event organized by Reconciliation Canada to end the week of Truth and Reconciliation...
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    Earlier this month, MoveUP members Dianne Baker and Kristin Nowak (BC Federation of Labour) took part in the BC SPCA's biggest annual fundraiser, Paws for a Cause. Dianne and Kristin together...
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Today Adrian Dix announced he would be stepping down as leader of the BC NDP once a leadership convention can be held. We thank Adrian for all of his hard work on behalf of MoveUP members, especially...
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    “None of us will leave this place the same,” said Patsy George, moderator of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s African Grandmothers Tribunal, held in Vancouver on September 7.
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 378 (MoveUP) has released a leaked internal BC Hydro document which outlines the depth of the corporation’s financial problems, clearly...
  • Monday, September 9, 2013
    The following letter ran in the Vancouver Sun on Monday, September 8, 2013.  It's not at all surprising to see the Insurance Bureau of Canada, which represents private insurance companies,...
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    The following letter ran in the Langley Times on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 "Transit police are not glorified 'fare takers'"Editor: Re: Transit Police are overpaid fare takers, (The Times, Aug. 20...
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    Labour Day is a time to reflect on the many contributions working people, through their unions, make to building communities and a better country. 
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    When the driver of large semi truck blew his horn and waved in support as he rumbled by the picket line, MoveUP and IBEW 213 members waved back and put their fists in the air before turning back to...
  • Friday, August 16, 2013
    Many MoveUP members watched the news intently after the horrifying and tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh earlier this year, which killed over 1,100 garment workers and injured...