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  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    On Monday August 12, officers of the BC Federation of Labour met with representatives from the Shandong Federation of Trade Unions, who were visiting from China.
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    It was a beautiful Friday evening in Victoria when MoveUP members, their spouses and other family members filed in to the Topaz Park for the Michael Dunahee Slo-Pitch Tournament of Hope for their...
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2013
    MoveUP members joined members of many other unions as part of the Multi-Union Pride entry in this past weekend's Vancouver Pride Parade. Carrying our banner that reads "Pride and Solidarity", COPE...
  • Friday, August 2, 2013
    A little less than a month ago, workers at Dollar Thrifty YVR went on strike after bargaining reached an impasse. A key issue was the unfairness and unequal treatment Dollar Thrifty workers were...
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    On Friday, July 19, the Dollar Thrifty picket line at the Vancouver International Airport was a little busier and a little thicker than usual. MoveUP Stewards and Executive Councillors from Coast...
  • Thursday, July 11, 2013
    Earlier this week, the International Labor Communications Association, the professional association of union communicators in North America, announced the majority of their annual awards for union...
  • Monday, July 8, 2013
    Hertz owns Dollar Thrifty. Dollar Thrifty rents cars to Hertz customers BUT Dollar Thrifty workers earn less wages and benefits than Hertz workers for doing the same job:      ...
  • Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Union Says Transmission Line Latest in a Long List of Bad Decisions BURNABY – The Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union local 378 (MoveUP) is dismayed, but unsurprised, by BC Hydro’s cost...
  • Monday, June 24, 2013
    In Mid-May, a group of MoveUP members from many different workplaces got together to try their hand at dragon boating. Most of them had never picked up a dragon boat paddle and they would only have...
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    On May 13, 2013 Richmond IKEA locked out nearly 350 of their workers, members of Teamsters 213.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    Ken Georgetti, President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), began his remarks to the National Convention by acknowledging the long strike by COPE Ontario members at Porter Airlines. Georgetti...
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    Alexandre Boulerice, NDP Labour Critic and MP for Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Quebec, told delegates, “We are facing tough times. We’re facing challenging times.” But, he reminded them “…it’s never...
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    Chantal Dumoulin, VP Region 1 (Quebec): Region 1 has settled over 500 legal files and negotiated more than 80 collective agreements in the last three years. Safeguarding defined benefits pension...
  • Niki Ashton, NDP MP for Churchill Manitoba
    Saturday, June 8, 2013
    Switching easily back and forth between French and English the Churchill Manitoba MP welcomed out-of-town delegates to her home province. Ashton remarked she knew she didn’t have to tell members of...
  • COPE SEPB National President Serge Cadieux
    Friday, June 7, 2013
    COPE SEPB National President Serge Cadieux began his report by detailing the major events and initiatives of the National Union in last three years since the last convention.
  • Kevin Rebeck, President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour
    Friday, June 7, 2013
    Kevin Rebeck, President of the Manitoba Federation of Labour, sketched a contrast in governments for the delegates to COPE SEPB’s fourth National Convention. “We meet with our provincial government,...
  • Winnipeg Labour Council President Dave Sauer
    Friday, June 7, 2013
    Dave Sauer, President of the Winnipeg Labour Council, brought greetings to the delegates of the 4th COPE SEPB Convention from the 47,000 members of the host Council. Sauer noted, “… while we like our...
  • Monday, June 3, 2013
    MoveUP was honoured to take home the award for best short video at the recent Canadian Association of Labour Media awards.The award was given out for "New Guy Meets Union": the first in our three-...
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    For most MoveUP members, their very first contact with the union is through their job steward. Job stewards make sure the union office staff and elected representatives know what’s happening on the...
  • Monday, May 27, 2013
    MoveUP’s Executive Council dealt with many weighty items at its May 27 meeting. Starting off the morning, councillors heard a report from the Communications Director on recent member polling. One of...