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  • Saturday, November 17, 2012
    One of the biggest events in the Canadian labour movement recently was the announcement two of Canada's largest unions, the CAW and CEP, were exploring a merger.
  • Friday, November 16, 2012
     On Friday afternoon, MoveUP convention delegates broke out into workshop sessions to have more in-depth training and discussion in particular areas.
  • Friday, November 16, 2012
    Friday of MoveUP convention saw local and national labour leaders speaking to delegates. The morning started off with Vancouver and District Labour Council President Joey Hartman, the first woman to...
  • Friday, November 16, 2012
    The debate on policy resolutions at MoveUP convention saw many members, including a significant number of first-time delegates, coming up to speak at the mics. 
  • Friday, November 16, 2012
    MoveUP Communications Director Sage Aaron started the report by going through the latest round of member polling, done in October. The union has been doing polling since 2005 and the Table Officers...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Mid-afternoon on Thursday, President David Black introduced BCNDP Leader Adrian Dix, who was joined at our convention by MLAs Shane Simpson, Mable Elmore, Doug Donaldson, Katrine Conroy, and Mike...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
     After the constitutional amendments, President David Black introduced CLC President Ken Georgetti. He started off with a comment about the future of the labour movement, particularly as relates...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Board member Tim Weigelt gave the Constitution and Bylaws Committee Report, which deals with amendments to the constitution. The resolutions were, for the most part, housekeeping changes to address...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
     MoveUP’s Health and Safety Committee gave the first report of the afternoon. Chair Gwenne Farrel started off by noting the advances, but also the setbacks, experienced in the area of...
  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
     MoveUP’s third convention kicked off at the Hyatt in Vancouver on Thursday, November 15. After hearing greetings from a local First Nations elder and dealing with logistics, President...
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    MoveUP wishes members a Happy Diwali. Diwali is a five-day “festival of lights” that’s one of the most important celebrations of the year for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. It marks...
  • Friday, November 2, 2012
    Union and ICBC Reach a Tentative Agreement Foundational Gains Set Stage for Future Agreements  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2012 Burnaby - The union representing approximately 4,600...
  • Thursday, November 1, 2012
    This past Tuesday MoveUP members travelled to Ottawa to meet with Conservative MPs to urge them to oppose Russ Hiebert's Private Member's Bill C-377, which singles out unions and their trusts (...
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    MoveUP members and staff dressed up in their spookiest Hallowe'en costumes to scare up money for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.  Tickets were sold to a terrifyingly delicious potluck...
  • Thursday, October 18, 2012
    On Wednesday, October 17 MoveUP launched a radio ad on 18 major stations in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the BC Interior, and Northern BC, as part of the "We Work. You Drive. We Both...
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    On September 14 the list of nominees for Executive Board positions were posted and an election was held for all contested positions. There were elections for:
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    MoveUP’s Latest Job Action Relies on Corporation’s Most Recent Workload Study For immediate release: October 10, 2012
  • Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Approximately 30 MoveUP members at the UBC Alma Mater Society are taking a day of strike action today in support of a fair deal for AMS Security workers and in solidarity with CUPE 116. Their action...
  • Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Approximately one third of MoveUP members at ICBC walked picket lines yesterday after little progress was made in bargaining in September.
  • Friday, September 28, 2012
    This past Thursday, volunteers from the MoveUP Multicultural Committee visited twenty different worksites around the Lower Mainland to deliver 1800 mooncakes in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.