CUPE BC Updates

Dear members,

Please read on for general CUPE BC announcements and to learn more about upcoming events, learning resources, and community engagement opportunities.


We hope members will enjoy the many Labour Day festivities happening this September 5th throughout the province and nation-wide. If you have photographs from Labour Day celebrations you wish to send to CUPE BC, please e-mail with the subject Labour Day Member Photos.

CLC | Labour Day Events 2022

The Canadian Labour Congress has compiled a list of Labour Day union celebrations and marches across the country.. Those wishing to add an event, contact

Reminder | Annual Membership List Updates | Submit by Sep 6

The Division kindly asks all locals to submit updated member contact lists to the CUPE BC Office ( by Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.  Please email your updated member data to the Division Office in excel format (using the attached template), and ensure complete mailing addresses, home/cell phone numbers, and non-employer email addresses are included. NOTE: All member data is being collected by the Division for data integrity purposes and for union business only. Please view the attached letter to Local Presidents for further information. 

Aubrey Burton-Reg Ford Scholarship Closure 
We would like to congratulate the recipients of this year’s Aubrey Burton-Reg Ford Scholarship. Thank you to the many and diversely talented students who applied and we would like to wish all the students continued success in pursuing their educational goals.

CUPE Education | Fall/Winter 2022

Space in the following fall and winter virtual workshops is still available:

Mobilizing for Bargaining (OLS)

Oct 17, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific)

Register here

Challenging Racism (OLS)

Nov 16, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific)
Register here

LET – Secretary-Treasurer Orientation (OLS)

Nov 22, 2022 | 9:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific)

Register here

Health and Safety Part 1&2 (OLS)

Nov 23, 2022 | 9:00am – 4:00pm (1h break)

Register here

CAF-FCA | Future of Apprentice Learning Survey

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is surveying college educators, union trainers and employers about the future of apprentice learning in a 10-minute anonymous survey in English or French. Participants are entered into a $100 CAF gift card draw.

BCFED | Laird Cronk Stepping Down

BC Federation of Labour President Laird Cronk announced that, after two terms in the presidency, he will not be running for re-election at the Federation’s biennial convention in the fall. Read more.

Courage to Act |Our Campus, Our Safety Action Plan

Download the attached brochure detailing ten calls to action to address and prevent sexual violence as post-secondary institutions in Canada, published by Courage to Act in August.

CRP | Save the Date for Virtual Campfire Webinar | Sep 22

Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership has an upcoming virtual conversation with leaders of Indigenous-led land trusts. Guest speakers to be announced soon.

Date & Time: Sep 22, 2022 | 10:00am – 12:00pm (Pacific)

Should you have any questions regarding this update, please email for additional information.

In solidarity,

CUPE BC Executive Board

CUPE British Columbia

#410-6222 Willingdon Avenue

Burnaby, British Columbia

V5H 0G3

P: 604.291.9119

Headquartered on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh and Qayqayt First Nations.