Call to Action | BC’s Unequal Woman Campaign | Unite Here! Local 40.            Women make up the majority of workers in BC’s hotel industry. Hotels are refusing to recall their long-term workers when the industry recovers. Instead, mass firings are being used to strip away gains made by women. Click here to visit the “Unequal Women” Campaign website and pledge your solidarity with BC’s women hotel workers.

Unite Here! Local 40 Actions | Hilton Metrotown Workers’ Labour Dispute.     Unite HERE! Local 40 is organizing delegations to inform past and future customers of the Hilton Hotel about the ongoing Hilton Metrotown workers labour dispute.  They will also be holding rallies outside of Burnaby Winter Sports to inform Inside Edge Hockey about the teams they are sending through the Unite HERE! Local 40 picket line.  Please see details below for upcoming actions:

Delegation to Inside Edge Hockey;   Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021.    Time: 2:00 pm.     Location: Burnaby Winter Sports

Delegation to Holiday Customers and Canadian Western Bank Board Members      Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm.      Location: Hilton Metrotown (6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby)

In addition, Unite HERE! Local 40 is also seeking volunteers to dedicate 1-2 hours in the coming weeks to help phone Hilton Holiday customers about the Hilton Metrotown Workers dispute.  If you are interested and available to assist, please contact Mason Kerr at or 604-250-4845.

CUPE Education| Upcoming Workshops | Winter 2022        CUPE Education has added the following virtual workshops to the CUPE calendar, with priority registration access being given at this time to locals in BC.  Please share these workshops with members of your local, and ensure to register online (using your personal email address) by the deadlines noted on the form pages:

NADC Fall School

Oct 27-29, 2021 | Online

Various Timeframes

Registration: Click here


Anti-Racism:  Building Solidarity to Confront Oppression

Oct 27, 2021 | Online | Poster attached

5:30-7:00pm (Pacific)

Registration: Click here

Intro to Stewarding – Parts 1 & 2

Nov 3, 2021 | Online


Registration:  Click here


BC Mental Health First Aid

Jan 27-28, 2022 | Online


Registration: Click here

Union Education will also be setting up workshops on every Wednesday through to Dec 15.  The workshops will be open to the whole province and members can register online.  Locals seeking additional training are encouraged to check the CUPE Calendar regularly for offering updates.

 BCFED | Paid Sick Leave Day of Action | Oct 25            In anticipation of the Provincial Government’s announcement on the number of paid sick days for all BC workers, the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) is organizing a collaborative Paid Sick Leave Day of Action in the Lower Mainland!  Members are encouraged to participate, as this will be the last opportunity to voice the importance of 10 employer-paid sick days for all workers. The event has two actions:

1) Taking photos and uploading them to social media with the message, ‘ I support #10DAYS ‘ and,

2) signing an open letter to the BC government via a QR code that will be provided on the day of.

Sign up for Surrey here!       Monday, Oct 25 | 4:00-5:30pm     Surrey Central Skytrain Station (along City Parkway by the bus loop).      Onsite Contacts:  Stephen Von Sychowski & Krisdeep Lally

Sign up for Burnaby here!        Monday, Oct 25 | 4:00-5:30pm             Metrotown Skytrain Station (on the sidewalk on Central Boulevard opposite the mall)         Onsite Contacts:  Reah Arora, Janet Andrews and Gurjeevan Sidhu

Applications Open | StrongerBC Young Leaders Council | Oct 27         The BC government is seeking British Columbians between the ages of 14 and 26 to form a new youth leaders council. The StrongerBC Young Leaders Council is an opportunity for youth to share their expertise and lived experience with the provincial government. Input from council members will help shape government policies and services on topics that include employment, the environment, mental health supports, affordability, and other areas.  If you are or know of a Young Worker who would be interested in applying, please visit the links below for more information:              Young Leaders Council Project Page:  Click here        Application Link:  Click here

Application Deadline:  Oct 27, 2021

Apply today to be part of the #StrongerBC Young Leaders Council and share your view of the future with our government! #bcpoli           Should you have any questions regarding this update, please email for additional information.