VICTORIA—Delegates at CUPE BC’s 46th annual convention passed 21 resolutions, including an emergency resolution calling for a moratorium on run-of-river private power projects in B.C. and a composite resolution calling for a moratorium on new oil sands developments in Alberta.
Other resolutions targeting provincial and federal governments called for CUPE BC to lobby for the restoration of acceptable base funding for post secondary institutions, support and expand the “four pillars” approach to drug addiction, and continue to demand at least $150 million annually to community social services agencies’ budgets to address waitlists for services such as shelters for women and children, and underfunding issues in the sector.
Other resolutions included a call to work with the BC Federation of Labour to push for an amendment of the WCB Act to guarantee workers in B.C. the right to meaningful vocational rehabilitation assistance, and hold a provincial conference on respectful workplaces.