CUPE winners took home four awards at the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) annual conference in Port Elgin, Ontario.
CUPE 79, City of Toronto inside workers, took home a CALM award for best overall publication for locals with more than 1,000 members. Presenting the award, judge Catherine McLeod said CUPE 79s News n Views is an attractive publication full of great reporting and feature writing.
The award for best moving billboard went to a fabulous parade of giant-sized books used by Saskatchewan education and library workers during demonstrations at Biggar School Division and Reginas Public Library. Talk about ideas having legs, said McLeod describing the four-foot tall books created and worn by members of CUPE 2128 and 1594 during bargaining. The books featured such memorable titles as I have a dream: pay equity, Fair Bargaining for Dummies, and Companys Coming Hope they like macaroni.
CUPE BC took home two CALM awards. Power Tool Revised won for best flyer/brochure and cupe.bc.ca won for best web site produced by staff. In handing out the web site award, judge Eric Lee of LabourStart noted that CUPE BCs site is extremely content rich, frequently updated and makes good use of online polls.