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The CUPE Communications Awards for websites and newsletters were handed out yesterday. They recognize locals of all sizes who work hard – and smart – to reach their members. B.C. locals walked away with six awards, while Ontario locals won five. Winners get a certificate and writing/editing guides.


The winners

English newsletters:

Category 1 – fewer than 100 members:

CUPE 3002 – Rosetown School Division, Saskatchewan

Category 2 – 100-300 members:

CUPE 2189 – YWCA Toronto

Category 3 – 300-1,000 members:

CUPE 4047 – Air Transat Employees

Category 4 – 1,000-3,000 members:

CUPE 4222 – Thames Valley District School Board, Ontario

Honourable mention: CUPE 3913-Guelph University Employees

Category 5 – more than 3,000 members:


French newsletters:

Categories 1 and 2 – fewer than 300 members

SCFP 3700, Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec, Ste-Foy

Categorie 3, 300-1,000 membres

SCFP 375, Les débardeurs du Port de Montréal

Categories 4 and 5, more than 1,000 membres

SCFP 429, Fonctionnaires municipaux de Montréal


Best overall:    


Best division site:

Hospital Employees’ Union, B.C.

Honourable mention: CUPE Alberta

Best large local or organization site:

CUPE 15, Vancouver municipal, education and community workers

Honourable mention: CUPE 4400Toronto District School Board

Best small local or organization site:

CUPE 391, Vancouver and Gibsons Public Library Employees

Honourable mention: CUPE 606, Nanaimo Region, B.C.