CUPE Celebrates is our union’s annual report, highlighting our accomplishments and the strides we’ve made. It’s a snapshot of our leadership and activism in defending public services, strengthening our union and standing up for workers’ rights.
The direction from our last convention is clear: CUPE must build a movement of resistance. And that’s been our focus over the past year, as we continue to fight for good jobs and public services through collective action at the bargaining table and in our communities, and by being politically active.
A more involved membership is the key to this movement. With our members more engaged, CUPE can fulfil its core mandate of building a better country by electing governments that respect workers and public services. We are increasing this power through the Fairness project.
We are also increasing our strength at the bargaining table. This year, members at our first-ever national sector council conference learned from each other and shared winning strategies. The result is members better prepared for negotiations and ready to stand up for good jobs and services for everyone.
Together with our allies, we advanced the struggle to protect and expand health care, for more accessible child care, for good jobs, and a secure retirement for all Canadians.
Our solidarity with allies at home and around the world is another important way we’ve learned and grown as a movement this past year. In many ways both big and small, we made a difference as we stand up for better workplaces and communities in Canada and around the world.
Member by member, community by community we are expanding and strengthening our connections, fostered by solidarity and shared values. There is so much to be proud of. Our work in 2014 has laid a solid foundation for us in the coming year, as we mobilize to elect Canada’s first New Democratic government.
In 2015, let’s work together for a better future for everyone.