BURNABY, BC — The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) BC President Barry O’Neill today encouraged elected school boards to pressure the B.C. government to repeal anti-union legislation imposing a two-year contract on teachers.
“A number of school boards have already passed resolutions urging the BC government to take constructive steps to bring an end to the teacher job action that is being supported by 25,000 CUPE school workers,” said O’Neill. “Our elected school boards have an important role to play here.”
O’Neill also called on CUPE members and concerned citizens to approach their school boards about pressuring the B.C. government. “CUPE members are walking the lines with teachers. We are in full support of the fight to restore free collective bargaining for public sector workers,” said O’Neill.
CUPE BC president