CUPE BC’s Ten Percent Shift campaign continued to gather steam, with presentations on the community economic benefits of supporting local businesses delivered in communities and regions throughout BC. The shift is also taking root on the East coast, with campaigns underway in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

CUPE Ontario is part of the antipoverty campaign Raise the Rates. Through rallies, community outreach and other public events, CUPE and its allies are calling on the Liberal government to raise social assistance rates by 55 per cent, raise the minimum wage to $14 an hour, and restore an important program that helps people on social assistance find and keep housing.