Improving the quality of life for workers in Victoria, B.C. since 1918

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Ginger Goodwin

The B.C. government has declared July 27 as Ginger Goodwin Day, celebrating a man considered a pioneer of B.C.'s labour movement. He played a key role in leading the two-year-long…
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The wild woman of the Winnipeg strike

The wild woman of the Winnipeg strike On a hot summer afternoon in Winnipeg's Market Square in 1917, a crowd of 2,000 listened to labour activists urge them to resist…
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Local 50 at the 56th CUPE BC Convention

Executive Members of CUPE Local 50 attended the 56th CUPE BC Convention last week.                       

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The History of CUPE Local 50

The story of Local 50 is more than the story of the 55 men who met one evening in 1918 and formed a local of the Civic Employees’ Protection Association. It is the story of those men and the ones who came after – the story of fathers and sons. It is also the story of a fight for women’s rights in the workplace – the story of brothers and sisters. It is a story of working with other organizations and within the community – a story of family.

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