I would like to thank the membership for giving me the opportunity to attend this years CUPE BC Conference. All CUPE locals within BC are given the opportunity to have input or attend these conferences.

CUPE National has several committees, I sit on the Education Committee. Part of the responsibilities of each committee is to put forth resolutions that help support our unions or help to bring change with current government.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our Local to be part of those decisions. While it is not an easy job to do, it is very rewarding being able to support our union this way.

The Education committee’s resolutions were to have scholarships for Indigenous peoples and women in trades to attend convention and also to have CUPE courses offered in different languages so that everyone has access to education.

The resolutions were many, they varied but they all supported CUPE in one way or another.

Again I want to thank my local for the opportunity to attend.

Amy Smith