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December 5, 2012

CUPE workers get contract at North Island College

COURTENAY—CUPE workers at North Island College have a new tentative collective agreement.  The agreement, signed yesterday, is a four-year, no-concessions agreement with four 1 per cent wage hikes spread over the final two years. 

The tentative contract is retroactive to 2010 and has

December 3, 2012

CUPE colleges construct framework deal

VANCOUVER—Three days of intense bargaining has produced a provincial framework deal for CUPE college support workers. The template for agreement was reached late Sunday night by the College and Institutes Support Staff Bargaining Association (CISSBA) and the government’s BC Post Secondary Employers' Association.

November 20, 2012

More BC colleges behind picket lines

VICTORIA–Five more BC community colleges are on strike.  The job action comes after failed last minute efforts by CUPE to get the provincial government to sign off on collective agreements with BC’s 3,000 CUPE college support workers.

November 8, 2012

College of New Caledonia talks tank

PRINCE GEORGE–Contract talks broke off today at the College of New Caledonia. CUPE Local 4951 says the negotiations reached an impasse after the union presented its offer of settlement to the college and were told the college has ‘no money’ for a new contract with its unionized workers.

August 22, 2012

UCBC sheds light on ‘shared services’

VANCOUVER – The Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee wants answers on the provincial government’s latest assault on post secondary jobs.  UCBC members from CUPE university locals at UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVic, Royal Roads and TRU met Monday to discuss the implications of the province’s Administrative Service

May 18, 2011

CUPE education bargainers meet – build solidarity

Terry Allen, Michelle Waite, Colleen Garbe and Lois Rugg.VANCOUVER—CUPE college and university bargaining committees met this week with the chair of the CUPE K-12 Presidents’ Council to talk issues and strategy.

April 29, 2011

CUPE college bargainers head back to local tables

BURNABY—CUPE locals in the CUPE Colleges Bargaining Council (CCBC) have returned to local bargaining tables to resume bargaining discussions.

The College and Institute Support Staff Bargaining Association (CISSBA) met with the Post-Secondary Employers’ Council (PSEA) last week and after joint discussions the parties agreed to resume provincial talks at a later time.  CISSBA includes CUPE (CCBC) members as well as BCGEU and FPSE support staff.

CCBC Chair Michelle Waite says that CUPE locals hope to have some good discussion and find solutions to in-house issues.

November 5, 2010

Employer cancels college bargaining at last minute

BURNABY-The College and Institute Support Staff Bargaining Association (CISSBA) announced today that provincial template-table bargaining has been cancelled by the Post Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA).

The PSEA confirmed on October 30 that it would not be attending bargaining sessions scheduled for November 2-5.

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