CUPE Sectors
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Health

CUPE represents approximately 4,600 workers within BC's health sector.

Emergency Services

Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. form the largest group of health care workers in CUPE, representing 3,500 members in CUPE Local 873. Ambulance paramedics provide pre-hospital care throughout the province. They cover an area of 366,255 square miles. 

A sub-local of CUPE Local 873 represents 290 emergency dispatchers who work for Vancouver-based ECOMM taking and dispatching calls for police and fire in the Lower Mainland.

Health Authorities

CUPE also represents over 1,000 community health workers who work for three of B.C.'s Health Authorities.

We have over 500 members in the Health Sciences Professional Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and about 500 in the the Health Services and Support Community Subsector Bargaining Association (HSSCBA).

These are provincial associations in which the HSA and the BCGEU respectively are the lead unions.

CUPE members provide diagnostic, clinical, inspection, advocacy, home support, counseling, preventative, and rehabilitation services in the following Health Authorities:

Health Agencies

We also represent employees of health-related agencies that fall under the HSSCBA in the following workplaces:

 Sector Coordinator: Troy Clifford, CUPE National Rep, BC Regional Office

April 11, 2014

Work week ruling sends community health employers back to Square 1

VANCOUVER - Employers who failed to follow a fair and negotiated process to transition employees to a 37.5 hour work week will have to start over, according to an arbitrator's ruling issued this week. The 2012 – 2014 collective agreement for health science professionals, including 725 CUPE members, includes an extension of the work week to 37.5 hours from 36. Employers were to consult with staff and consider local work site factors when changing schedules. But the process was often ignored, ...

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