Council Watch

Do you have a member of your local who is dedicated to following the movements of your council, school board or other elected bodies? Knowing the movements of your various elected bodies is vital in keeping abreast of the big picture in your community.

For example, is there talk about upgrading your recreation centre? Is there the possibility of a new arena under discussion? Are you losing trades jobs to outside contractors? Is there talk of privatizing municipal water? All these services should remain in the public domain.

Contact CUPE BC to receive your Council Watch package at 604-291-9119. This kit has all the tools you and your local need to get started.


City Watch

City Watch is a CUPE-sponsored program designed to prevent and reduce crime in communities throughout British Columbia.

CUPE locals work together with local government and police to give outside CUPE workers and their dispatchers special training in watching for and reporting criminal or suspicious activity in the community.

During the course of their jobs, CUPE workers can keep their eyes and ears open and help prevent crime and accidents in B.C. communities.

City Watch gives us the chance to help make our communities safe and secure – or our own families and for others. If you would like information on how to bring City Watch into your community, please contact CUPE BC at 604-291-9119.

Committee members

Len Arabia
Local 339
Bryan Bickley
Alternate Regional Vice President Fraser Valley, Local 458, CUPE BC Executive Board
Janet Bigelow
Local 1048
Aman Cheema
Local 402
Brenda Coombs
Local 15
Hugh Cullinan
Local 454
Kathryn Davies
Communications advisor
Bonnie Lynn Duncan
Local 1004
Adam Gow
Local 374
Blaine Gurrie
Local 401
Kevin Hansen
Local 1908
Jolene Lamoureux
Regional Vice President Okanagan Region, Local 338
Dan MacBeth
Local 50
Tom O'Leary
Municipal National Representative
Dennis Stock
Local 718