CUPE News
Also in this section:

February 1, 2013

   |   Share This Story   

CUPE 2045 votes to merge with CUPE 401

PORT HARDY— CUPE 2045 members voted overwhelmingly in favour of merging with CUPE 401 last week.

The merger would see more than 250 CUPE 2045 members become three units of CUPE 401. CUPE 401 is a multi-sector local which currently represents almost 1,800 members across Vancouver Island.

“CUPE 2045 believes that this merger is the best move for our membership given the current bargaining climate and the issues our local is facing. Our municipal workers in Port Alice recently gave our bargaining committee a very strong strike mandate in efforts to achieve a fair and reasonable collective agreement,” says CUPE 2045 president Joanne Welch.

“CUPE 401 currently represents 11 units and has a much larger operating budget than we currently have, combining resources will give us access to greater bargaining expertise, more resources and better representation.”

Welch notes the next step is for CUPE 401 to hold a vote to accept the new members into their local, which is scheduled for February 4.

CUPE 2045 currently represents support staff for School District #85 (Vancouver Island North), municipal employees of the Village of Port Alice, and the recreational staff of the District of Port Hardy.

cope491

Related News

CUPE BC Fed Delegates Endorse Amber Hockin for President and Aaron Ekman for Secretary-Treasurer

Nov 24, 2014

VANCOUVER – CUPE delegates to the BC Federation of Labour convention today endorsed Amber Hockin for President and Aaron Ekman for Secretary-Treasurer more...

Union seeks new venue for Winterfest

Nov 22, 2014

CASTLEGAR – We all love Winterfest and your Castlegar city workers know that it’s an important annual community event. Unfortunately, the unresolved more...

CUPE picket lines will stay up through Winterfest tree lighting

Nov 20, 2014

CASTLEGAR – With the ongoing labour dispute and the City’s refusal to bargain, CUPE city workers will be maintaining picket lines during Winterfest, more...

CUPE targets United Church for workers’ plight

Nov 19, 2014

NARAMATA –CUPE has filed an application to have the United Church and Naramata Centre recognized as a common employer.  The move comes as CUPE workers more...

Click here for the archive