What’s this about?

CUPE is concerned about precarious work in your workplace. The purpose of this survey is to gather information on the extent of precarious work in our workplaces, and to better understand the issues you face at work, and in your life as a result of your work. 

We would also like to know your ideas for what you think the local could do better to address your needs and if you have ideas for how the local could encourage all workers to get involved. This survey is for all staff who are not full-time permanent staff. 

Definition of precarious work: Precarious work is characterized by decreased employment security, reduced work continuity, low or inferior levels of pay, reduced worker control over the conditions and pace of work, limited or no access to health and welfare benefits and increased employer pressure for workplace "flexibility" leading to more part-time and term work, and less full-time regularized work.

How does it work?

We will be selecting up to 10 locals across BC to participate in this pilot project survey. This is because we want to get a high response rate that is representative of all types of precarious workers in the workplace, so we are selecting locals that have shown a strong interest in and commitment to understanding its precarious workers.

Is your local one of these locals? If so, please click on the link below. The survey should only take 10-15 minutes. We need your help to make this work!

If your local is interested in participating and would like more information, please contact us at sarah.stjohn@cupe.ca.

What’s in it for me and my local?

  1. A chance to enter a random draw for some great prizes from CUPE BC and your Local!
  2. Each participating local will receive a customized report at the completion of the project that may allow your local to better understand and address issues that affect you directly.
  3. By filling out the survey, you will be contributing to important policy recommendations that CUPE BC will put forward to help all of CUPE’s precarious workers – including you and your local.

City of Burnaby members (CUPE Local 23) please click here to complete the survey and enter your name into a draw for a great prize from CUPE BC and your Local.

Thompson Rivers University Members (CUPE Local 4879) please click here to complete the survey and enter your name into a draw for a great prize from CUPE BC and your Local.