‘Public’ essential in Evergreen equation

BURNABY – The provincial Ministry of Transportation has announced it is once again moving ahead with plans for the Evergreen rapid transit line connecting Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) announced this week calls for private partner applicants “capable of designing, building, and financing the project”. The RFQ […]

CUPE 608 members to host Town Hall meeting in Penticton

PENTICTON — CUPE 608 members, municipal workers in Penticton, are hosting a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, July 7 on the importance of public recreation services to the residents of Penticton. “The Community Centre is a vital part of our community and we’ll be discussing how it will be operated in the future,” says CUPE […]

Bargaining update for CUPE members of CSSEA employers – talks break off for the summer

The multi-union bargaining committee met with the CSSEA/Employers throughout the month of June. These meetings failed to provide any substantive movement by either party. Unfortunately, CSSEA and the Employers are unavailable for further meetings until September which means a timely settlement is highly unlikely. The multi-union bargaining committee is meeting during the second week of […]

Three-year deal ratified at United Way

VICTORIA—The 15 CUPE members working at the United Way of Greater Victoria have ratified a three-year collective agreement. The deal includes 2.5 per cent wage increases in each of the three years. Improvements were also made to long-term vacation, benefits and job evaluation. CUPE 50 president John Burrows said the local is pleased with the […]

College staff locals serve notice to bargain

BURNABY—CUPE locals in the CUPE Colleges Bargaining Council (CCBC) have served notice for local bargaining with their employers. The council includes five CUPE locals that represent more than 2,000 staff at Camosun College (CUPE 2081), College of the Rockies (CUPE 2773), College of New Caledonia (CUPE 4951), North Island College (CUPE 3479) and Vancouver Island […]