Talks break off as employer plays Grinch

Talks between the unions representing BC’s community social services workers and the employers association have broken off a little more than a week away from Christmas. The employers seem intent on playing the role of Grinch. The lost year Negotiations have dragged on for over 13 months. The collective agreement expired at the end of […]

Victory for public services and CUPE jobs at UBC

VANCOUVER—In November 2009 CUPE 116 at UBC filed an application with the Labour Relations Board in response to a growing trend for the university to contract out operations and maintenance of student housing and other services. The union was not only concerned that student housing was being eroded as part of the university’s core services, […]