Big reward for recycling

CUPE workers recognized for their role in waste reduction and communications PORT COQUITLAM—In-house waste collection from CUPE 498 has played a key role in making Port Coquitlam among B.C.’s best. The city of Port Coquitlam was honored in Vancouver yesterday at the Union of BC Municipalities’ annual awards for its continued commitment to waste reduction […]

Student supporters occupy student society offices to protest SFU lockout

BURNABY—A group of SFU students began an occupation of the Simon Fraser Student Society’s offices today to protest the 79-day lockout of CUPE workers. Organized independently by a group of students, the sit-in is an act of civil disobedience to help put pressure on the Board of Directors to end the lockout. The students are […]

CUPE Locals help spread the word about literacy

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC and CUPE members from locals 15, 389, 391 and 1004 partnered together this past Sunday (Sept. 25) to celebrate reading and help advocate literacy at the 2011 “Word on the Street” event.  The festival held downtown at Vancouver Public Library’s main branch, Library Square, and attracts over 40,000 community members. The event gives […]

Reminder: Municipal Pension Plan AGM October 12, 2011

BURNABY—CUPE members are encouraged to attend the Municipal Pension Plan Annual General Meeting. There are two options for attending the meeting; either in person in Burnaby or via webcast wherever you may be that morning. The AGM is taking place Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (6083 McKay Avenue) and the meeting […]

SFU Lockout hits day 78, Board members vote to line their own pockets

BURNABY—Today marks day 78 of the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) lockout at SFU. It is also the day the SFU community learned that the SFSS Board of Directors quietly voted to double their compensation with the money saved by locking out their own staff. In doing so, the 16 student politicians on the Board […]

Tentative agreement for PNE workers

VANCOUVER—Members of CUPE Local 1004 and the Pacific National Exhibition have reached a tentative collective agreement.  A ratification vote will be held in the coming weeks. The CUPE 1004 bargaining team will be recommending acceptance of a three-year deal with wage increases of 1.5 per cent in each of the three years. The tentative agreement […]


BURNABY—With yesterday’s protest at Social Development Minister Harry Bloy’s office, concerned parents, self-advocates, and other citizens are ramping up their efforts to restore the $70 million in cuts to critical services provided by Community Living BC. The grassroots, parent-led initiative to fight CLBC cuts includes a petition that CUPE members are encouraged to sign and […]

Cupe picket lines up at SFU Surrey

SURREY – An expanded picket line by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, as part of the ongoing labour dispute with the Simon Fraser Student Society, is up at SFU Surrey (SFU Surrey Mezzanine, 250-13450 102 Avenue), starting at 830am today. CUPE is asking students, staff, and faculty to respect the picket lines and refuse […]

Mass rallies followed by tentative deal for AC flight attendants

VANCOUVER—The flags had barely been rolled up and the placards put down this morning, after the country’s final boisterous solidarity rally in support of Air Canada’s 6,800 flight attendants, when an agreement in principle was reached between the airline and the union, represented by CUPE’s Air Canada Component. The tentative deal—which ends the threat of […]