New Contract at New Caledonia

PRINCE GEORGE – Cupe Local 4951 support workers and the College of New Caledonia have reached a tentative four-year collective agreement. The no-concessions deal is in line with the provincial BC colleges framework worked out between CUPE and the BC Post Secondary Employers’ Association (on behalf of the provincial government).  The agreement calls for no […]

Member Generosity at Work

VICTORIA—Thanks to the Brothers and Sisters of Vancouver Island District Council, the holidays will be a lot warmer for at-risk youth in the Capital region this year. Donations to the VIDC’s fourth annual Socks for Kids drive on December 8 yielded 479 pairs of socks, which were delivered to Sanctuary Youth Centre in Victoria—a timely […]

CSS job action rolls out across Vancouver Island

VICTORIA—In the largest job actions undertaken since rotating strikes began two months ago, community social services workers at more than 20 agencies rallied support for a fair deal throughout the week of December 10. As job actions swept across the island – from Campbell River to Parksville, Courtney, Nanaimo, and Victoria – striking workers from […]

Right to Recovery Walk Supports Rainier Women’s Drug Treatment in the Downtown Eastside

VANCOUVER – The day after Justice Wally Oppal’s report presents recommendations to improve support for vulnerable women, the Right to Recovery Walk aims to stop a cut to an addiction recovery program at the Rainier Hotel – the only women’s treatment centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  Beginning at 9AM, Tuesday December 18th the women of […]

CUPE 23 ratifies new collective agreement

BURNABY— The City of Burnaby and its municipal workers, CUPE 23 members, have reached a new four-year collective agreement. CUPE 23 members held their ratification vote last night (December 12) while the City of Burnaby ratified the agreement this past Monday. “Working directly with the employer we were able to quickly and effectively negotiate a […]

Community social services workers brave the cold to help the needy

NANAIMO – Members of CUPE, HEU, and HSA served baked goods, hot chocolate and coffee, and distributed warm clothing to people in need as their community social services locals took a day of strike action out to the general public. The event, held at Diana Krall Plaza in downtown Nanaimo drew several dozen members of […]

Caring professionals to help those in need while on strike

Agency workers to serve hot food, distribute warm clothing in Nanaimo on Wednesday NANAIMO—Community social services workers who continue to provide vital services despite being on strike since mid-October will take their job action to a new level on Wednesday (December 12), holding a public action in Nanaimo aimed at sending a strong message to […]

HSBPA Bargaining Update: Health science professionals call off job action

Vancouver— The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) has called off rotating strikes planned for this week. Following three round-the-clock days of talks mediated by veteran labour mediator Vince Ready, the government tabled a proposal just before midnight Saturday for a wage increase and massive concessions. The proposal adds up to a general wage increase […]

Health science professionals plan continuation of rotating strikes

VANCOUVER – Health science professionals began rotating strikes yesterday to put pressure on government to get serious about bargaining a new collective agreement with the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA). Yesterday pharmacists reduced services to essential services only, while today public health inspectors and licensing officers are reducing their services to essential services only. […]