Provincial bargaining strategies conference to bridge CUPE sectors

RICHMOND—CUPE Regional’s first provincial bargaining strategies conference in three years kicks off this week (January 31-February 3), with about 260 delegates prepared to tackle the key issues facing all sectors at the bargaining table in 2012. The conference, themed “Bridging our Sectors to Strengthen Free Collective Bargaining in B.C.,” takes place at the Vancouver Airport […]

CUPE progressing on K-12 local agreements

BURNABY– In December, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing 26,000 members in B.C.’s public school system, reached a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement with the BC Public School Employers’ Association. That agreement (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012) was overwhelmingly endorsed by CUPE’s K-12 Presidents’ Council that is made up of presidents from the […]

First bargaining dates set for Community Social Services

Multi-union CSSBA, employers agency to commence talks during week of February 27 BURNABY— Community-based social service workers across British Columbia are returning to the bargaining table in 2012. Your current collective agreement expires on March 31, 2012. The first dates for bargaining with the employer have now been set for the week of February 27. […]

Community Health Services and Support – Members begin negotiations

BURNABY—Representatives of CUPE’s Community Health Services and Support members are set to begin talks with the employer this week. Delegates to a bargaining convention in October put wages and benefits at the top of the priority list. Members also directed their representatives to the bargaining table to seek improvements in compressed work week arrangements, job […]

CUPE Community social services workers deserve recognition and respect

BURNABY—Community Social Services workers deserve a fair wage increase that addresses the gap making us the lowest paid unionized public service workers in British Columbia.  And that’s exactly what CUPE and other unions representing CSS workers will be seeking in the next round of bargaining. Wage freezes have got to stop. CSS workers are falling […]

City of Nanaimo workers ratify three-year deal

NANAIMO— CUPE municipal workers and the City of Nanaimo have ratified a new collective agreement. 750 members of CUPE 401 have approved a new deal that includes a two per cent wage increase in each of the three years, as well as significant improvements to extended health care coverage and improvements to the language. CUPE […]

VIDC Sock Drive nets more than $1,000

VICTORIA—Thanks to a combined effort by the Vancouver Island District Council and CUPE 374, more than $1,000 in socks and cash was raised over the holidays to benefit youth in need on Southern Vancouver Island. Sponsored by the VIDC Women’s Committee, this was the third annual sock drive for Island Locals. Proceeds are donated to […]