Busload of CUPE, HEU members walk for community social services

VICTORIA—At the conclusion of Community Social Services Awareness Month on March 31, some 45 CUPE and HEU members from the Lower Mainland joined a crowd of more than 300 people in the provincial capital for the fourth annual Walk for Community Social Services. The bus trip to Victoria united members of CUPE 1936 and the […]

Okanagan Library Workers vote in favour of strike

KELOWNA— CUPE library workers in the Okanagan have voted over 96 per cent in favour of a strike. The strong strike mandate stems from frustration members are feeling about the employer’s unwillingness to negotiate says CUPE 1123 president and bargaining committee member Rose Jurkic. Negotiations are at a standstill after multiple bargaining sessions and two […]

CUPE heads back to bargaining in BC’s colleges sector

In the late spring of 2011, CUPE as part of the Colleges and Institutes Support Staff Bargaining Association (CISSBA), put provincial bargaining on hold to try and make some progress at local tables. After months of a frustrating lack of progress with individual employers, CUPE bargaining reps are headed back to the provincial college sector […]