CoDev to host dialogue on Colombian conflict

VANCOUVER—The continuing controversy surrounding the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement will be a prominent subject on September 21-22, as CoDevelopment Canada hosts “Land, Trade & Democracy,” a dialogue about the Colombian conflict, Canada-Colombia relations and our role as Canadians. The event will be held on Friday, September 21, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at Simon Fraser […]

UVic workers serve strike notice

VICTORIA – CUPE support workers at the University of Victoria have served 72-hour strike notice.  Notice was served today with the clock starting on Sunday – putting the 1,500 members of CUPE locals 917 and 951 in a legal position for job action at 8am on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The locals say job action is imminent, but […]

Rally to support Community Social Services – September 13

STOP PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICESAND THE WORKERS WHO PROVIDE THEM! In the past decade, the BC Liberal government has taken millions out of the community social services sector – cutting programs, closing group homes and allowing waitlists to grow at an alarming rate. Enough is enough. It’s time to put badly-needed resources […]

Workers in community health sector to take strike vote

BURNABY—Talks to renew the Community Subsector Collective agreement have adjourned and the unions will be conducting a strike vote. “We are seeking a fair and reasonable deal,” said Pat Taylor, a CUPE member who sits on the multi-union bargaining committee. “Workers in community health have not had a pay increase since 2009 and our members […]

Job action likely even as CSSBA returns to bargaining table

Public rally to be held on September 13 in support of community social services BURNABY—With a strong strike mandate backing members’ demands for a fair deal in General Services and Community Living Services; the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) will meet with employers on September 17 and 18. Potential job action is likely without […]

City of New Westminster and CUPE 387 ratify new contract

NEW WESTMINSTER–CUPE 387 members have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the City of New Westminster. “We are pleased to be able to continue providing quality public services to the residents of New Westminster,” says CUPE 387 business agent George Habib. “We set out to achieve a fair and reasonable collective agreement for our […]

CUPE launches court action to save college programs

TERRACE – CUPE Local 2409 has filed an action in BC Supreme Court to settle vital programming issues with Northwest Community College. CUPE says NWCC decisions to cancel some courses and eliminate others will hurt students. The CUPE local, commonly called the Academic Workers Union, represents CUPE members and members of the Federation of Post […]

UCBC sheds light on ‘shared services’

VANCOUVER – The Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee wants answers on the provincial government’s latest assault on post secondary jobs.  UCBC members from CUPE university locals at UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVic, Royal Roads and TRU met Monday to discuss the implications of the province’s Administrative Service Delivery Transformation Project. The project had been quietly running over […]

Municipal workers give back to the community

CUPE 458 celebrates 60 years of public services with donations to Community Services  HOPE—Fraser Valley municipal workers presented three Community Services groups with donations aimed to help fund their youth programs at an event in Hope’s Memorial Park on Thursday, August 16th. CUPE 458 presented Chilliwack Community Services, Agassiz-Harrison Community Services and Hope Community Services […]

Okanagan library workers reach tentative agreement

KELOWNA—CUPE 1123 and the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) board have reached a tentative agreement. Details of the agreement will be released once the union and the ORL board have ratified the agreement. CUPE 1123 president Rose Jurkic says all job action has ceased as of August 9thand the union is glad that patrons can once […]