/
/
/
/
/
CUPE workers shut down SFU

CUPE workers shut down SFU

BURNABYCUPE Local 3338 members shut down the Burnaby campus of SFU this morning at one minute after midnight (see photos). The striking workers say they will stay until midnight tonight.   Buses rerouted to avoid crossing the picket lines and TSSU teaching assistants were also on the lines. Visitors are being greeted by a huge SFU ‘ON STRIKE’ sign at the entrance to the campus. 

The 1,000 member union local has been trying to get the university to come to the bargaining table for a new contract for more than two years. All the other CUPE staffed universities in the province have already signed new collective agreements including at UBC, UVic, TRU, UNBC, Royal Roads and Thompson Rivers.

CUPE National President Paul Moist is heading up Burnaby Mountain this morning to walk the line with CUPE members.  Moist and CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill will be visiting more CUPE 3338 members downtown at 1pm when they hook up with fellow striking college support workers at Vancouver Community College for a show of post-secondary solidarity.

cope491

 

Share this
Share on facebook
Share on twitter

Latest News

CUPE members demonstrate how Education Assistants can help create thousands of new childcare spaces across BC

CUPE members demonstrate how Education Assistants can help create thousands of new childcare spaces across BC

May 20, 2022
COBBLE HILL – Arlene and Leanne are Education Assistants (EAs) in Cobble Hill, a small community in the Cowichan Valley. Together they staff the first before- and after-school program operated…
COBBLE HILL – Arlene and Leanne are Education Assistants (EAs) in Cobble Hill, a small community in the Cowichan Valley. Together they staff the first before- and after-school program operated...

Health Care presidents reissue call for more sector support

Health Care presidents reissue call for more sector support

May 19, 2022
BURNABY—The community health sector continues to suffer from systemic challenges arising from staffing shortages, workload, and mental health issues and needs more support in these areas, CUPE’s Health Care Presidents…
BURNABY—The community health sector continues to suffer from systemic challenges arising from staffing shortages, workload, and mental health issues and needs more support in these areas, CUPE’s Health Care Presidents...

Richmond school district budget must prioritize vital services for students

Richmond school district budget must prioritize vital services for students

May 18, 2022
RICHMOND– Protecting vital services students and families depend on in the Richmond School District must be the priority in tackling budget shortfalls, says the union representing Richmond public school workers….
RICHMOND– Protecting vital services students and families depend on in the Richmond School District must be the priority in tackling budget shortfalls, says the union representing Richmond public school workers....