CUPE paramedics honoured with Diamond Jubilee Award

OTTAWA—Nine members of the BC Ambulance Paramedics, CUPE Local 873, have been awarded with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. This prestigious award recognizes these members for the work they have done to promote the paramedics profession locally, provincially and nationally. The awards were presented yesterday (November 19) by federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq and […]

Health science professionals vote 90 per cent in favour of striking

VANCOUVER—Health science professionals have delivered a resounding 90 percent strike vote to back their bargaining committee in negotiations with BC’s health employers. “This strong vote sends a clear message to government and health authorities that it’s time to come to the table and negotiate a fair and reasonable collective agreement,” said Chris Losito, CUPE bargaining […]

More BC colleges behind picket lines

VICTORIA–Five more BC community colleges are on strike.  The job action comes after failed last minute efforts by CUPE to get the provincial government to sign off on collective agreements with BC’s 3,000 CUPE college support workers. Campus-wide CUPE strikes start at 6am this morning and include North Island College, Vancouver Island University, Camosun College, College […]