CUPE 389 members at the NSWC ratify new agreement, lockout comes to an end

NORTH VANCOUVER – CUPE 389 employees at the North Shore Winter Club will be returning to work after being locked out by their employer for more than seven months. A tentative agreement was reached yesterday, December 23, with the assistance of a mediator and CUPE 389 members voted 91 percent in favour of ratifying the […]

Health science workers ratify 5 year collective agreement

BURNABY – Members of unions represented by the Health Sciences Professionals’ Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have voted to ratify an agreement with the Health Employers’ Association.  The 17,000 members of the bargaining association voted 76 percent in favour of the deal.“CUPE members voted against this agreement,” said Mark Hancock, President of CUPE BC. “We remain disappointed […]

NSWC employees reject club’s latest offer

NORTH VANCOUVER – Locked out CUPE employees at the North Shore Winter Club (NSWC) have overwhelmingly voted down the club’s latest contract offer. After being locked out for more than seven months the club’s managers and board members are now trying to cut the unionized work force in half. “The NSWC continues to show very […]

CUPE Locals avert strikes in Kootenays

KOOTENAYS – Members of CUPE Local 4165 in the School District 5 (Southeast Kootenay) and CUPE Local 748 School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) both achieved settlements with their respective employers and will be voting on ratification of collective agreements early this week. “It was thanks to the dedication and solidarity of our members that we […]

Additional Pro-D days for Okanagan Skaha schools is a pay cut for education workers

OKANAGAN SKAHA – Considered changes by the board of School District 67 (Okanagan Skaha) to the school calendar would negatively impact education workers and students, says CUPE. CUPE Local 523 barely averted a strike by reaching a settlement at the eleventh hour on December 2nd. Members however remain frustrated, and the Local is voicing opposition […]

Strike action set to start in Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE – Municipal workers in Prince George will begin withdrawing services at 8 a.m. Saturday morning after being without a collective agreement for nearly one year. More than 500 CUPE 399 and 1048 members have scheduled full scale job action at all city worksites. This is the first time job action has taken place […]

52 CUPE K-12 Locals have concluded bargaining, 5 tables remain unsettled

BURNABY- CUPE’s 57 BC K-12 Local bargaining committees have worked hard, and continue to make sure members receive fair deals through the implementation the Provincial Framework Agreement (PFA) negotiated by the CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council Provincial Bargaining Subcommittee and the BC Government on September 18th. The PFA provides CUPE education workers with a 3.5 […]

City workers issue strike notice

PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George municipal workers have issued 72-hour strike notice and are gearing up for job action according to CUPE 399 and 1048 presidents Gary Campbell and Janet Bigelow. “After months of negotiations the City is still refusing to adjust their mandate. This is our last option,” said CUPE 399 president Gary Campbell. […]

CUPE BC donates $10,000 to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines

VANCOUVER—Last week at its quarterly meeting, CUPE BC’s Executive Board voted to donate $10,000 to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines. “Many members of our union across the province have contacted our office to ask what CUPE BC can do to help citizens in the Philippines following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan last month, […]