CUPE National and CUPE BC presidents join locked out NSWC employees on picket line

NORTH VANCOUVER—CUPE National President Paul Moist and CUPE BC President Mark Hancock joined locked out CUPE 389 members on the picket line at the North Shore Winter Club (NSWC) Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday marked day 75 of the lockout, but both Moist and Hancock assured CUPE 389 members that CUPE National and CUPE BC would be […]

CUPE member hit by car at NSWC picket line

NORTH VANCOUVER – Day 75 of the North Shore Winter Club (NSWC) lockout took an unexpected turn when a CUPE member was hit by a car crossing the picket line at the club. Witnesses say that the man was attempting to move out of the way for the car when he was struck. Shortly after […]

Community living and family service programs may be cut as Liberals fail to provide promised bridge funding

BURNABY – Services for vulnerable families may be cut across B.C. following the government’s failure to provide bridge funding for a 1.5% wage increase that was negotiated for frontline workers earlier this year, the Community Social Services Bargaining Association says. Family service workers provide vital community-based social programs for vulnerable children, struggling youth and families […]

All Community Social Service workers deserve their negotiated pay increase

BURNABY—Your multi-union bargaining association is working to ensure that all community social service workers receive the wage increase they are entitled to as of April 1, 2013 without any cuts to agency programs or services. We have learned that a small number of employers are not paying the 1.5% wage increase that was agreed to […]

CUPE education workers’ strike mandate set

BURNABY—After the first week of summer vacation for students, education workers across the province are resolved to make sure BC schools are clean, safe, and inclusive.  The 27,000 CUPE education workers have voted to strike in almost all of the 57 K-12 Locals, in 53 school districts. Going without a wage increase since 2009, CUPE […]

Kelowna youth programs face cuts ahead of by-election

The B.C. Liberal government’s failure to properly fund the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club in Kelowna-Westside may lead to youth service cuts, CUPE and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union has learned. The Okanagan Boys and Girls Club is a leading provider of programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational […]

Local government by-elections crucial to democracy—CUPE BC

BURNABY—In order to ensure proper representation for local governments, Premier Christy Clark should instruct her caucus members who left local council or mayors’ positions to run as MLAs to resign their local government positions so they can be replaced in by-elections, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock said today. “There’s no question that by-elections will cost […]

SFU workers ratify deal

BURNABY – The prolonged labour dispute between Simon Fraser University and the 1,000 members of CUPE Local 3338 has finally come to a close as workers ratified a four year deal following three days of electronic voting which ended 4 PM on Friday, June 28th. The no concession deal included two-percent wage increases in each […]