White Rock city workers ratify new agreement

WHITE ROCK – CUPE workers ended their month-long job action today, ratifying a new four-year collective agreement. CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that CUPE members stood together and, in taking historic strike action, made it clear to their employer that they were serious about the issues on the bargaining table. “We made some important […]

Tentative agreement reached for White Rock civic workers

WHITE ROCK – The City of White Rock and CUPE workers have reached a tentative agreement. CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that details of the settlement will be released pending a ratification vote by local members tomorrow (Saturday). CUPE 402-01 represents 100 City of White Rock workers. The union began job action with an […]

K-12 workers—Thanks for the solidarity!

BURNABY—CUPE BC President Mark Hancock and Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro today thanked the 27,000 CUPE workers in the K-12 system for their solidarity and support for the BC Teachers Federation on the picket line this week. “I had the opportunity to visit a number of picket lines in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island this […]

CUPE BC’s Political Action Conference—Walking the Talk

RICHMOND—CUPE BC’s 2014 political action conference—Walking the Talk—kicked off last night in Richmond with a keynote address by Jeremy Bird, a key campaign official on US President Barack Obama’s two election campaigns. Bird shared examples of how the Obama campaigns combined “old school” traditional organizing with modern technology, but stressed that no technology can replace […]

United Church Naramata Centre violates Labour Code to undermine strike

NARAMATA – The Labour Relations Board has ordered Naramata Centre to stop using replacement workers as a way to get around the legal strike of its employees. Centre workers who belong to the Canadian Union of Public Employees began a full strike on May 15 and it quickly became clear that the Church Centre was […]

CUPE shows strong solidarity with teachers

BURNABY – CUPE members joined picket lines on Monday morning as the BCTF began its first day of rotating job actions.  CUPE members throughout B.C. are showing their solidarity on the line.  Please send us your photos. Email to jszliske@cupe.ca A gallery of photos of the event can be seen here, or visit CUPE BC’s […]

Responsibility for crisis in BC school system lies with BC Liberals—CUPE BC

BURNABY—With rotating strikes by the BC Teachers Federation set to begin Monday, Premier Christy Clark should skip her party’s glitzy convention in Kelowna this weekend and get back to work finding a real solution to the dispute her government has created, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock said today. “I’m sure it’s more comfortable for a […]

Rally for striking White Rock workers attracts big crowd, high energy

WHITE ROCK – Members of CUPE Local 402-01 walking the picket line in White Rock were joined yesterday by CUPE BC officers, CUPE members from around the Lower Mainland, members of other unions, and representatives of the BC Federation of Labour for a solidarity rally outside White Rock City Hall. The rally was emceed by […]

No movement from employer in White Rock labour dispute

WHITE ROCK – CUPE workers are frustrated and questioning how City negotiators could come back to the bargaining table today unprepared and with no proposals to assist in getting to a settlement. CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that the union presented the City with a package which included a Long-Term Disability plan, paid by […]

Ambulance Paramedics reach tentative deal

VANCOUVER – CUPE Local 873 ambulance paramedics and the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) have reached a tentative agreement with the BC Health Employers Association. The five-year-deal includes a 5.5-per-cent general wage increase over the life of the contract. It also limits contracting out, expands employment options and protects benefits.  The agreement, reached this week with […]