/
/
/
/
/
CUPE protects jobs in Grand Forks’ agreement

CUPE protects jobs in Grand Forks’ agreement

GRAND FORKS – CUPE has reached an agreement with the City of Grand Forks, protecting jobs and avoiding staff layoffs initially announced in September.

CUPE local 4728 President Sukie Lawrence said that the agreement is based on a proposal developed by the union identifying measures that help address the employer’s financial shortfall, while at the same time treating workers with dignity.

The union received much community support and on December 14, released an open letter to the Mayor and Council outlining the situation, including assurances from the city that it would take measures to avoid layoff of active employees.

“We are pleased that in the end, after three difficult months, that the City agreed to place a priority on protecting its workers while addressing its financial problems,” said Lawrence.

The union looks forward to a fresh start in its relationship with its employer following the agreement. 

 

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....