Postponement of AGM a ‘Pacific Double Cross’: CUPE BC

BURNABY— Tuesday’s announcement by Pacific Blue Cross that the company has cancelled its scheduled September 7 annual general meeting and is deferring the society’s next AGM “until normal service levels resume” is politically motivated and violates the democratic process of the non-profit society, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today. “Pacific Blue Cross bylaws require […]

Hancock to Pacific Blue Cross: Time to get serious

BURNABY—CUPE National President Mark Hancock had a sober message for Pacific Blue Cross when he joined locked out CUPE 1816 members at the picket line on Monday afternoon: cutting employees’ retiree benefits is a good way to ruin the PBC brand. “These workers are the heart and soul of Pacific Blue Cross. They’ve made the […]

CUPE BC announces fund to assist CUPE members impacted by wildfires

BURNABY – CUPE BC’s Executive Board has voted to create an emergency fund for CUPE members and their families impacted by the hundreds of wildfires in the Interior, CUPE BC Secretary-Treasurer Trevor Davies said today. “We’re establishing this emergency fund with an initial contribution of $10,000 from CUPE BC,” said Davies. “We’re encouraging CUPE Locals […]

Pacific Blue Cross locks out employees

BURNABY—CUPE 1816 members on rotating legal job actions against Pacific Blue Cross found themselves locked out this morning, the result of a company policy announced as the Union held a rally outside the benefit provider’s offices last week.