PNE and CUPE 1004 reach tentative contract

VANCOUVER – The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1004, which represents approximately 3,300 PNE full time, part time and Fair-time employees, are pleased to announce the successful completion of bargaining. 

CUPE files application to picket Pacific Blue Cross allies

  YOU’RE SERVED—CUPE 1816 President Beth Miller serves notice of application to picket at Community Insurance Services, one of 29 travel insurance brokers listed as “preferred brokers” of PBC, on Wednesday afternoon. LRB filing targets 29 insurance firms identified as ‘preferred brokers’ during labour dispute BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees today filed an application […]

Labour Day 2017 finally an opportunity for working people to celebrate

Every year at this time, labour leaders are asked for their thoughts on the importance of Labour Day, and each year we talk about the history of the labour movement, the gains we have made for working people, unionized or not, and the importance of solidarity as we stand up to anti-worker and anti-union governments.

CUPE BC celebrates the life of Local 1048 President, Sister Janet Bigelow

Prince George residents and CUPE members across BC and Canada were deeply saddened to learn on August 10th of the loss of CUPE Local 1048 President, Sister Janet Bigelow. A powerful representative of City of Prince George employees and a defender of quality public services, a strong voice on the North Central Labour Council, and […]

Labour Relations Board sanctions Pacific Blue Cross

LRB issues cease and desist order for benefit provider’s illegal use of replacement workers BURNABY—In separate rulings involving three managers at Pacific Blue Cross, the British Columbia Labour Relations Board (LRB) has found that the non-profit benefits provider violated Section 68 of the Labour Relations Code by using prohibited replacement workers. In a decision released […]

Pacific Blue Cross harming its brand with lockout: Labour

Company to blame for hassles caused by service delays, union leaders tell local rally BURNABY—By locking out its unionized staff, Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) is only hurting its corporate brand and weakening the company with service disruptions and a mounting backlog of unprocessed benefit claims, union leaders told a picket line rally in support of […]

CUPE BC launches video on appropriate pronoun use

BURNABY—With the release of a new online video during Pride week, CUPE BC is working to inform members and the broader public of the appropriate use of gender pronouns that honours how individuals identify themselves. As our union celebrates pride and diversity with all LGBTQ comrades, the video provides guidance on how to be respectful […]

Whistler RCMP support workers join CUPE 2010

WHISTLER – Support workers at the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s RCMP detachment decided to become members of CUPE Local 2010 at a Labour Board vote counted this morning.   “We are very happy to welcome this department into our local,” said CUPE 2010 Vice President Pete Rozsa. “They will now have a collective bargaining agreement […]