K-12 Presidents’ Council accomplishes much

The K-12 Presidents’ Council discussed issues affecting members, heard provincial committee reports, and talked about upcoming bargaining at their recent meeting in Richmond. RICHMOND – The K-12 Presidents’ Council met last week in Richmond. CUPE BC President Paul Faoro spoke about the current political landscape in B.C. with the swearing in of Premier John Horgan […]

CUPE BC statement on Fernie workplace tragedy

BURNABY – Following today’s announcement from the B.C. Coroner’s Service identifying the three workers killed in a tragic workplace accident in Fernie earlier this week, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and National President Mark Hancock issued the following statement: “It was confirmed by the B.C. Coroner’s Service this morning that two of the victims in […]

City of Kelowna Commissionaires renew strike mandate

KELOWNA – CUPE Local 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment have voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action after negotiations broke down with the Commissionaires and the City of Kelowna.

CUPE 1004 welcomes new members

VANCOUVER – CUPE 1004 welcomed 11 new members this week, ground staff at China Airlines. The Canada Industrial Relations Board granted the application for certification on October 3. “CUPE 1004 is pleased to welcome these new members to our Local,” said CUPE 1004 President Andrew Ledger. “All workers who want to belong to a union […]

Legal slap-down of BC Nurses raiding a ‘big win’ for labour

BC Supreme Court ruling finds no merit in BCN arguments for targeting HSA, PEA jobs BURNABY—A BC Supreme Court ruling to reject the BC Nurses’ request for a judicial review of earlier decisions dismissing their applications to raid other unions is an important victory for the labour movement, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees, […]