CUPE BC and CUPE Local 1816 launch campaign for new progressive Board of Directors at Pacific Blue Cross
BURNABY – CUPE BC and CUPE Local 1816 (Pacific Blue Cross employees) are launching a campaign to elect new progressive board members at benefits provider Pacific Blue Cross following a protracted labour dispute triggered by demands for concessions, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today. “Bad employers need to be held accountable wherever they emerge, […]
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 […]
Health Minister Adrian Dix announces new bargaining unit for paramedics and dispatchers to improve patient care
RICHMOND—Delegates to the 2017 convention of CUPE Local 873 (Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of B.C.) received a good news surprise this morning by way of a video greeting from Health Minister Adrian Dix, who announced that the new government is initiating a process to establish a standalone bargaining unit for the province’s 3700 paramedics […]
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 […]
Negotiations underway for Kimberley Library Workers
KIMBERLEY – Negotiations for a first collective agreement between CUPE Local 440 and the Kimberley Public Library began today, after library workers voted to join CUPE last June.
City and Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 50 Ratify Four Year Collective Agreement
VICTORIA, BC – The City of Victoria and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 50 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement for the period of January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.
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, […]