Strike averted for Kelowna jail guards

KELOWNA – In an effort to avoid any strike action, CUPE 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP detachment have agreed to enter binding arbitration with Commissionaires BC.  

Kelowna jail guards re-issue 72-hour strike notice

KELOWNA – CUPE Local 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment have re-issued 72-hour strike notice to Commissionaires BC, to be effective as of 6:00 a.m. Friday, December 22.     “Kelowna jail guards work to keep their community safe every day, and they deserve to make a living wage,” says CUPE […]

SFU residence workers vote to join CUPE

BURNABY – Simon Fraser University (SFU) student residence workers voted in favour of joining CUPE Local 3338 last week in a vote administered by the BC Labour Relations Board (LRB).  This group of workers includes 55 employees who work throughout SFU’s residences as community advisors, area coordinators, programming assistants and orientation assistants. “We are excited […]

Labour slate sweeps Pacific Blue Cross board elections

Progressive candidates take all seven seats as CUPE-led campaign nets massive voter turnout VANCOUVER—A massive turnout by Pacific Blue Cross primary plan holders at the benefit provider’s annual general meeting last night has resulted in half of the company’s board of directors being replaced by an entire slate of labour-endorsed candidates. The election of all […]

Update on CUPE 338 Strike

KELOWNA – The Labour Relations Board has made a ruling on Commissionaires BC’s application, and has ruled that the 72-hour strike notice issued by CUPE is of no force and effect. This means that the strike will NOT be proceeding as planned.  We want to be clear that the 72-hour strike notice was deemed void […]

Commissionaires BC attempts to derail jail guards strike

KELOWNA – After receiving 72-hour strike notice from their employees late Monday afternoon, Commissionaires BC has filed an application with the BC Labour Relations Board in an attempt to stop CUPE 338’s planned strike action.  “CUPE filed 72-hour strike notice at 3:53 p.m. on Monday December 11 with the BC Labour Relations Board and Commissionaires […]

Campaign for new Pacific Blue Cross board gathers momentum

BURNABY—Three months after the end of a 66-day lockout of staff by Pacific Blue Cross, the future of the non-profit benefits provider has come down to this: elections tomorrow (December 13) for the board of directors, at the company’s much-delayed annual general meeting, that could either signal a new era of progressive accountability at PBC […]

Site C decision a difficult one, but made based on facts, not politics—CUPE BC

CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the following statement today. Since taking office less than six months ago, the new government of BC NDP Premier John Horgan and his government have had to grapple with no shortage of bad policies and programs left in place by the outgoing BC Liberal government.  None of those issues […]