New agreement for Sechelt library workers makes important gains for precarious workers

SECHELT—Workers for the Sechelt Public Library, represented by CUPE 391, are celebrating the recent ratification of their new collective agreement. After three days of collaborative negotiations, union and library representatives were able to reach a positive agreement that addresses key issues for precarious workers.   “It was a productive round of negotiations, and we are […]

CUPE postpones job action for Flair flight attendants

Union shifts focus to legal fight with airline following company memo to employees BURNABY— Due to recent actions by Flair Airlines that have raised concerns for the job security of CUPE 4060 members—actions the union will be challenging at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)—the Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off job action […]

CUPE issues 72-hour strike notice to Flair Airlines

Union cites company’s two-tier wage, benefit structure for breakdown in bargaining BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees has filed 72-hour strike notice for Local 4060, representing 139 flight attendants who work for ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines. The union issued the strike notice following a December 5 mediated session with the employer in which the two […]

K-12 back on the big screen

BURNABY – As part of a province-wide K-12 Presidents Council campaign to build public understanding of the services CUPE members provide and their importance in public education, the union’s K-12 members will be featured on movie theatre screens throughout B.C. during this year’s winter break. Landmark Theatres will carry the 30-second animation from December 7 […]

CUPE BC celebrates International Persons with Disabilities Day

BURNABY—Each year on December 3, the United Nations announces a new theme in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. CUPE British Columbia joins with members with disabilities in celebrating and applauding this year’s theme of “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” To honour and celebrate members with disabilities, CUPE […]

CUPE 4951-01 ratifies contract

PRINCE GEORGE – Early childhood educators and a custodian at the child care centre at College of New Caledonia (CNC) have ratified a contract with the non-profit Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre Society. “Because of the good relationship between the employer and our members who work at the centre, negotiations were respectful and successful […]

Creston Valley library workers ratify new agreement

Expanded benefits will make a big difference for families, says CUPE 4959 CRESTON – CUPE 4959 and the Creston Library Association have signed off on a new collective agreement that includes a range of provisions and expanded benefits that will have a positive impact on families in the Valley, the local said today. “We want […]

CUPE BC endorses Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore for BC Federation of Labour leadership

BURNABY—CUPE BC’s Executive Board has voted to endorse Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore for president and secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour. Incumbent president Irene Lanzinger and secretary-treasurer Aaron Ekman have announced they are not seeking re-election. “On behalf of all 92,000 CUPE members in British Columbia, I want to thank both Irene and […]

Tentative agreement reached for B.C.’s Health Science Professionals

BURNABY—After almost 10 weeks of bargaining, a three-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that is remarkable for the range of improvements included. Highlights of the proposed April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 agreement include a general wage increase of […]