SASC workers at UBC join CUPE

VANCOUVER – Workers at the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) at UBC voted to become members of CUPE 1936 in a BC Labour Relations Board vote conducted on February 22.  “We are very pleased to welcome this group of workers into our local,” said CUPE 1936 President Sheryl Burns. “We represent many agencies that […]

Survey results in, bargaining prep begins for community social services

BURNABY—The results of CUPE’s bargaining survey for members in community social services have been complied and summarized and are ready for the CUPE CSS bargaining committee to use in developing proposals for bargaining. The CSS bargaining committee met on February 20 in order to prepare for the next round of provincial bargaining in the sector. […]

Budget 2018 a great first step towards a fairer, more affordable province with more opportunity for people to succeed—CUPE BC

VICTORIA—B.C. Finance Minister Carole James’s first full provincial budget continues the new BC NDP government’s work in turning the page on 16 years of BC Liberal governments, introducing new programs and additional funding to make life fairer and more affordable for British Columbians, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today. “The new government’s first full […]

Horgan government Throne Speech shows a positive, progressive vision for people

VICTORIA – Yesterday’s Throne Speech outlining the John Horgan government’s agenda for this legislative session was a bold change of direction from previous BC Liberal governments, CUPE BC general vice presidents Michelle Waite and Karen Ranalletta said today. Waite, who represented CUPE at the Legislature yesterday, said that the NDP’s legislative agenda begins the hard […]

Conference prepares CUPE health workers for bargaining

NEW WESTMINSTER—CUPE members in B.C.’s community health sector continue to struggle with challenges such as low wages and high workload, but—with a new provincial government committed to a strong public health care system and renewed efforts toward coordinated bargaining—there is cautious optimism heading into the coming round of contract negotiations, delegates to a CUPE health […]

CUPE 411 files Human Rights Complaint against Trustee and SD33

CUPE 411 members hear details of the Human Rights Complaint with lawyer Carmela Allevato and learn about human rights through a presentation by CUPE National Human Rights Rep Cheryl Colborne CHILLIWACK – When Trustee Barry Neufeld made homophobic and transphobic comments regarding the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy adopted by School District 33, […]

CUPE 1936-09, Hastings Community Association reach new deal

VANCOUVER — CUPE Local 1936-09 and the Hastings Community Association have signed off on a retroactive, five-year collective agreement that includes flat-rate wage increases averaging 9 per cent over the term, improved human rights and anti-harassment language, and no concessions.