K-12 hits the big screen in B.C.

BURNABY — K-12 education support workers will be featured on movie theatre screens in Cineplex theatres throughout B.C. starting on Friday, June 29, thanks to an animated spot promoting the important services they provide. The 30-second animation features “Rachel” and some of the CUPE members she comes into contact with throughout her day at school. […]

Village Workers reject ‘last offer’

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – CUPE 458 members have overwhelmingly rejected the Village of Harrison Hot Springs’ ‘last offer’ in a vote administered yesterday by the Labour Relations Board at the request of the Village. 14 of 17 eligible voters participated, voting 86 percent in favour of rejection. CUPE 458 President Darlene Worthylake says that union […]

June 30 deadline! Last week to nominate your favourite education support worker

The deadline for nominations for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education is Friday, June 30. This is the first time ever a category for support staff in public schools has been added to the awards. The “Outstanding Support” category is open to support staff currently working in the K–12 public school system (i.e. bus […]

New videos highlight CUPE members in Community Health

BURNABY—The more than 1,300 CUPE members who work in B.C.’s community health sector play an important role in health care service delivery, adding value to their communities while facing workload and other significant challenges on a daily basis, a new pair of CUPE videos reveals. “Building Caring Communities” and “Meeting the Challenges” feature CUPE members […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day: CUPE members speak on Reconciliation

BURNABY—A new video released this week by CUPE BC explores the meaning of Reconciliation and what people can do collectively and as individuals to foster equality and make Canada a more just society for Indigenous peoples. “Reconciliation: CUPE Members Speak” is a thought-provoking, five-minute video in which delegates to the union’s April convention address different […]

K-12 sector reaches tentative agreement with BCPSEA

VANCOUVER — A tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Council (PBC) and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) late Thursday evening on a provincial framework agreement for K-12 support staff.

CBA reaches tentative agreement for workers in community health

BURNABY—The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative deal on a new collective agreement. “We believe that our CUPE Community Bargaining Association members will be quite pleased with some of the gains made in this round of negotiations,” said CUPE Health Coordinator Chris Losito. “CUPE’s […]

Tentative agreements reached for General Services and Community Living

BURNABY—The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce that, after four weeks of negotiations and a 95-hour push over the last six days for a deal without concessions, a tentative agreement has been reached for General Services and Community Living with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA). The tentative agreements are […]

SFU workers’ pension plan secured following years of effort

BURNABY — CUPE 3338 members who work at Simon Fraser University, and other members of the Employees’ Joint Pension Committee (EJPC), will vote on ratification of proposed amendments to their pension plan this fall. Both the Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC) and the Board of Governors have approved the changes and the three employee groups […]