K-12 Presidents Council approves provincial framework agreement

RICHMOND — The K-12 Presidents Council voted this week to recommend the provincial framework agreement negotiated with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) in mid-July. CUPE locals will table the provincial framework agreement with their proposals in bargaining with their respective school districts. “I’d like to thank the provincial bargaining committee for their hard […]

All in the CUPE family

Five locals give back to their community with picnic in the park PORT MOODY—Cloudy weather was not enough to dampen spirits at the fourth annual Tri-Cities family picnic in the park on Saturday (September 22). Before a spectacular view of Burrard Inlet, members from five CUPE locals served up hotdogs, snacks and refreshments while providing […]

CUPE 1936 applauds new supports and wage boosts for early childhood educators

VANCOUVER—This week’s announcement by the provincial government of a new recruitment and retention strategy for early childhood educators is welcome news not only for B.C. children but also for the hard working professionals who care for them, says Local 1936 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Under the Province’s ChildCare BC plan, early childhood […]

ANSWERING THE CALL: CUPE members donate $2,000 to help local society struck by theft

Back row, left to right: North Delta MLA Ravi Kahlon and Nikolai Karpun from the Burns Bog Conservation Society; front row, left to right: Patti Prince from Local 1091, Eliza Olson from the Burns Bog Conservation Society and John Gibson from Local 454. DELTA – Thankfully many of us will not experience the devastating feeling […]

Premier, Labour minister join unions at PNE Labour Day event

CUPE BC General Vice President Karen Ranalletta addresses the Labour Day crowd. VANCOUVER – CUPE members and their families celebrated Labour Day at the PNE on September 3, joining a rally attended by Premier John Horgan and Minister of Labour Harry Bains. CUPE BC General Vice-President Karen Ranalletta brought greetings on behalf of President Paul […]