CUPE 7000 members ratify collective agreement with SkyTrain

BURNABY—CUPE 7000 members have ratified the union’s tentative agreement with the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain). The agreement was reached at the end of an all-night, mediated bargaining session on December 10, narrowly avoiding a full shutdown of the Expo and Millennium lines by a matter of minutes. The ratification was completed this afternoon following four […]

CUPE 7000, SkyTrain reach tentative agreement

A three-day strike by SkyTrain workers has been averted, thanks to a new tentative agreement reached early this morning following a marathon bargaining session between CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain). Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until both parties have ratified it, but CUPE 7000 President Tony Rebelo […]

December 6: The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 6 marked the 30th anniversary of the 1989 massacre in Montreal where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at École Polytechnique. Across Canada, participants at events were encouraged to speak up about violence and take action to […]

CUPE 7000 Statement

BURNABY—Today’s media coverage of the labour dispute between CUPE 7000 and the BCRTC (SkyTrain) included interviews with a TransLink spokesperson whose inaccurate statements and incendiary language directed at the union do nothing to move the parties closer to a collective agreement. “In my own statements to date, I have maintained a tone of respect throughout. […]

SkyTrain strike to begin with full shutdown on Tuesday

BURNABY—Job action by SkyTrain employees will begin on Tuesday morning with a full withdrawal of services, CUPE 7000 President Tony Rebelo said today. CUPE 7000 issued 72-hour strike notice yesterday after four days of mediated talks with the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) and no significant progress made on key issues. The system shutdown will […]

CUPE 7000 issues 72-hour strike notice for SkyTrain

BURNABY—CUPE 7000 has issued 72-hour strike notice to the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) following four full days of mediation and more than 40 days of direct bargaining in which no significant progress was made on the key issues. “We are still committed to reaching an agreement at the table, and our committee will make […]

CUPE solidarity inspires in the North

PRINCE GEORGE—Picket lines came down on Friday afternoon at the University of Northern BC as the Faculty Association strike was heading into its fourth week. CUPE members from Local 2278 representing teaching assistants, and CUPE Local 3799, representing support staff at UNBC, stood strong in solidarity throughout the job action. CUPE 3799 President Caroline Sewell […]

K-12 support staff bargaining wraps up province-wide

VANCOUVER—The K-12 Presidents Council announced today that all locals have now reached agreements with their respective districts and that K-12 province-wide bargaining has been completed for support staff.