Vernon arena workers newest group to join CUPE

Vernon and Coldstream arena workers voted unanimously to join CUPE 626. VERNON — Thirteen arena workers in Vernon became members of CUPE 626 in a Labour Relations Board vote held on Friday (January 25).  The workers voted unanimously to join CUPE. “We are really pleased to welcome these arena workers to CUPE 626,” said Acting […]

CUPE 15 issues 72-hour strike notice to Vancouver Art Gallery

Union vows to fight concessions and two-tier proposals BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 15, has served 72-hour strike notice on behalf of the more than 200 workers at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The union issued strike notice on January 28 in response to Gallery managers’ refusal to move from significant concession demands. “After […]

CUPE 402 welcomes City of Surrey fitness professionals

SURREY — CUPE 402 gained 206 new members through a Labour Relations Board (LRB) vote held on Friday, January 25. The vote to join CUPE was successful: fitness professionals will now be members of CUPE 402. The new members work for the City of Surrey as Group Fitness Instructors (including Aquafit), Personal Trainers, and Wellness […]

CUPE 917 ramps up clothing drive for homeless, wins Golden Bean award

And the Golden Bean goes to…CUPE 917! Chili champions, pictured left to right are Jodi Mclean, Nick Vagvolgyi, Brad Lockwood, Claude Champagne and Rosalyn Silletta.  VICTORIA — CUPE 917 (UVic outside workers) helped feed the hungry and provide warm winter clothing to Greater Victoria’s vulnerable at the “Labour of Love” event co-hosted by United Way […]

CUPE BC statement on RCMP actions at Unist’ot’en camp

CUPE BC today issued the following statement regarding last week’s events at the Unist’ot’en camp in Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory. CUPE BC is committed to Reconciliation and the implementation of the 94 calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We know that the provincial government shares that commitment, and that the federal government […]

Additional support category added to 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education

BURNABY – The Ministry of Education announced this week that nominations are now open for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. “The K-12 Presidents Council is pleased that the work our members do in schools throughout B.C. is recognized,” said CUPE K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams. “Adding another support category makes these […]

What a year it was—and what a year lies ahead!

For CUPE BC, 2018 was an amazing year. The first full year of a BC NDP government that’s working to fix the damage done over 16 years of right-wing BC Liberals in power in Victoria; a historic referendum on how we vote; and impressive growth in CUPE that saw our B.C. membership swell to 92,000, […]