Coast Mountains K-12 support workers ratify collective agreement

TERRACE — CUPE 2052, K-12 support workers at SD82 reached a tentative agreement on May 31 following one week plus one day of bargaining. The local held five ratification meetings throughout the region and their collective agreement ratification was completed by members on June 20. Members voted for the agreement in good numbers. “Bargaining was […]

K-12 custodial, maintenance and IT workers in Langley reach tentative agreement

LANGLEY — CUPE 1851, K-12 custodial, maintenance and IT workers at SD35 (Langley), reached a tentative agreement on June 26, following seven bargaining sessions. “Our team started preparing at the beginning of the year and kept focused and on task throughout bargaining,” said CUPE 1851 Vice President Carey Schafer. “As well, the employer was willing […]

CUPE 2098 kicks off summer with free public swim

GRAND FORKS — Local residents enjoyed a free public swim at the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre on June 21, thanks to the sponsorship of CUPE Local 2098 (K-12 support staff). Swimmers of all ages attended, including 65 school-age children, kicking off the summer with a festive event. “Everyone enjoyed the swimming and had lots of […]

K-12 support workers in SD51 reach tentative agreement

GRAND FORKS — CUPE 2098, K-12 support workers at SD51 (Boundary), reached a tentative agreement on June 25, following four bargaining sessions that began in April. “The commitment and creativity shown by the bargaining committee and our National Representative, along with respectful sessions with the employer, made this round of bargaining very successful,” said CUPE […]

K-12 Rocky Mountain support workers reach tentative agreement

GOLDEN — CUPE 440, K-12 support workers at SD6 (Rocky Mountain), reached a tentative agreement on June 24. Bargaining began in May and the local met with the employer for a total of five sessions. “This was a tough round,” said CUPE 440 President Ann Purvis. “Some concessions were brought forward, but in the end […]

K-12 support workers in Revelstoke reach tentative agreement

REVELSTOKE — CUPE 5150, K-12 support workers at SD19, reached a tentative agreement on June 17 following two bargaining sessions. “Our bargaining committee was great and negotiations were friendly,” said CUPE 5150 President Clara Maltby. “For what we had to work with, bargaining went well.” Maltby noted that contract language was cleaned up and that […]

Gulf Islands K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

GULF ISLANDS — CUPE 788 K-12 support workers at SD64 reached a tentative agreement on June 24, in bargaining that began two months ago. “We made good progress in bargaining and added needed language to our Collective Agreement,” said CUPE 788 President Larry Melious. The CUPE bargaining team encompassed people with lots of experience and […]

K-12 support workers in Bulkley Valley ratify tentative agreement

BULKLEY VALLEY — CUPE 2145, K-12 support workers at SD54 have ratified a tentative agreement on June 24, following bargaining that began in April. “I couldn’t be prouder of our bargaining team – they were great. We all worked really well together and were professional. Our members came to the table ready to do business,” […]

CUPE 847 K-12 workers attain tentative agreement

MERRITT — CUPE 847, K-12 support workers at SD58 reached a tentative agreement on June 21, following an exchange of proposals and two bargaining sessions. “I appreciated our whole bargaining committee,” said CUPE 847 President Lynda Hodgson. “We had a lot of ground to cover and we were able to make improvements that will benefit […]

CUPE 779 K-12 Sea to Sky workers reach tentative agreement

SQUAMISH — CUPE 779, K-12 support workers at SD48 (Sea to Sky), reached a tentative agreement on June 21 following 7 bargaining sessions with the employer. CUPE 779 President Andrea Smith said that bargaining was respectful on both sides and had high praise for her bargaining committee. “Our whole bargaining team was absolutely awesome,” said […]