CUPE 3500 K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

KAMLOOPS — CUPE 3500, K-12 support workers at School District 73 (Kamloops/Thompson) reached a tentative agreement October 30 following 11 sessions of bargaining that began on June 18. “I’m really proud of the work our bargaining committee has done and I want to thank them for all their time and commitment,” said CUPE Local 3500 […]

Bowen Island municipal workers vote to join Canada’s largest union

VANCOUVER – CUPE 1004 is pleased to welcome nine new members to its local, who are employed by Bowen Island Municipality. All outdoor workers, the new members will be represented by their own unit of CUPE 1004, also known as Vancouver Civic Employees Union. The British Columbia Labour Relations Board granted the application for certification […]

Saanich K-12 workers strike over wage disparity

SAANICH – After two failed attempts at mediation, K-12 support staff in School District #63 walked off the job this morning. The union served 72-hour strike notice on Wednesday, October 23 but had hoped that the parties would have gone back to the table and negotiated a deal that addressed longstanding wage parity issues. Following […]

CUPE 411 talks go to mediation November 5 and 6

CHILLIWACK — CUPE 411, representing more than 850 K-12 support workers, have mediation dates set for November 5 and 6. The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator Grant McArthur to mediate contract talks between School District #33 (Chilliwack) and CUPE Local 411. The current agreement expired on June 30, 2019. The parties have held […]

CUPE 723 K-12 support workers ratify collective agreement

CAMPBELL RIVER — CUPE 723, K-12 support workers at School District 72 on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, ratified a collective agreement on October 19. The local bargaining began on March 19 and a deal was reached after seven rounds of bargaining. CUPE 723 President Andrea Craddock says the deal is just the […]

CUPE 748 seeks mediation in Kootenay Lake School District

NELSON – CUPE K-12 Local 748 applied for mediation through the Labour Relations Board today to assist in reaching a collective agreement with School District 8 (Kootenay Lake). The local has had 12 bargaining sessions with the District since April 4. CUPE 748 President Michelle Bennett said that they view involving a mediator as a […]

Mediation paves way for CUPE 409 to achieve K-12 agreement

NEW WESTMINSTER — CUPE 409, K-12 support workers, reached a new tentative agreement with SD40 (New Westminster) this week using mediation services at the Labour Relations Board. The initial agreement reached on June 12 was ratified by the local but not accepted by the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA), so it was not ratified.  […]

CUPE K-12 Local 441 serves strike notice in Saanich

SAANICH — CUPE Local 441 served 72-hour strike notice to School District 63 today, following two unsuccessful mediation sessions in October. They will start job action on Monday, October 28 at 5:45 am. “Our local is profoundly disappointed that we were unable to come to an agreement and we are available to meet with the […]

Why we’re with Jagmeet

The federal election on October 21 offers working people an opportunity to cast their ballot for an unambiguously pro-worker and pro-union leader and political party: Jagmeet Singh and Canada’s NDP. That would be the best answer to Justin Trudeau who, as Liberal leader in 2015, campaigned on an ostensibly progressive agenda but ended up delivering […]