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.

K-12 support workers in Central Okanagan reach tentative agreement

KELOWNA — CUPE 3523, K-12 support workers at School District 23 (Central Okanagan), reached a tentative agreement after 20 bargaining sessions that began in May. The tentative agreement was finally reached on November 26 following two days of mediation. CUPE 3523 President David Tether said that this round of bargaining was a tough slog and […]

CUPE 951 President calls for donations to United Way

VICTORIA—CUPE 951 President Kirk Mercer, is urging other union locals to consider donating to the United Way on December 3, Giving Tuesday. Mercer is the Labour Committee Chair and a Director of United Way. He explains his reasons for donating in a video released yesterday. Mercer donates to the United Way because he believes that […]

CUPE 748 reaches tentative agreement with Kootenay Lake School District

NELSON –CUPE K-12 Local 748 reached a tentative agreement with School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) following two days of mediation on November 23. CUPE 748 President Michelle Bennett characterized bargaining as challenging, noting that in her experience it was one of the hardest rounds ever. “We could not have gotten to a collective agreement without […]

Solidarity on the line in Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE—CUPE members at the University of Northern BC in Prince George continue to support the Faculty Association who have now been on strike for 18 days. Members of CUPE 3799 representing support staff at UNBC and CUPE 2278 representing teaching assistants have supported striking faculty on the picket line since the strike began on […]

Sooke K-12 support workers ratify collective agreement

SOOKE — CUPE 459, K-12 support workers in Sooke School District 62, ratified a collective agreement with the District on November 22. CUPE 459 President Amber Leonard said that the bargaining committee was pleased with the improvements they negotiated with the employer within the mandate. “We’ve been able to come back to the table because […]

CUPE 7000, SkyTrain return to the bargaining table

BURNABY—CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) have agreed to return to the bargaining table for more negotiations in advance of scheduled mediation. The two parties will sit down this weekend in a bid to reach an agreement. The discussions will continue through the weekend. A media blackout will be in effect until […]

CUPE 7000 members deliver 96.8-per-cent strike vote

BURNABY—CUPE 7000 members working for SkyTrain have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action if a fair and equitable agreement cannot be reached with the BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC). In likely the highest turnout ever for a strike vote by Local 7000 (87.3 per cent), members voted 96.8 per cent in favour of job […]

E-Comm, CUPE 873-02 agree to interest arbitration

Joint communication VANCOUVER – E-Comm and CUPE Local 873, the Union that represents E-Comm’s 533 Bargaining Unit employees, have mutually agreed to proceed to interest arbitration to settle their Collective Agreement, which expired December 31, 2018. The parties have been engaged in collective bargaining and mediation at the Labour Relations Board (LRB) since March 2019.  […]

Employer and union “hit a home run” with new contract for Chetwynd municipal workers

CHETWYND – CUPE Local 3052 and the District of Chetwynd in northeastern B.C., have ratified a four-year collective agreement, that for the first time includes recognition of a new category of workers. The deal, reached after just three days of negotiations, gives employees better scheduling of overtime, annual pay increases of two per cent, a […]