CUPE 556 welcomes Union Bay Improvement District workers

UNION BAY – Workers at Union Bay Improvement District have voted to become members of CUPE 556 in a Labour Board certification on November 14. The four workers include inside administration and outside public works who maintain the water treatment plant and streetlights. “These workers provide the same services as the members we represent in […]

CUPE 7000 calls strike vote as SkyTrain declines new talks

BURNABY—With the BC Rapid Transit Company turning down the union’s latest proposal for new bargaining dates, a strike vote is now underway for CUPE 7000 members working for SkyTrain. Last week, a BCRTC media release said that the Company “remain[s] committed to the bargaining process…” and is “open to further discussing what has been offered […]

CUPE 2950 launches local history project at UBC

VANCOUVER—It was a night for labour history, feminist activism and digital technology, all wrapped into one. On November 13, union leaders and activists gathered with archivists and librarians to celebrate the 45th anniversary of CUPE 2950’s predecessor, the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE 1). This feminist union was the first to achieve fully […]

CUPE 441 members ratify agreement, ending strike

SAANICH — CUPE Local 441 members voted to accept the tentative agreement at a ratification meeting on Sunday afternoon. CUPE members will be back in classrooms as schools reopen Monday morning. The agreement includes general wage increases of two per cent in each year of the three-year contract as per the Provincial Framework Agreement (PFA). […]

CUPE 441 and School District 63 reach tentative agreement

SAANICH — CUPE Local 441 and School District 63 have reached a tentative agreement. Members will be holding a ratification meeting on Sunday to vote on the agreement signed by both parties Saturday morning. In a show of good faith, picket lines will come down and schools will be open on Monday. “This strike has […]

District of Coldstream and union for municipal workers to go to mediation

COLDSTREAM – The District of Coldstream and CUPE Local 626, which represents municipal workers, will begin mediation on Monday, after bargaining talks broke down in August, says the union.  The BC Labour Relations Board appointed mediator Grant McArthur to mediate contract talks between the two sides.  “Affordability is a real issue for our members, as it is for many residents of the […]

CUPE 7000, SkyTrain bargaining talks reach impasse

BURNABY— After more than 40 sessions at the bargaining table since the beginning of May, talks between CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) have reached impasse. Negotiations broke down on Tuesday when the two sides were unable to reach agreement on several key issues. “The Company has failed to offer fair wages […]

CUPE 441 calls on District to get back to the table

SAANICH – CUPE 441 is calling on the District to return to the bargaining table. “I am disappointed that we did not hear back from the District after our offer to get back to the table on Thursday,” said CUPE 441 President Dean Coates. “Our bargaining team was available, ready, and able to bargain all […]

Parents rally in support of striking CUPE members

SAANICH — CUPE Local 441 members are being joined on the picket line this morning by parents and their children. The community group “Families Rally to Support CUPE 441” have organized the event on Facebook. They will be holding a rally and walking the picket lines with CUPE members this morning from 9 to 11 […]

CUPE 411 K-12 support workers in SD33 reach tentative agreement through mediation

CUPE 411, K-12 support workers, reached a tentative agreement with School District 33 on November 6. The parties had 18 bargaining sessions as well as two sessions with Mediator Grant McArthur since bargaining began in April.  “We are pleased that mediation helped us reach an agreement, so we are able to meet the Provincial Framework […]