Shuswap-area municipal workers donate $5,000 to local charities for the holiday season

SALMON ARM – Municipal workers from Salmon Arm, Enderby, Sicamous and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are donating $5000 to local charities helping the communities cope with COVID-19. CUPE 1908, representing 179 workers in the Shuswap region, are making the donations to help community members most effected by the pandemic over the holiday season. “Our […]

CUPE 2167 keeping up holiday spirit and solidarity in midst of pandemic

FORT NELSON – Determined to do their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, CUPE 2167 had to make the tough call to cancel their annual holiday party. But Local members, municipal workers in the Northern Rockies Regional District, were equally determined to keep up their tradition of sharing holiday cheer. “Every year we’ve been […]

Victoria municipal workers supporting neighbours over holiday season

VICTORIA – CUPE 50, representing over 1,000 workers in the Victoria area, are donating $7,500 to local charities coping with the pandemic. The union hopes the donations to Santas Anonymous, The Mustard Seed Food Bank and The Times Colonist Christmas Fund will help fellow community members struggling this holiday season, and after a challenging year. […]

K-12 Bulletin #44 – Stand Up For Mental Health

Jan.19th Presentation: 5:30–7:00 pm Stand Up For Mental Health This pandemic is challenging for CUPE members working as frontline workers across B.C. We have had to learn new ways of doing things under challenging conditions. Many have faced pandemic fatigue and fear in a situation that changes frequently — working despite the lack of a […]

CUPE members donate $15,000 to Okanagan charities coping with pandemic

Kelowna – Municipal workers in the central Okanagan region are donating $15,000 to help local communities weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. CUPE 338, representing over 900 municipal workers across the region, hopes the donations to the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna will assist people coping with the public health crisis. “CUPE […]

K-12 Seasons Greetings

As we prepare for winter break, your K-12 Presidents Council executive wants to thank you for going the extra mile in this unprecedented, difficult year. All of you — members, local executive and presidents — have tirelessly continued to support students and staff throughout this pandemic. One of the enjoyable things about the holiday season […]

K-12 Bulletin #42 – COVID-19 school closures, exposures, isolation and quarantine

CUPE is aware of school districts requiring our members to take sick time or unpaid time during periods of COVID-19 school closures and when required to isolate or quarantine due to possible exposure. This is not okay. In any of these circumstances, CUPE supports our members continuing to receive their full compensation. Casual/spareboard employees should […]

Ambulance Paramedics issue public warning of “triple threat” as holidays approach

Three quarters of B.C. still without full-time ambulance service amidst two health crises, says CUPE 873 VANCOUVER – As ambulance paramedics approach their busiest season, the Ambulance Paramedics of BC (CUPE 873) have warned the public of a “triple threat.” The union representing the province’s 4,500 ambulance paramedics and medical dispatchers says that COVID19 protocols […]

Member engagement the key as health care presidents approve 2021 action plan

BURNABY—Having so far weathered the storm of COVID-19’s impact in the workplace thanks to the outstanding work of its members, CUPE’s Community Health sector is looking to ramp up its member engagement efforts during 2021. At its final meeting for this year, the Health Care Presidents Council (HCPC) on Tuesday (December 8) approved an action […]