Statement from CUPE BC on COVID-19 and CUPE BC events

“CUPE BC has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic developments in British Columbia and Canada. At this time, we are considering all options regarding our upcoming Conventions and other events, including making significant changes, postponing, or canceling our upcoming CUPE BC Convention. Pandemic response is a collective responsibility and we all must take action to […]

Arbitrated settlement nets big gains for 9-1-1 operators

RICHMOND—After months of intermittent bargaining that ended up going to interest arbitration last fall, B.C.’s emergency dispatchers have a new four-year collective agreement with E-Comm that improves staffing and working conditions while building a solid foundation to help 9-1-1 operators become fully recognized members of B.C.’s first responder community, say the Emergency Dispatchers of BC […]

CUPE Metro celebrates International Women’s Day

BURNABY—CUPE Metro invited women from Burnaby and New Westminster to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 5 at Bonsor Recreation Centre. Elder Joy Dockrey from the Cree Nation, whose traditional name is Small Black Thunderbird, opened the event with a prayer. She welcomed and thanked all “beautiful life givers” and shared a Cheyenne proverb: “A […]

Peer harm reduction workers vote to unionize

VANCOUVER- Harm reduction workers – with lived experience in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) – are voting today on joining CUPE 1004 in a BC Labour Relations Board vote. Following the vote, the ballot box will be sealed because the employer, PHS Community Services Society (PHS), is challenging union certification for peer employees. “I have worked […]

International Women’s Day 2020 – a statement from CUPE BC

Along with our national union, CUPE BC joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8. Across the country, CUPE members are participating in community events celebrating women’s activism and reaffirming our commitment to gender justice. Developments in Canada, the U.S. and around the world demand that we remain vigilant and continue to resist all forms of oppression. We […]

CUPE 1936 members ratify new agreement with Little Mountain Neighbourhood House

VANCOUVER—CUPE 1936 members working for Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society (LMNHS) have ratified a new four-year collective agreement, signing off on a tentative deal reached two weeks ago. The agreement, ratified on March 4, includes incremental wage increases similar to other settlements reached across the province. There is also a significant increase in access to […]