Fort St. James municipal workers ratify first collective agreement

FORT ST. JAMES – Municipal workers for the District of Fort St. James have unanimously ratified their first collective agreement. After nearly nine months of negotiations, members of CUPE 4951-02 have achieved a huge step forward in job security and fairness in the workplace. “First contracts are rarely easy, but this group of workers put […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day

BURNABY – Sunday, June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mass gatherings are not possible this year, but here are some ways CUPE members can observe this important occasion. CUPE BC’s Indigenous Workers Committee encourages all CUPE members and their families to learn more about this important day. On Sunday […]

June 20th: Support political prisoners in Iran

BURNABY—In recognition of June 20th as the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran, CUPE BC is joining the campaign Free Them Now (FTN) for a day of action that will call on labour and human rights organizations around the world to support the movement to free all jailed workers and political prisoners […]

CUPE workers at North Island College win improvements for temporary and part-time members and embrace online platforms to increase engagement

BURNABY– Support workers at North Island College, represented by CUPE 3479, are celebrating the successful conclusion of collective bargaining, which required a series of adaptations to overcome challenges posed by COVID-19. “Our members went into this bargaining with the goal of creating more equality between full-time staff and part-time and temporary workers, and the COVID-19 […]

Township of Langley recreation workers join CUPE

TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY—CUPE 403 is welcoming 147 new members following a successful Labour Board vote today. The recreation and cultural workers voted overwhelmingly to join CUPE in a mail-in ballot. CUPE 403 President Sara Manchester said that bringing these workers into CUPE during a pandemic called for innovative ways to reach out and engage them […]