K-12 Bulletin #35 – Health Regions

It is very concerning to see that COVID-19 outbreaks are now happening in B.C. schools. It’s not unexpected because the virus is still in our communities, and that makes our schools vulnerable as well. Every health region in B.C. provides information online about COVID-19 exposures and the protocols they follow when reporting them. In all […]

CUPE BC Congratulates Premier John Horgan and BC NDP Team

CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the following statement today: “On behalf of our provincial executive board and the more than 100,000 CUPE members across B.C., congratulations to Premier John Horgan and the entire BC NDP team of candidates, staff and volunteers for winning an historic majority government on Saturday. “While there are many mail-in […]

K-12 Bulletin #34 – Joint Provincial Committee Updates

The Provincial Framework Agreement includes four joint provincial committees that continue to meet. The work of these joint committees is even more crucial during this pandemic. I would like to thank the committee chairs and members for their work. This bulletin includes highlights of committee reports. The Presidents Council meeting was held on October 5th. […]

K-12 Bulletin #33 – PHO K-12 Update

Our focus remains on keeping everyone in schools safe. If you are told to self-isolate by someone from provincial health, fill out a WorkSafeBC form. WorkSafeBC information for workers can be found here. All districts have safety plans but it’s crucial that every school also has a site committee. Contact your local if you don’t […]

CUPE 3495, QMUNITY sign off on new collective agreement

VANCOUVER—CUPE Local 3495, representing a range of workers who provide peer support, education, counselling, social work, and fundraising services, and QMUNITY, B.C.’s queer, trans, and two-spirit resource centre, have ratified a new collective agreement that includes wage increases and various improvements to benefits and other contract language. The new collective agreement, retroactive to January 1, […]

K-12 Bulletin #32 – What is the difference between the Flu & COVID-19?

More information on the flu and COVID-19 is available online at the Centre for Disease Control (cdc.gov) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (bccdc.ca). Links are also on our website at bcschools.cupe.ca. Please check the site regularly for updates and more information.   In solidarity and safety, Warren WilliamsPresident, K-12 Presidents Council, Local 9876 […]

CUPE 1004 members at Portland Hotel Society to join community health sector

Shift to CBA wage grid offers boost for health workers on front line of opioid, housing crises VANCOUVER—An agreement reached between the PHS Community Services Society, the Health Employers Association of BC, and CUPE 1004 will this week see approximately 600 CUPE health services and support workers at PHS shift from their Local Collective Agreement […]