Bulletin – Season’s Greetings and Solidarity

Season’s greetings and solidarity to all our members in the K-12 Sector. We hope you’ll be able to enjoy some well-deserved holiday time safely with family, friends, and your communities. We thank you for your on-going support and solidarity through what has been another often-challenging year.  We want to commend all of you for your […]

Ground-breaking agreement reached for CUPE 1004 peer workers

VANCOUVER—CUPE 1004 peer workers employed by the Portland Hotel Society (PHS) have successfully concluded negotiations that will give them the same rights and privileges as all workers covered by the provincial collective agreement for the Community Health subsector throughout B.C. The ground-breaking agreement features a significant wage lift along with benefits including extended health, municipal […]

Bulletin – Last week to fill out your provincial bargaining survey

The deadline to fill out your provincial bargaining survey is quickly approaching. This survey is your chance to have a say on the priorities of your provincial bargaining committee as they prepare for negotiations. The deadline is DECEMBER 17 – So please CLICK HERE today to fill out your survey TODAY! It should only take […]

Facing B.C.’s challenges together in 2022

Welcome to the Winter 2022 edition of Public Employee. Though you will receive this issue well before January 1, I want to extend my best wishes to all CUPE members in B.C. for a very Happy New Year. Of course we hope that, as 2022 begins, we will start to see the COVID-19 pandemic more […]

CUPE members step up during flood disaster

BURNABY—It’s not unusual for CUPE municipal members throughout B.C. to work day and night to keep communities safe. Following heavy rains, CUPE members on the Island are out making sure that debris is removed from catch basins and that streams remain clear and flowing. In Whistler/Pemberton, the recent challenge of more than 100 millimetres of […]

Bulletin – Important update on COVID asymptomatic self-isolation leaves in K-12 sector

Public health has recently removed the requirement to self-isolate after an exposure for those who have been fully vaccinated. As a result, BCPSEA has just advised the K-12 Presidents Council that the without prejudice and without precedent general paid leave previously available for asymptomatic staff members who are required to isolate due to a COVID-19 exposure will be […]

TRU support staff union calls for safe, comprehensive investigation into campus harassment

KAMLOOPS – The union representing support staff at the Thompson Rivers University wants to ensure all university staff can safely and confidentially report instances of workplace harassment and discrimination. CUPE 4879, representing around 700 TRU support staff, is calling on the University to commit to a complete and comprehensive investigation into alleged misconduct by senior […]

Bulletin – Fill out your K-12 provincial bargaining survey TODAY!

With bargaining for the K-12 Provincial Framework Agreement approaching, your Provincial Bargaining Committee needs your input on bargaining priorities. We are asking you to please CLICK HERE to fill out this survey. It should only take about 15-20 minutes of your time. This survey is your chance to have a say on the priorities of […]