CUPE BC endorses Hancock and Rennick for National Officers

In advance of next month’s CUPE National Convention, CUPE BC’s Executive Board is endorsing Mark Hancock for re-election as National President and Candace Rennick for National Secretary-Treasurer. CUPE BC is also encouraging delegates to Convention to re-elect Lee Ann Kalen for General Vice President, Karen Ranalletta and Barb Nederpel for Regional Vice Presidents, and Shireen […]

Fund BC’s Future – It’s time to invest in BC’s colleges and universities

CUPE workers on campuses launch province-wide campaign BURNABY—CUPE locals representing over 14,000 workers at BC colleges and universities are launching a campaign calling for better funding for post-secondary education. The Fund BC’s Future campaign highlights the crucial role investments in colleges and universities will have on tackling some of the province’s biggest challenges. “The strains […]

CUPE 339 member’s programs feted at 2021 BCLA Awards

During October, National Library Month, we are featuring the five CUPE members who won recognition as 2021 BC Library Association award winners. Congratulations to CUPE 339 member Melodie Rae Storey, winner of the BCLA Young Adult and Children’s Services award. “Amazing, innovative, and special” is how the BC Library Association described the programs developed by Nelson […]

Bulletin – Provincial K-12 guidelines on vaccination policies

The Ministry of Education has released guidelines for school districts that might be considering implementing a vaccination policy. These guidelines build on the existing K-12 health and safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the schools and communities. The K-12 Sector Guidelines for Vaccination Policies are online, and attached with this bulletin. CUPE […]

Bulletin – K-12 workplace health & safety updates

Violence Prevention Toolkit We’d like to thank everyone who took part in last month’s workshop on the new K-12 Violence Prevention Toolkit. We’d also thank panelists Tom McKenna, CUPE Occupational Health and Safety specialist, and Hans Loeffelholz, BCPSEA sector lead for OH&S, for their presentation on this vital resource. A copy of the workshop presentation […]

CUPE 23 job evaluation settlement well worth the effort

BURNABY—CUPE 23 recently won a major arbitration that brings overdue equity to parks and recreation members. The ruling – affecting over 200 members working in Clerk 1, 2, and 3 positions – will increase their wages one to two dollars per hour on average. All members covered under the arbitrated settlement will also receive retroactive […]

CUPE BC’s ‘One Big Committee Meeting’ goes virtual

Committee membership often the beginning of lifetime activism–Ranalletta BURNABY—CUPE BC’s biennial “One Big Committee Meeting,” which brings together all the members of the union’s 21 committees for the first meeting of their two-year term, started yesterday online rather than in person due to COVID-19 restrictions. Nearly 200 committee members began two days of collective orientation, […]

CUPE 1936 members at QMUNITY join pension plan

VANCOUVER—Following months of negotiations with the employer and ratification by the membership, CUPE Local 1936 and the non-profit organization QMUNITY have now submitted their application to join the Multi-Sector Pension Plan (MSPP). During collective bargaining last year, CUPE Local 1936 and QMUNITY agreed to terms to join a pension plan. Following a participation agreement reached […]

CUPE 23 member podcast wins BC Library Association award

During October, National Library Month, we are featuring the five CUPE members who won recognition as 2021 BC Library Association award winners. Congratulations to CUPE 23 member Allison Jones, winner of the BCLA Champion of Intellectual Freedom, awarded for championing intellectual freedom issues in their libraries, their communities, their province, or their country.   BURNABY—CUPE […]