BURNABY—More than 60 people attended an online bargaining conference on October 6, with CUPE health workers from the Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), joined by guest speakers and CUPE staff, gathering to set priorities for upcoming rounds of bargaining in the sector. CUPE 1004 President Andrew Ledger, hosting the […]
BURNABY– The Simon Fraser Student Society and the Canadian Union of Public Employees have ratified a new five-year collective agreement for staff at the Student Society. The new agreement eliminates a two-tier wage structure and will ensure every CUPE member at the Society will be guaranteed a living wage by 2023. CUPE 3338, the local […]
The B.C. government has announced mandatory vaccinations for the province’s over 30,000 public service workers. While this mandate does not directly cover workers in the K-12 education system, CUPE anticipates school districts will be applying similar mandates in K-12 schools in the near future. CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta issued a statement saying, “the B.C. […]
Given rising cases in public schools, K-12 system vaccine mandates next logical step BURNABY—Today’s announcement from the B.C. government implementing mandatory vaccinations across the public service makes sense as they are the best proven measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta said today. “Throughout the pandemic CUPE […]
Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside announced today masks will be required for all students in K-12 schools effective October 4, 2021, expanding the mandate to include kindergarten to Grade 3. As of Monday, all BC students will be required to wear masks while inside a school building, including […]
BURNABY—More than 20 employees of United Way of British Columbia (UWBC), an amalgamation of the non-profit society’s Lower Mainland entity with five other United Ways in B.C., will now become members of CUPE 1760 following a ruling by the Labour Relations Board of B.C. this week. In July this year, United Way of the Lower […]
As part of the provincial government’s pre-Budget 2022 consultations, CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta presented the union’s priorities and recommendations. Read the full document here.