CUPE Community Health workers set priorities at online bargaining conference

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 […]

CUPE, Simon Fraser Student Society ratify new collective agreement

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 […]

Bulletin – Update on vaccine mandates in K-12 system

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. […]

Vaccine mandate for provincial public service makes sense—CUPE BC

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 […]

Bulletin – Mask mandate expanded to include K-3 students

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 […]

CUPE BC presents priorities for B.C. Budget 2022

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.