Bulletin – Thank you to all school support workers

With summer upon us, the K-12 Presidents Council would like to thank all school support workers for their exemplary service through another challenging school year. As the pandemic continues, your dedication and professionalism are to be commended. Thanks to your work, students and families have been able to depend on clean and healthy schools being […]

21 ways to Celebrate June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a national day to celebrate Indigenous peoples across Canada and takes place every year on June 21. The National Union has issued a statement and announced a campaign, Water is Life, to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles of Indigenous peoples, and shows how CUPE members can listen, learn and act. June 21 […]

CUPE 1760, United Way BC ratify new collective agreement

BURNABY-CUPE 1760 and United Way British Columbia (UWBC) have ratified a new collective agreement – the first since United Way of the Lower Mainland amalgamated last year with five other United Way entities. This four-and-a-half-year agreement includes two years of retroactive wage increases, recognition of the current cost of living and several improvements important to […]

CUPE 403 donates $5000 to Langley Foundry to Support Community

LANGLEY—CUPE 403, representing nearly 900 Langley Municipal Workers, has shown significant support for the mental health and well-being of their community through a generous donation of $5000 to the Foundry Langley, an organization that will provide access to mental health and substance use support, primary care, peer support and social services for Langley children, youth, […]

District of Tofino workers vote to strike

TOFINO-CUPE 118 members working for the District of Tofino voted to strike on June 9 after hitting an impasse in negotiations. The CUPE 118 bargaining committee says workers deserve a fair deal with improvements to wages and working conditions. “It is disappointing the District of Tofino is not understanding employees’ concerns,” said CUPE 118 President […]

Full-capacity emergency response the best defense against heat dome tragedies, says CUPE

BURNABY—The provincial government’s report to the chief coroner on last summer’s heat-related deaths is an important first step in identifying preventive measures to help save lives, but effective response to such events in the future will ultimately depend on a greater commitment by the agencies that fund emergency response, say the Ambulance Paramedics of BC […]

CUPE 1760, United Way British Columbia reach tentative agreement

BURNABY—CUPE 1760 and United Way British Columbia (UWBC) have agreed to terms for a new collective agreement. Details of the tentative agreement will be circulated to members shortly. “Our bargaining committee is satisfied with the agreement and will be recommending its ratification to the membership,” said CUPE 1760 President Lena Shillington. “Details will be circulated […]

Health Care presidents reissue call for more sector support

BURNABY—The community health sector continues to suffer from systemic challenges arising from staffing shortages, workload, and mental health issues and needs more support in these areas, CUPE’s Health Care Presidents Council concluded at their quarterly meeting held on Thursday. In addition to local updates and a sector bargaining review, Council members discussed a report from […]