Bulletin – March Mobilizing Mondays!

K-12 locals across the province are in preparations for local bargaining. So, throughout March, CUPE Education is launching Mobilizing Mondays – every Monday of the month CUPE will be virtually hosting the Mobilizing for Bargaining workshop for K-12 locals. In this online workshop, locals will learn to assess how well their members are engaged. The […]

Provincial Budget shows BCNDP government’s commitment to building back better by investing in public services

VICTORIA—Today’s provincial budget makes important investments that continue the BCNDP government’s work to address the key issues impacting workers and their families, CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta said today. “I’m very happy to see that our advocacy for bringing before- and after-school childcare into B.C. public schools is beginning to pay off,” said Ranalletta, who […]

Bulletin – Updates for K-12 sector COVID guidelines

Last week, the provincial health officer announced changes to public health orders. The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has updated its guidance to the K-12 sector on the preventative measures needed to limit the spread of COVID in schools. As of February 18, some of the enhanced measures implemented earlier this year have been rescinded. […]

Statement from CUPE BC

BURNABY–It has come to our attention that CUPE National’s logo is being used to promote a “protest” event without our authorization. Without drawing additional attention to this event, we wish to make it clear that our union has not endorsed nor is associated with the upcoming action in any way. As we have throughout the […]

Bulletin – Bargaining continues, pivotal meeting ahead

The K-12 provincial bargaining committee met this week with their counterparts from the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association for another three days of discussions. Talks continued on a wide range of topics during face-to-face, safely distanced meeting. Agreements were tentatively reached at the table on several non-monetary issues for a new provincial framework agreement. Bargaining […]

United Way BC bargaining breaks down over wage parity issue

Talks end after UWBC refuses to abandon push for two-tiered wages for regional offices BURNABY—Bargaining talks between CUPE Local 1760 and United Way BC broke off late last week after the company refused to back away from a two-tiered wage structure that would see newly amalgamated United Way employees at regional offices earn less than […]

Bargaining begins for Community Social Services, Community Health workers in B.C.

BURNABY—Bargaining has begun for more than 17,000 community social service workers and more than 21,000 workers in the community health sector in B.C., with bargaining association representatives for both sectors commencing contract talks this week. Formal negotiations between the Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) began Wednesday (February […]

CUPE BC launches media campaigns to support public services, advocate for public childcare

BURNABY—British Columbia’s biggest union is taking to the airwaves, digital media and the streets with a province-wide advertising campaign to remind people of the importance of public services as we work to build back better from the pandemic. CUPE BC has also launched the latest phase of its advocacy campaign for affordable quality childcare, focusing […]

Celebrate, honour, and learn about Black History

Black History Month: February 1 – 28, 2022 February is Black History Month, it is a time to celebrate and highlight Black history and culture, and to honour the ancestors and upcoming leaders of Black communities, their accomplishments, and their continued fight for liberation. It is also a time for all Canadians to reflect and […]

Successful library sector bargaining conference educates and inspires

BURNABY—CUPE BC President Karen Ranalletta welcomed participants to the B.C. library sector bargaining training and conference held January 26 – 28 via Zoom. Ranalletta said that the pandemic has highlighted the importance of the work public library workers do in communities. “Having a public library open in a community helps it thrive, not just survive.” […]