Bulletin – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Last year marked the first time September 30th – the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – was recognized as a federal statutory holiday. The Province of B.C. made a public commitment to engage Indigenous Peoples on how to best observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation followed by engagement with stakeholders in key […]

Union raises alarm on eliminating daytime custodial services in Victoria schools

VICTORIA – Eliminating daytime custodial services is an ill-conceived plan that will leave Victoria schools less clean and healthy, lead to increased spread of common illnesses, and more student and staff absences due to illness, says Victoria school support workers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees local 382 is calling on Victoria School District 61 […]

Bulletin – Bargaining Update: far apart on money issues, more work to be done

The K-12 provincial bargaining committee met last week with their counterparts from the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. This third session focused primarily on monetary issues, including wages and term for a new provincial framework agreement. After years of chronic underfunding by past provincial governments, inflation driving up our province’s already high cost of living, […]

CUPE BC celebrates Community Social Services Awareness Month

BURNABY—March is Community Social Services (CSS) Awareness Month. CUPE BC honours and appreciates the more than 3,500 CUPE members who work in community social services. These include community support workers for the developmentally challenged, employment counsellors, addiction counsellors, legal advocates, early childhood educators and more. B.C.’s frontline community social service workers and agencies help build […]