CUPE Local 2011 and The District of Saanich Reach Tentative Agreement

SAANICH – District of Saanich workers, represented by CUPE Local 2011, and the District of Saanich have reached a tentative agreement. “We are confident that this new agreement will help with the affordability challenges our members are facing,” says CUPE Local 2011 President Ryan Graham. “We are pleased that we were able to find common […]

Library Month 2022: Libraries and their workers remain under-resourced despite their vital role in the community

Libraries offer an amazing array of services across our communities. Though mostly associated with books and other written materials, libraries offer multimedia resources, and access to computer and other technology. Libraries provide programs for kids, services for seniors, support literacy among those of all ages, help those looking for employment, support language and reading groups, […]

Strike Action on Hold, Negotiations Continue for Powell River Library Workers

POWELL RIVER – CUPE Local 798, Powell River library workers, and the Powell River Public Library are set to continue bargaining discussions after significant progress was made over the weekend. “We are encouraged by the approach the Library has taken to find concrete solutions to the longstanding issue of wage fairness for library workers,” says […]

Powell River Library Workers Serve 72-Hour Strike Notice

POWELL RIVER – Powell River library workers, represented by CUPE Local 798, have served 72-hour strike notice to the Powell River Public Library. The union will be in a legal strike position as of Monday, October 24. However, mediated talks are scheduled to continue next week. “We know that residents rely on the important services […]

CUPE Local 50 and City of Victoria Reach Tentative Agreement

CUPE Local 50 and City of Victoria Reach Tentative Agreement VICTORIA – CUPE 50, representing municipal workers in Victoria, and the City of Victoria reached a tentative agreement last Thursday (October 13) after two days of mediation. “We are confident that the agreement we have reached addresses the pressure of inflation we know our members […]

Ken Sim’s budget-slashing plan is reckless and assured to fail: CUPE BC

British Columbia’s largest union is raising alarm over plans by City of Vancouver mayoral hopeful Ken Sim to slash $300 million from the City’s budget. The Union calls the move irresponsible and dangerous. “Vancouverites are struggling with housing shortages, an affordability crisis, safety concerns, and a drug and overdose crisis. Cutting the City’s budget by […]

CUPE 116 and UBC reach tentative agreement

CUPE and the University of British Columbia have reached a tentative agreement. CUPE 116, representing around 2,700 workers that provide support services at UBC, reached the tentative deal with the province’s largest university earlier this week. “I want to thank CUPE 116 members for their support and interest throughout this round of bargaining. The bargaining […]

CUPE 1767, BC Assessment reach tentative agreement

CUPE 1767 and BC Assessment have reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract, which will run retroactively from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024. The tentative agreement covers approximately 600 members of CUPE 1767 who work as appraisers, assessment administrators and property information collectors, as well as in communications, finance, information technology […]