CUPE 4163 and University of Victoria reach tentative agreement

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Educational Workers’ Union (CUPE 4163) Component 3 has reached a tentative agreement with UVic. The agreement, reached this week at the bargaining table, covers over 400 continuing and term sessional lecturers and music performance instructors at the University. “I want to thank the members of CUPE 4163 Component 3 […]

CUPE 410 and Greater Victoria Public Library reach tentative agreement

VICTORIA – Library workers in British Columbia’s capital region, represented by CUPE Local 410, have reached a tentative agreement with the Greater Victoria Public Library. The new agreement, once ratified, will be retroactive to January 1, 2022 and continue to the end of 2024. “Library workers provide a diverse array of vital services, supporting kids, […]

Capital Regional District workers reach tentative agreement

VICTORIA – CUPE Local 1978, Capital Regional District (CRD) workers, and the CRD have reached a tentative agreement. The agreement was reached last Thursday (November 10), after two days of mediation with a neutral third-party mediator appointed by the Labour Relations Board. “Our members, like all CRD residents, have felt the pressure of rising interest […]

Support workers at B.C. colleges reach tentative agreement

VANCOUVER – College support workers in B.C. represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees have reached a tentative multi-employer agreement with B.C.’s Post-Secondary Employers’ Association and its member institutions. The three-year deal covers approximately 2,100 CUPE members working at five B.C. post-secondary institutions. “We are very pleased to reach an agreement that recognizes the […]

UBC Exam Invigilators join Canada’s Largest Union as Part of Effort to Unionize All Student Academic Workers

VANCOUVER—CUPE is welcoming Exam Invigilators at UBC’s Centre for Accessibility who joined the union following a successful three-week membership drive. Predominantly graduate students themselves, the group of workers administers exams for students who require accommodations. These newest CUPE members will join CUPE Local 2278, one of three CUPE locals at B.C.’s largest university. “Academic student […]

Time to end contracting out at UNBC, say campus workers

PRINCE GEORGE – Some campus workers at the University of Northern British Columbia are among the lowest paid in the region, while the multinational corporation that employs them makes hundreds of millions of dollars in profits. CUPE 3799 says this is unfair and the University needs to bring cleaning services in-house and treat campus cleaners […]

Powell River library workers reach tentative agreement

POWELL RIVER – Powell River library workers, represented by CUPE Local 798, have reached a tentative agreement with the Powell River Public Library. “We are confident that this agreement addresses our members’ longstanding concerns around wage fairness and supports fair compensation for workers and improved services for residents,” says CUPE Local 798 President Fred Stutt. […]