CUPE 50 ratifies new three-year contract with BCSPCA – Victoria Branch

VICTORIA—CUPE 50 members have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA). The new agreement, reached earlier this month after three days of bargaining, is retroactive to January 2023 and expires at the end of 2025. Wage increases will range from 8 to 24 […]

City of North Vancouver workers ratify new 3-year agreement

CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER – After a collaborative round of negotiations CUPE 389 members, who work for the City of North Vancouver, have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement. The agreement represents a significant step forward in ensuring fair compensation and addressing affordability concerns for the City’s workforce. “Our members, like all residents in this […]

CUPE BC donates $50,000 to support BC wildfire relief

BURNABY— This fire season has devasted families and communities across our province, and we are proud to offer support to those affected by wildfires across the province. CUPE BC has donated $25,000 to both the BC SPCA and Canadian Red Cross’s BC and Yukon operations for a total of $50,000 in relief funds. “This summer’s […]

CUPE 7000 launches awareness campaign about the work of SkyTrain Attendants 

Multiple roles, skill set required go far beyond customer service duties, says union  BURNABY— Despite having the highest visibility among employees of BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC), SkyTrain Attendants and the work they do remain a mystery for much of the riding public who depend on the service they provide every day. That perception is […]

CUPE 3338 reaches tentative agreement with SFU

BURNABY— CUPE 3338, representing campus support workers at Simon Fraser University, has reached a tentative agreement with SFU.  The agreement covers over 800 members of CUPE 3338’s Unit 1, the largest bargaining unit at the University. These CUPE members include clerical workers, technical, library and bookstore workers, program assistants, lifeguards, and other workers providing on-campus […]

Graduate Academic Assistants latest UBC workers to join CUPE

VANCOUVER – More than 800 Graduate Academic Assistants (GAAs) who work at the University of British Columbia (UBC) will join BC’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). GAAs will join CUPE 2278, the union that already represents Teaching Assistants, English Language Instructors, and Exam Invigilators at the university. “We’re excited to welcome […]

CUPE 7000 lauds stability in the system as SkyTrain workers ratify new five-year deal

BURNABY—CUPE 7000 members at SkyTrain have ratified the tentative agreement with BC Rapid Transit Company reached on June 29. The five-year contract, which runs from September 1, 2023 until August 31, 2028, includes general wage increases of 6.75 per cent, 2-3 per cent (depending on Consumer Price Index average), and 2.5 per cent for the […]

CUPE 561 members ratify contract with First Transit, ending Fraser Valley transit strike

ABBOTSFORD—In votes held after membership meetings today, CUPE 561 transit workers have ratified a mediated settlement with First Transit, ending a strike that began 124 days ago. Picket lines are being taken down, and the 213 transit workers will begin the return-to-work process. The six-year agreement, which ends on March 31, 2026, narrows the wage […]