CUPE BC donates $10,000 to UNITE Here! Local 40 strike fund

RICHMOND—CUPE BC brought holiday solidarity greetings to a picket line today, with General Vice-President Dal Benning presenting a cheque for $10,000 to Unite Here! Local 40 Vice-President Gurzar Grewal while greeting striking Local 40 members at the Sheraton Hotel. Benning, also president of CUPE 718 (Richmond municipal inside workers), visited the Sheraton picket line with […]

Squamish municipal workers vote 99 percent in favour of strike action

SQUAMISH – Squamish municipal workers, represented by CUPE 2269, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a vote held last night. “This vote demonstrates that our members are deeply concerned about the lack of progress at the bargaining table and the unwillingness of the District of Squamish to address real workplace concerns,” says […]

Resort Municipality of Whistler workers ratify new contract

WHISTLER – Civic workers in the Resort Municipality of Whistler, represented by CUPE 2010, have ratified a new three-year agreement that addresses affordability challenges for workers and ensures continued high quality public services for residents, visitors and businesses. “We’re pleased to have completed this round of negotiations and reached an agreement that both reflects current […]

CUPE 386 and City of Coquitlam ratify new contract

COQUITLAM – CUPE 386 members, Coquitlam municipal workers, and the City of Coquitlam have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that addresses affordability for workers and ensures continued reliable public services for residents, businesses, and visitors. CUPE 386 President Vim Sharma emphasized the collaborative nature of this round of negotiations, which centered on resolving workplace […]

CUPE 1622 workers ratify new contract with BC SPCA

BURNABY— Members of CUPE 1622, which represents more than 130 workers in animal protection services as well as hospital and community animal shelter staff throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with BC SPCA. The new contract includes wage increases of 14.5 to 16 per cent over three […]

City of North Vancouver library workers ratify new contract

NORTH VANCOUVER – CUPE 389 members and the North Vancouver City Library have ratified a new three-year agreement that provides improved working conditions for CUPE members and enhanced library services for the community. “This round of negotiations, both the union and management engaged in open discussions. This respectful and collaborative approach allowed us to address concerns, find […]

Bulletin – Participate in a nationwide survey on violence and harassment in schools

Since the pandemic, education workers have seen a dramatic increase of violence and harassment in schools. To understand this development, CUPE National’s Research Branch is collaborating with scholars at the University of Ottawa on a new nationwide study that examines education workers’ experiences of physical violence and harassment. In particular, the study explores how intersecting […]

CUPE 387 members ratify new contact, avert possible strike

NEW WESTMINSTER – CUPE 387 members, city and library workers as well as civilian employees at the New Westminster Police Department, have voted 96 percent in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement, avoiding a possible strike. The agreement was reached after nearly a year of negotiations. CUPE members ratified the agreement at a meeting […]

Castlegar civic workers ratify new contract

CASTLEGAR— CUPE 2262 members, who work for the City of Castlegar, have overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement Thursday, averting a possible strike. “Our members love serving the community they work and live in, but equally need to be able to support themselves and their families amid a rapidly rising cost of living,” says CUPE […]