<a><strong>Budget 2023 makes important investments to protect BC’s most vulnerable-CUPE BC</strong></a>

BURNABY – B.C Minister of Finance Katrine Conroy’s first provincial budget makes strategic investments to support communities, and will help the province’s most vulnerable build better lives for themselves and their families,” CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta said today. “Budget 2023 provides critical funding on the key issues impacting British Columbians,” said Ranalletta, who participated […]

<strong>CUPE 1816 and Pacific Blue Cross reach tentative agreement</strong>

BURNABY— After several months of collective bargaining focused on meaningfully addressing the issues of cost of living challenges, the modern work environment, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, CUPE Local 1816 and Pacific Blue Cross have come to terms on a five-year tentative agreement retroactive to August 1, 2022. “It’s been a long […]

<strong>Fraser Valley transit workers need justice now: public rally</strong>

ABBOTSFORD—CUPE 561 members who work for First Transit are fed up with being paid 32 per cent less than other transit operators in the region and need a fair deal that includes a wage lift while addressing poor working conditions and the lack of a pension plan, speakers told a noon-hour public rally today outside […]

<strong>Burnaby Public Library Workers Ratify New Contract</strong>

BURNABY – CUPE 23 members who work for Burnaby Public Library have voted 91 percent in favour of ratifying a new three-year agreement. “I want to thank the bargaining committee for their great contributions and hard work during this round of negotiations,” said CUPE 23 Library Division Chair Sarah Bjorknas. “This new agreement recognizes the important […]

<strong>CUPE 4163 concludes bargaining with the University of Victoria</strong>

VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Educational Workers’ Union (CUPE 4163) Components 1 and 2 have reached a tentative agreement with UVic. The agreement, reached this week at the bargaining table, covers over 1100 teaching assistants, computer help desk workers, cultural assistants, lab instructors, community leaders and second language teachers at the University. “I want […]

<strong>CUPE 873 ambulance paramedics, dispatchers ratify new collective agreement</strong>

RICHMOND—The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC, represented by CUPE 873, have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that addresses foundational changes to wages, benefits, and staffing models across the province. The agreement, reached on January 6, addresses many of the union’s core concerns, said CUPE […]

<strong>CUPE Local 23 Ratifies New Agreement</strong>

BURNABY – CUPE Local 23 members (City of Burnaby inside and outside workers as well as foremen) have voted 75 percent in favour of ratifying a new three-year agreement. “I want to thank the bargaining committee, CUPE 23 staff and our CUPE servicing representatives for their hard work in achieving this new agreement,” said CUPE […]

<strong>CUPE welcomes seven new members from BC Rapid Transit</strong>

In an organizing drive that took less than a week to complete, CUPE has received auto certification for seven employees of BC Rapid Transit Co Ltd. These workers, who now become members of CUPE 7000, work as SkyTrain Planners in Maintenance Support Services. “More and more workers across this province are realizing what unions can […]