<strong>Community social services workers ratify three-year deal</strong>

BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The agreement was negotiated with the nine unions representing members in the agreement: BCGEU, CUPE, […]

Bulletin – 6.75% wage increases starting July 1

New inflation figures released this week confirm that the maximum wage protections in our K-12 Provincial Framework Agreement will be triggered, and members will receive the full 6.75 percent wage increase starting July 1, 2023. This brings the total general wage increases for the first two years of the agreement to well over 10 percent […]

Bulletin – K-12 bargaining concludes in B.C.

All K-12 school support locals in the province have ratified renewed collective agreements with their respective school districts as of this week. This caps off a very successful round of bargaining that saw significant gains – and no concessions – for the provinces over 40,000 school support workers. Some of the improvements K-12 school support […]

<strong>Workers at Science World decide to unionize, join CUPE</strong>

VANCOUVER— Workers at Vancouver’s iconic Science World have decided to join B.C.’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The 150 workers will be part of CUPE Local 1004, a multi-unit local that represents a diversity of community, municipal and professional workers across the region. “We are proud to welcome workers at Science […]

<strong>CUPE municipal workers in Abbotsford ratify new contract</strong>

ABBOTSFORD— CUPE Local 774 members, municipal workers in Abbotsford, have ratified a new two-year agreement. The ratification vote took place Thursday March 9 and members voted 89 percent in favour of the new agreement which provides wage increases of 4.5 percent for 2023 and 4 percent for 2024. “We are very pleased that we were […]

<strong>Library, clerical & theatre workers reach tentative agreement with UBC</strong>

VANCOUVER— CUPE 2950, representing library, clerical and theatre workers at the University of British Columbia, has reached a tentative agreement with the university. The union and UBC came to the agreement Thursday after more than three months of bargaining. It covers over 1500 support staff at several UBC campuses and other facilities. “I want to […]

<strong>CUPE 951 reaches tentative agreement with University of Victoria</strong>

VICTORIA—The union representing over 900 Office, Technicians, Animal Care Assistants and Child Care Workers at the University of Victoria has reached a tentative agreement. CUPE 951 reached the deal with UVic late last week after 5 months of bargaining. “Thanks to the support of our members, we’ve been able to make some real improvements for […]