CUPE 2262 reaches tentative agreement with City of Castlegar

CASTLEGAR— CUPE 2262 and the City of Castlegar reached a tentative agreement late last night for a new three-year collective agreement. The agreement comes after the City’s municipal workers voted 95 percent in favour of job action last month.  “We want to extend our thanks to the City of Castlegar for their renewed and dedicated […]

Public child care is best for workers

In its efforts to address the province-wide shortage of affordable and accessible child care, the provincial government today announced a $2/hour increase to the wage enhancement for private sector early childhood educators (ECE). This increase will bring the private-sector ECE wage enhancement up to $6/hour effective December 1, 2023. The public-sector ECE wage enhancement will […]

District of North Vancouver workers ratify new contract

NORTH VANCOUVER – CUPE 389 members who work for the District of North Vancouver have ratified a new three-year collective agreement. The agreement is a significant step forward in addressing both affordability challenges workers face and recruitment and retention issues. “We believe that a well-supported workforce translates into superior services for our residents, and creates […]

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 […]