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 […]

CUPE 561 thanks community for support as Fraser Valley transit strike passes Day 118

CHILLIWACK— Community support from the beginning of their labour dispute has made a huge difference for Fraser Valley transit workers in their resolve to reach a fair contract. That message was clear at Saturday’s community solidarity barbeque celebrating the hard work, resolve and dedication of CUPE 561 members during one of the longest transit strikes […]

SkyTrain workers, BC Rapid Transit Company reach tentative agreement

BURNABY— CUPE 7000, representing more than 1,000 workers at SkyTrain, has reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract with BC Rapid Transit Company. The agreement was reached yesterday (June 29) following 10 days of negotiations. The new collective agreement features wage increases, improvements to existing language and benefits, and new contract provisions not […]

Bulletin – Thank you, school support workers!

As we wrap up another school year, the K-12 Presidents Council would like to recognize the exemptional work of all school support workers. Throughout the year, students, families, and communities have been able to depend on you every day. Thank you for your work keeping our schools, buses and other learning environments clean, healthy and […]

CUPE 718 welcomes South Arm Community Centre workers

RICHMOND — South Arm Community Centre workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining CUPE, Canada’s largest public sector union. The new union members will become part of CUPE Local 718, the same local that represents the majority of City of Richmond staff. “We are proud to welcome South Arm Community Centre workers to our […]