October 25, 2012

CUPE support workers reach deal at UNBC

PRINCE GEORGE—CUPE Local 3799 workers have a tentative new collective agreement with the University of Northern British Columbia. The deal was reached late Tuesday and must still be ratified by both sides.

October 25, 2012

CUPE support workers reach deal at UNBC

PRINCE GEORGE—CUPE Local 3799 workers have a tentative new collective agreement with the University of Northern British Columbia. The deal was reached late Tuesday and must still be ratified by both sides.

October 24, 2012

Stalled college talks prompt strike votes

VANCOUVER—Collective bargaining between BC’s colleges sector and 3,000 CUPE support and teaching staff has been going well, there’s just one hitch – the provincial government.  And that hitch is pushing CUPE workers towards strike action. 

October 23, 2012

CUPE support workers settle at TRU

KAMLOOPS—CUPE support workers at Thompson Rivers have reached a tentative collective agreement with the university. The bargaining committee for the 700 members of CUPE Local 4879 reports that the no-concessions deal includes two percent wage increases in each of the final two years. The first two years have no wage hikes, in keeping with the provincial government’s Net Zero Mandate for public sector workers in 2010 and 2011.

October 23, 2012

CUPE support workers settle at TRU

KAMLOOPS—CUPE support workers at Thompson Rivers have reached a tentative collective agreement with the university. The bargaining committee for the 700 members of CUPE Local 4879 reports that the no-concessions deal includes two percent wage increases in each of the final two years. The first two years have no wage hikes, in keeping with the provincial government’s Net Zero Mandate for public sector workers in 2010 and 2011.

October 22, 2012

New deal for CUPE 116 workers at UBC

VANCOUVER—CUPE Local 116 and UBC have reached a tentative collective agreement. The four-year deal with 0-0-2-2% wage increases was reached late Sunday night after a marathon bargaining session that started on Friday morning with CUPE 116, the university and mediator Vince Ready.

October 19, 2012

SFU Downtown behind CUPE picket lines

VANCOUVER—Members of CUPE 3338 were out in force this morning at Simon Fraser University’s downtown Vancouver campus.  Pickets were up for three hours outside the bookstore, main Harbour Centre building and SFU Woodward’s.

October 18, 2012

CUPE clerical workers ratify deal at UBC

VANCOUVER—The members of CUPE Local 2950 at the University of British Columbia have ratified a new collective agreement. The vote tallied this afternoon was 90% in favour of the four-year deal. 

CUPE 2950 represents1,500 clerical, library and hospital staff at UBC.  They signed a tentative collective agreement last week. The deal includes wage increases of 0-0-2-2% over four years.

October 18, 2012

CUPE clerical workers ratify deal at UBC

VANCOUVER—The members of CUPE Local 2950 at the University of British Columbia have ratified a new collective agreement. The vote tallied this afternoon was 90% in favour of the four-year deal. 

CUPE 2950 represents1,500 clerical, library and hospital staff at UBC.  They signed a tentative collective agreement last week. The deal includes wage increases of 0-0-2-2% over four years.

October 18, 2012

SFU Downtown to face picket lines

VANCOUVER—Frustrated by SFU’s refusal to negotiate, members of CUPE Local 3338 will set up picket lines on its downtown Vancouver campus tomorrow.  Close to 70 CUPE members at SFU Harbour Centre and SFU Woodward’s will walk off the job and picket Friday morning starting at 8:30 am. Other campus buildings will not be affected.