July 10, 2012

Okanagan Library Workers still without a contract

KELOWNA—Job action continues in the Okanagan this week, as library workers continue their strike to achieve a fair collective agreement.

Van drivers will again be off the job this week, and until further notice CUPE members will not be collecting money for the sale of promotional items (book bags, t-shirts, etc.), facility and room rentals or photocopier fees.

Rose Jurkic, CUPE 1123 president, says that library workers continue to find ways to minimize the impact strike actions have on patrons.

July 10, 2012

Okanagan Library Workers still without a contract

KELOWNA—Job action continues in the Okanagan this week, as library workers continue their strike to achieve a fair collective agreement.

Van drivers will again be off the job this week, and until further notice CUPE members will not be collecting money for the sale of promotional items (book bags, t-shirts, etc.), facility and room rentals or photocopier fees.

Rose Jurkic, CUPE 1123 president, says that library workers continue to find ways to minimize the impact strike actions have on patrons.

July 3, 2012

UNBC workers overwhelmingly approve strike action

PRINCE GEORGE–CUPE support workers at UNBC have voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action. The vote was taken over the last week and tallied this morning. CUPE 3799 represents more than 300 support workers at the University of Northern BC. Turnout for the vote was 75 per cent.   

July 3, 2012

UNBC workers overwhelmingly approve strike action

PRINCE GEORGE–CUPE support workers at UNBC have voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action. The vote was taken over the last week and tallied this morning. CUPE 3799 represents more than 300 support workers at the University of Northern BC. Turnout for the vote was 75 per cent.   

June 29, 2012

Still time to vote Yes! CSS Strike Vote continues next week

VANCOUVER - There is still time to vote yes for a fair and reasonable deal for the Community Social Service sector. It’s time to stand up for an agreement that includes better wages and benefits, job security, improved reimbursable expenses and restored sick leave.

There is one more chance to vote in Vancouver on July 5th, at the BC Federation of Labour offices #200 – 5118 Joyce Street. Meetings run at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. You do not have to attend the full meeting, just come on down and vote.

June 27, 2012

CLBC executive bonuses expose government's double standard

Vote YES for a strong strike mandate

VANCOUVER - The provincial government has given community social services workers another strong motivation to attend strike vote meetings being held around BC. 

We all know that inflation is driving up the cost of living. The price of a litre of gas has climbed by 43 per cent since our last pay raise. Bread is up more than 11 per cent and milk more than 10 per cent.

These are not the only double digit increases though.

June 26, 2012

UVic workers serve 72-hour strike notice

VICTORIA—Two CUPE locals at the University of Victoria have served 72-hour strike notice.  CUPE 917 and 951 served notice at the BC Labour Relations Board Monday after the employer balked at continuing mediated talks.

June 26, 2012

UVic workers serve 72-hour strike notice

VICTORIA—Two CUPE locals at the University of Victoria have served 72-hour strike notice.  CUPE 917 and 951 served notice at the BC Labour Relations Board Monday after the employer balked at continuing mediated talks.

June 21, 2012

CUPE K-12 Provincial Bargaining Committee Meets

RICHMOND—The CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council Provincial Bargaining Committee held its first meeting Wednesday in Richmond. Regional representatives from across the province met to start the process of mapping out 2012 bargaining priorities and strategy.

June 19, 2012

Bargaining Update: Community Health

Community Health talks adjourn for three weeks after tabling monetary proposals

VANCOUVER—Three weeks of negotiations for the renewal of the Community Health collective agreement covering 14,000 health care and administrative workers in the Community Health sub-sector concluded on Saturday, June 16 in Vancouver. Talks are scheduled to resume on July 9, 2012 for one week.