June 9, 2010

Bargaining update for CUPE Community Social Service members

BURNABY— The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) bargaining committee tasked with negotiating a new collective agreement for Social Services members met with the employers’ group (CSSEA -Community Social Services Employers' Association) on June 1, 2010.

The parties exchanged feedback on the proposals tabled last week. The government’s CSSEA has tabled a concessionary package that offers no monetary gains.

CSSEA insists it’s being held to the B.C.

June 1, 2010

CUPE school staff give notice to bargain

BURNABY—CUPE locals representing staff in the public education system have served notice to open bargaining with their employers. Collective agreements covering over 26,000 workers in school districts throughout the province expire on June 30.

The CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council served formal notice today to the BC Public School Employers’ Association on behalf of member locals.

May 28, 2010

Protecting quality public health care top bargaining priority

BURNABY – After two days of discussions about a new contract for health science professionals, some progress was made on non-monetary issues related to protecting quality health care.

May 20, 2010

CSS bargaining committee meets with employers’ group, tables proposals

RICHMOND— The union bargaining committee tasked with negotiating a new collective agreement for community social services workers met with the employers’ group CSSEA (Community Social Services Employers' Association) this week in Richmond.

Your bargaining committee tabled a focused package of proposals aimed at making real gains and restoring your rights after years of cuts and concessions. Your committee is seeking – among other things – full sick leave provisions and wage parity with the community health sector.

May 12, 2010

Employer accepts CSS joint union bargaining team call to bargain

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) has invited the employer group, the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA), to commence bargaining on Thursday, May 13, 2010 in Richmond.

The CSSBA expects the first meeting will entail establishing a protocol agreement and setting dates and locations for a full exchange of proposals for the Community Living Services and General Services collective agreements.

“Our members who recently enrolled in the successfully secured Municipal Pension Plan are anxious for us to begin the bargaining process fo

April 13, 2010

Good news also comes in threes

HOPE – CUPE 458 members have reached a new collective agreement with the Fraser Valley Regional District.

The workers at Hope District Recreation and Cultural Services (HDRCS) have ratified a four-year agreement retroactive to January 1, 2008. The contract will expire on December 31, 2011. The new deal includes a three-per-cent wage increase in each year of the contract and an increase in travel allowances and group life insurance.

CUPE 458 president Louise Piper praised the Local’s bargaining team.

April 9, 2010

Health science professionals’ talks focus on job evaluation

BURNABY—The expiry of the 2006 – 2010 Health Science Professionals collective agreement on March 31, 2010 was marked with continued discussion between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and Health Employers Association of BC about the principles that will be used for a thoughtful discussion in negotiating a collective agreement that protects quality health care and values the work of health science professionals.

HSPBA’s Chief Negotiator Maureen Headley said the discussion on a classifications system that reflects a modern health care team must start with the em

March 31, 2010

Two UBC locals ready for bargaining

VANCOUVER —Support workers in CUPE locals 116 and 2950 at the University of British Columbia have served notice for bargaining.

The two locals represent 3,600 workers in trades, custodial, food services, clerical, library, technicians, and support workers at the Chan centre. They join university support workers in other CUPE locals across the province whose contracts expire today (March 31). CUPE university workers' locals are coordinating their independent bargaining efforts through CUPE’s Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee.

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March 30, 2010

University workers set to bargain

VICTORIA – University support workers in several CUPE locals have served notice to bargain with their respective employers.

The CUPE workers provide important services at universities across the province including maintenance, administrative support, custodial support, food services, horticulture, child care, teaching assistance, print shops, IT services/technical support and library services.

March 29, 2010

HSPBA begins bargaining to improve health care delivery

BURNABY–Talks got underway today for a new collective agreement for health science professionals who deliver critical diagnostic, clinical and rehabilitation services that British Columbians depend on for their good health.

The bargaining committee’s mandate is to achieve a collective agreement that protects quality health care and values the work of health science professionals.

CUPE is a member of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), in which the Health Science Associations of BC (HSA) is the lead union, and also includes members of BCGEU, PEA,