December 9, 2013

City workers issue strike notice

PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George municipal workers have issued 72-hour strike notice and are gearing up for job action according to CUPE 399 and 1048 presidents Gary Campbell and Janet Bigelow.

December 6, 2013

CUPE Health Care Presidents Council continues to recommend rejection of HSPBA tentative agreement

Despite last-minute amendments to the tentative agreement between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), CUPE’s Health Care Presidents Council continues to recommend members reject the agreement when voting takes place next week.

The Professional Employees Union also continues to recommend that its members reject the tentative agreement.

December 4, 2013

With Kootenay Lake schools’ savings plan passed, CUPE Local 748 still on strike alert going back to bargaining on December 12

KOOTENAY LAKE-The Board of Education for School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) held an extraordinary meeting Monday night to reconsider a savings plan to pay for the 3.5 percent wage adjustment for CUPE Local 748 education workers. The lack of a savings plan for the district was a major roadblock to the bargaining process.

“The Board adopted a plan that will allow bargaining to move forward,” said CUPE Local 748 President Michelle Bennett. “Our main objective is to make sure services students depend on are protected.”

December 4, 2013

Mediation fails in North Shore Winter Club dispute

NORTH VANCOUVER – After 7 months on the picket line CUPE 389 says that the North Shore Winter Club (NSWC) has no desire to end the longest ongoing labour dispute in the province.

Mediation talks took place Monday Dec 2 but CUPE National Representative John Strohmaier said that the NSWC came back to negotiations with their most insulting offer yet.

December 3, 2013

CUPE Local 523 averts strike, no further job action in Okanagan schools

OKANAGAN-Education workers in the Okanagan will not be going on strike. CUPE Local 523 and the employers of School District 53 (Okanagan Similkameen), School District 67(Okanagan Skaha), and School District 83(North Okanagan Shuswap) reached a tentative agreement last night.

“It was a tough round of bargaining, but ultimately both sides put their heads together to come up with a compromise avoiding further job action,” said CUPE Local 523 Bargaining Committee spokesperson Rob Hewitt.

November 29, 2013

CUPE members vote down City’s last offer

PRINCE GEORGE – CUPE 399 and 1048 members have voted 82 percent in favour of rejecting the City’s last offer package. The vote, which was conducted by the BC Labour Relations Board, was conducted late this week and was done at the request of the City. The unofficial results were announced this afternoon and the Labour Board will confirm the final results Monday.

November 28, 2013

CUPE Local 523 serves 72 hour strike notice for three Okanagan School Districts

OKANAGAN-72 hour strike notice has been served by CUPE Local 523 representing education workers of three Okanagan school districts. The potential job action would occur in School District 53 (Okanagan Similkameen), School District 67(Okanagan Skaha), and School District 83(North Okanagan Shuswap).

The CUPE Local 523 Bargaining Committee is frustrated that the employer group demanded a concession to claw back long term disability savings. The three school districts bargain together and have a single collective agreement with the approximately 1150 members of CUPE Local 523.

November 26, 2013

With reaffirmed strike mandate, CUPE Local 748 wants to work with board towards a fair deal for Kootenay Lake schools

KOOTENAY LAKE-Members of CUPE Local 748, education workers of School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) voted to reaffirm their strike mandate over the weekend. 100% of members voting decided that job action is necessary if an agreement with the school district is not achieved.

November 21, 2013

CUPE Health Care Presidents Council launches “Vote No” campaign

BURNABY—CUPE’s Health Care Presidents Council is urging its members in the sector to reject the tentative agreement between the Health Sciences Professionals Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of BC, and is launching a campaign to have members vote “no” in upcoming ratification votes.

November 16, 2013

CUPE's Health Care Presidents Council recommends rejection of tentative agreement

VANCOUVER - CUPE's Health Care Presidents Council is recommending that its members in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) reject the tentative agreement reached with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC).