April 20, 2011

CUPE members utilize skills to help community

Habitat for Humanity multi-plex building project a cooperative effort involving Habitat for Humanity, the City of Grand Forks and CUPE 4728 members

GRAND FORKS — CUPE 4728 members are volunteering their services for a community project that brings together municipal workers, the City of Grand Forks and Habitat for Humanity. Grand Forks’ City Council donated materials, supplies and the use of City equipment.

April 6, 2011

City recognizes CUPE 1004’s 100th anniversary

Mayor Gregor Robertson accepted the 100th Anniversary plaque from CUPE 1004 members who are celebrating 100 years of public service to the City of Vancouver.VANCOUVER—CUPE 1004 was recognized at City Council yesterday for one hundred years of public service.

April 1, 2011

CUPE 50 wins “Spirit” Award for United Way campaign

VICTORIA—CUPE 50 (Victoria Civic Workers) has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in helping the 2010 United Way campaign in Greater Victoria bring in $6.21 million to help the community. The award was presented to CUPE 50 president John Burrows.

“Our members are honoured to contribute to our community,” said Burrows.

March 31, 2011

100 years of public service recognized at City Hall

CUPE 1004, City of Vancouver outside workers unveil commemorative plaque

VANCOUVER— CUPE 1004 members will be joined by Mayor Gregor Robertson at 2:00 pm Tuesday, April 5 at a ceremony in the main council chamber at City Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of services provided by Vancouver’s outside workers.

CUPE 1004 president Mike Jackson notes that members of the Local take great pride in providing services to Vancouver residents. “We are proud of the work we have done with the City and our relationship that helps make Vancouver a great place to live.

March 14, 2011

Contract session a first for the Kootenays

Participants at the three-day KDC meeting reviewed and discussed contract language in preparation for upcoming bargaining.CRANBROOK—CUPE members from municipalities throughout the Kootenays met this weekend in Cranbrook to review collective agreements and plan for municipal bargaining.

March 11, 2011

City of Revelstoke and CUPE 363 ratify contract

REVELSTOKE—The City of Revelstoke and members of CUPE 363, municipal workers, have ratified a four-year collective agreement. CUPE 363 ratified the agreement on Saturday, March 5 and the City ratified on Tuesday, March 8.

“I’m extremely happy with this co-operative partnership with CUPE,” says Revelstoke Mayor David Raven.

The new agreement includes wage increases of 1.25 per cent in each of the first two contract years and 1.5 per cent in the last two years of the four-year agreement.

October 8, 2010

CUPE connects with local elected officials from all over BC

WHISTLER—Last week at the annual Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Whistler, a contingent of CUPE leaders and staff used the opportunity to connect with local leaders from all over the province.

CUPE BC’s reception, which has become a highlight of the weeklong annual convention, was attended by more than 700 delegates and partners, and featured a keynote address from CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill.

O’Neill’s welcoming speech focused on how local government leadership can keep communities strong during tough economic times by encouraging citizens to think “Local First

October 5, 2010

Summerland municipal workers ratify agreement

SUMMERLAND – CUPE 1136 members have ratified a Collective Agreement with the District of Summerland. The three-year deal runs from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012.

“This agreement shows the pride our members take in working for the District,” says Bargaining Committee chair David Scott. “We work in Summerland and care about the services we provide residents.”

The agreement includes a 1.5 per cent increase in the second year and 1.75 per cent in the third year with improvement to benefits.

September 27, 2010

Kootenay presidents discuss bargaining, member engagement issues

PUBLIC PRIDE—CUPE BC secretary-treasurer Mark Hancock (centre) poses with Kootenay District Council members and regional staff in front of the recently completed—and publicly-operated—Creston Recreation Centre.

CRESTON—CUPE members in the Kootenays who work in the municipal, K-12 and library sectors were the focus of a productive all-presidents meeting here on September 24.

Continuing a proud tradition in the province’s southeastern corner, B.C.

September 14, 2010

Quesnel municipal workers’ contract ratified

QUESNEL—Members of CUPE 1050, Quesnel municipal workers, have a three-year contract that was ratified by Mayor and Council yesterday.

“We are pleased to be able to continue providing quality services to Quesnel residents,” said CUPE 1050 president Dan Weiman.