September 11, 2014

Campbell River city workers reject ‘offer’ - call for mediation

CAMPBELL RIVER - Striking members of CUPE Local 401 have overwhelmingly rejected a ‘last offer’ from the City of Campbell River. In a BC Labour Relations Board supervised vote, the workers rejected the city’s contract terms by more than 3-to-1.

September 4, 2014

Penticton city workers ratify five-year contract

PENTICTON–CUPE workers have ratified a new collective agreement with the City of Penticton.  At a vote held last night, the members of CUPE Local 608 voted 89% in favour of a deal that has also been ratified by the City.

August 19, 2014

Castlegar workers launch overtime ban

CASTLEGAR – Castlegar city workers have instituted a ban on overtime work in an effort to restart stalled contract talks.  CUPE Local 2262 served 72-hour strike notice with the BC Labour Board last Friday. 

The job action follows a membership meeting of the local on Monday night.  The 34 CUPE 2262 members have been without a contract since February 2013. This is the first time in 60 years that the union has been forced to a strike in its contract negotiations with the City of Castlegar.

August 15, 2014

Castlegar city workers serve first-ever strike notice

CASTLEGAR – CUPE Local 2262 city workers have filed 72-hour strike notice with the BC Labour Board. The 34 workers have been without a contract since February 2013. This marks the first time in 60 years that the union has been forced to a strike in its contract negotiations with the City of Castlegar.

The union will be in legal strike position on Monday. A closed union meeting is scheduled for Monday night to discuss next steps. Strike action can include everything from a ban on overtime work to a full-fledged city-wide walkout. 

August 13, 2014

Castlegar workers push city for more talks

CUPE 2262 members ready to take their message to city hall.

CASTLEGAR – It was standing-room only as members of CUPE 2262 filled the Castlegar City Council meeting Monday night.  Armed with Support Public Workers pins and cards, the members of the unit and supporters showed up to let the city know where they stand on contract negotiations. 

July 22, 2014

New agreement ratified for CUPE 2058 in the City of Langley

LANGLEY – CUPE 2058 and the City of Langley have ratified a new collective agreement.

Andrew Brown, president of CUPE 2058, said that it was a respectful round of bargaining, and that the new agreement will provide stability and certainty for the city and its employees.

July 3, 2014

New agreement for CUPE 798 in the Powell River Regional District

POWELL RIVER - The Powell River Regional District and its CUPE members have ratified a new collective agreement.

The settlement was achieved after five days of bargaining. The agreement reflects the priorities of both parties to treat employees fairly and with respect, and to recognize the financial realities of the Regional District.

Settlement highlights include improvements to paramedical benefits and sick days and wage increases providing an 8.5 per cent lift over five years. The agreement also recognizes CUPE members’ right to be represented by their union. 

May 31, 2014

White Rock city workers ratify new agreement

WHITE ROCK – CUPE workers ended their month-long job action today, ratifying a new four-year collective agreement.

CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that CUPE members stood together and, in taking historic strike action, made it clear to their employer that they were serious about the issues on the bargaining table.

May 30, 2014

Tentative agreement reached for White Rock civic workers

WHITE ROCK – The City of White Rock and CUPE workers have reached a tentative agreement.

CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that details of the settlement will be released pending a ratification vote by local members tomorrow (Saturday).

CUPE 402-01 represents 100 City of White Rock workers. The union began job action with an overtime ban, with rotating strikes beginning on May 2.  Full strike action at all city facilities has been ongoing since Monday, May 12.

This is the first time in the history of CUPE 402-01 that the union has taken strike action.

May 21, 2014

Rally for striking White Rock workers attracts big crowd, high energy

WHITE ROCK - Members of CUPE Local 402-01 walking the picket line in White Rock were joined yesterday by CUPE BC officers, CUPE members from around the Lower Mainland, members of other unions, and representatives of the BC Federation of Labour for a solidarity rally outside White Rock City Hall.