August 23, 2015

CUPE 1004 reaches mediated settlement with CSU

VANCOUVER – CUPE 1004, representing workers who provide support services to students at Capilano University, has reached a tentative agreement with the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU).

The settlement was reached through a mediator on Saturday, in time to avert a lockout by CSU that was due to start on Monday, August 24.

August 21, 2015

Capilano Students’ Union workers locked out

NORTH VANCOUVER – As a new academic year is about to begin, the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) has chosen to disrupt services for students by locking out unionized staff beginning Monday, August 24.

The move comes after members of CUPE Local 1004, which represents CSU staff, voted unanimously to reject the employer’s final offer.

Sarah Silvester, bargaining committee member and CUPE 1004 Executive Member said that her members are concerned about their livelihood and also have concerns for what Capilano students will face as they attempt to settle into a new school year.

October 28, 2009

Joel Bakan urges CUPE to keep protecting public education

VANCOUVER – Conference participants were on their feet more than once during the opening night of CUPE BC’s Champions for Public Education conference on Monday. About 250 CUPE members and staff from the K-12, university and college sectors have come together for two days to share information and participate in workshops.

CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill opened the conference and talked about the important links between CUPE’s more than 40,000 education workers and all CUPE members.