Roadside rally draws strong public support for CUPE 561 transit workers

MISSION—The intersection of Highways 7 and 11 was the scene of a raucous roadside rally this morning, as several dozen CUPE 561 transit workers and their supporters gathered with placards and banners, drawing honks and shouts of support from rush-hour commuters eager to see an end to the strike that includes a fair deal for […]

CUPE 8911, E-Comm ratify new collective agreement

VANCOUVER— Emergency Communications Professionals of BC, represented by CUPE 8911, have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia (E-Comm) that addresses important improvements to wages, benefits, and working conditions. The agreement, reached on May 3, focuses on the essential work of emergency operators and their crucial role in public […]

<strong>E-Comm, CUPE 8911 reach tentative agreement</strong>

VANCOUVER— E-Comm 9-1-1 (Emergency Communications for British Columbia Inc.) and Emergency Communications Professionals of BC (CUPE Local 8911) reached a tentative agreement late last night for a new three-year collective agreement. “This new deal modernizes our collective agreement with improvements to compensation, benefits, and support for B.C.’s first first responders who make sure there is […]

<strong>Rally for striking CUPE 561 members turns up the heat on BC Transit</strong>

CHILLIWACK – A boisterous noon-hour rally in support of striking CUPE 561 members had a strong message for the Crown corporation that contracts out transit services in the Fraser Valley: BC Transit needs to live up to its responsibility to provide public transit for the region and is failing the public by remaining outside the […]

CUPE 561 members share public concerns about daily impacts of Fraser Valley transit strike

Union urges affected residents to contact BC Transit, demand action from First Transit COQUITLAM—CUPE 561, the union representing striking Fraser Valley transit workers employed by the foreign-owned corporation First Transit, today shared some of the feedback they’ve received from members of the public expressing concerns about the job action’s negative impacts on their daily lives. […]

<strong>Community social services workers ratify three-year deal</strong>

BURNABY – The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) announced today that the 19,000 members of the community social services bargaining unit employed by the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) voted 95 per cent to accept the tentative agreement. The agreement was negotiated with the nine unions representing members in the agreement: BCGEU, CUPE, […]