Tentative agreement reached in Harrison Hot Springs

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – CUPE 458 and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs reached a new tentative agreement earlier today after almost a week of strike action in the Village. “We want to thank residents and visitors for their patience during this dispute as we know that strike action has had an impact on the […]

Village workers still without a contract

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – CUPE Local 458 and the Village of Harrison Springs resumed negotiations today (July 11), however after a brief bargaining session no agreement was reached. “We are very disappointed with the lack of progress that was made at today’s bargaining meeting. The union came prepared to resolve this labour dispute because we […]

Update on Village negotiations

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – CUPE Local 458 and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs have agreed to resume negotiations, however the Village is too busy to bargain until next Wednesday or Thursday so strike action will likely continue for the next 8 to 9 days. “We know that the Harrison Festival of the Arts is […]

Village workers serve 72-hour strike notice

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – CUPE Local 458 members who work in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs are set to begin full scale job action this Monday (July 9), after issuing 72-hour strike notice earlier today. “Following our members’ rejection of the last offer vote, we let the Village know that we are ready to […]

Village Workers reject ‘last offer’

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – CUPE 458 members have overwhelmingly rejected the Village of Harrison Hot Springs’ ‘last offer’ in a vote administered yesterday by the Labour Relations Board at the request of the Village. 14 of 17 eligible voters participated, voting 86 percent in favour of rejection. CUPE 458 President Darlene Worthylake says that union […]

Natural champions of democracy

CUPE BC library workers attend annual BC Library Association conference RICHMOND – Library workers from all over the province were in Richmond last week to participate in the BC Library Association’s (BCLA) annual conference. This year’s conference theme is work and culture, which “urges an examination of the connections between work environments, institutional cultures, and […]