District of Tofino workers vote to strike

TOFINO-CUPE 118 members working for the District of Tofino voted to strike on June 9 after hitting an impasse in negotiations. The CUPE 118 bargaining committee says workers deserve a fair deal with improvements to wages and working conditions. “It is disappointing the District of Tofino is not understanding employees’ concerns,” said CUPE 118 President […]

CUPE welcomes civilian staff of the Organized Crime Agency of B.C.

RICHMOND – Civilian staff of the Organized Crime Agency of B.C. (OCABC) voted to join CUPE. The approximately 170 specialized professionals who deliver operational and administrative support to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) will form a new bargaining unit in CUPE Local 718. “We are pleased to welcome employees of […]

I will have your back in the struggle for justice, equality, and respect: Rennick

VICTORIA –Rising costs of living are hitting Canadian workers hard and CUPE National’s Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick committed to making sure CUPE locals have resources to fight for members. “Everyday my resolve grows stronger,” said Rennick to CUPE BC Convention delegates. Detailing the impact of the highest inflation in 30 years with rising prices of food, […]

CUPE speaks out against cuts to Coquitlam Public Library

COQUITLAM – CUPE 561 representatives addressed the April 27th Coquitlam Library Board meeting and spoke out against cuts to services announced earlier this month. “Library workers helped hold our community together over the last two years,” said CUPE 561 President Jane Gibbons, who spoke to the Library Board remotely as she attended the CUPE BC […]

Throne Speech echoes people’s agenda – CUPE BC

VICTORIA – Today’s Throne Speech offered welcome news to members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in BC. “CUPE members are happy to hear plans to deliver on commitments made in the last election,” said Paul Faoro, President of CUPE BC. “British Columbians now have a government that is working for them.”  BC Lieutenant […]

PNE and CUPE 1004 reach tentative contract

VANCOUVER – The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1004, which represents approximately 3,300 PNE full time, part time and Fair-time employees, are pleased to announce the successful completion of bargaining. 

CUPE BC celebrates the life of Local 1048 President, Sister Janet Bigelow

Prince George residents and CUPE members across BC and Canada were deeply saddened to learn on August 10th of the loss of CUPE Local 1048 President, Sister Janet Bigelow. A powerful representative of City of Prince George employees and a defender of quality public services, a strong voice on the North Central Labour Council, and […]

CUPE BC launches video on appropriate pronoun use

BURNABY—With the release of a new online video during Pride week, CUPE BC is working to inform members and the broader public of the appropriate use of gender pronouns that honours how individuals identify themselves. As our union celebrates pride and diversity with all LGBTQ comrades, the video provides guidance on how to be respectful […]