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October 10, 2012

CUPE 116 sees red at UBC

VANCOUVER—CUPE universities job action continues this week with overtime bans and picket lines at UBC. CUPE 116 at the University of British Columbia set up picket lines early Tuesday morning shutting down the General Services Administration Building (GSAB) and Mary Bollert Hall.

October 4, 2012

CUPE university workers walk the walk

BURNABY—CUPE university support workers across BC had a clear message for their employers today - let's make a deal.  The 12,000 workers took job action after more than two years of contract talks without any settlements.  

October 4, 2012

BC Universities Behind Picket Lines

VICTORIA—BC's five largest universities will be behind picket lines today. More than 12,000 CUPE support workers at all five campuses are launching job action aimed at getting their employers back to the bargaining table.

October 1, 2012

Job action looms at BC universities

VANCOUVER—Four more CUPE university locals have served 72-hour strike notice. Once in place, CUPE members at five universities in BC will be in a legal position to strike. 

September 28, 2012

CUPE Workers Send SFU a Message – Negotiate Now!

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY—CUPE’s 1,020 support workers at SFU have had enough. After more than two years of fruitless talks at the bargaining table, CUPE Local 3338 members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action. 

The 78 percent strike mandate was tallied last night after voting this week at SFU’s three campuses. The union must still file 72-hour strike notice at the BC Labour Board before taking job action.

September 13, 2012

UVic agrees to return to bargaining table

VICTORIA—In a joint release issued today, CUPE locals at the University of Victoria and the administration have agreed to return to the bargaining table. 

The joint release states that: The University of Victoria and CUPE locals 917, 951 and 4163 have agreed to return to the bargaining table next week starting Tuesday, Sept. 18. While bargaining is underway job action will be suspended and neither party will be commenting on the negotiations or any associated issues.

September 10, 2012

SFU Workers ready for strike vote

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY—CUPE local 3338 will hold a strike vote Sept. 25-27.  The local represents 1,200 support workers at the university’s three campuses. 

September 7, 2012

TRU workers deliver strong strike mandate

KAMLOOPS—CUPE members working at Thompson Rivers University have sent a clear message to their employer - get back to the bargaining table! The members of CUPE local 4879 have voted 83 per cent in favor of strike action. More than two thirds (68 per cent) of the local's 607 members took part in the vote.

September 4, 2012

UVic locals ready for action

VICTORIA–CUPE locals 917 and 951 at the University of Victoria are set to take strike action tomorrow.  Members were busy on Labour Day getting 1,000 picket signs ready.

August 22, 2012

UCBC sheds light on ‘shared services’

VANCOUVER – The Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee wants answers on the provincial government’s latest assault on post secondary jobs.  UCBC members from CUPE university locals at UBC, UNBC, SFU, UVic, Royal Roads and TRU met Monday to discuss the implications of the province’s Administrative Service

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CUPE 4163 reaches tentative agreement at UVic

Mar 21, 2016

VICTORIA – After a prolonged bargaining process, CUPE 4163 reached a tentative agreement on behalf of workers in Components 1 and 2 at the University more...

UVic education workers take strike vote

Feb 22, 2016

VICTORIA – Components 1 and 2 of CUPE Local 4163, University of Victoria education workers, have given their bargaining committee a strong strike mandate more...

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