CUPE Locals from B.C. recognized for communications excellence at National Convention


Every two years at National Convention, CUPE National’s Communications Branch hosts a breakfast event to recognize the work of local communicators across the country and presents awards for communications activities and initiatives that stand out. This year, several CUPE Locals from British Columbia were amongst the winners.

Emergency Dispatchers of BC ‘more than just a number’ – video

RICHMOND—The Emergency Dispatchers of BC (CUPE 873-02), representing more than five hundred 9-1-1 dispatchers, call takers and support staff in the province, have launched a hard-hitting new video that reveals the challenging conditions these dedicated workers face every day while calling for public support to strengthen the critical service they provide.

Ambulance paramedics, dispatchers ratify new collective agreement

VANCOUVER—B.C.’s 4,500 ambulance paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers have voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement, signing off on a tentative agreement reached on July 19 between the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) and the Ambulance Paramedics & Ambulance Dispatchers Bargaining Association of BC (APADBA).