Maple Ridge workers raise alarm over outsourcing at new community centre

MAPLE RIDGE – Workers for the City of Maple Ridge are raising an alarm over plans to hand over the operation of the soon to be opened Albion Community Centre to an outside third-party. The workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 622, say the City’s own policies are being broken in a move that will threaten services offered at the Community Centre, and will end up costing more for the people of Maple Ridge and the Ridge Meadows region.

The work begins now

Why we need a BC NDP majority government
Welcome to the first edition of Public Employee for the 2020s. It will come as no surprise to regular readers that my first column for the new decade is about politics and how essential I believe political action is to the future of our union. It’s also essential for the broader labour movement and for ensuring progressive policies at all levels of government.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/the_work_begins_now

CUPE 7000 members ratify collective agreement with SkyTrain

BURNABY—CUPE 7000 members have ratified the union’s tentative agreement with the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain). The agreement was reached at the end of an all-night, mediated bargaining session on December 10, narrowly avoiding a full shutdown of the Expo and Millennium lines by a matter of minutes.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/_cupe_7000_members_ratify_collective_agreement_with_skytrain

December 6: The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 6 marked the 30th anniversary of the 1989 massacre in Montreal where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at École Polytechnique.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/december_6_the_national_day_of_remembrance_and_action_on_violence_against_women

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