REVELSTOKE – CUPE 363 members working for the City of Revelstoke have voted to strike. With no significant progress being made in bargaining a fair collective agreement, members who voted gave an overwhelming majority in favour of taking job action.
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.
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.
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.
A three-day strike by SkyTrain workers has been averted, thanks to a new tentative agreement reached early this morning following a marathon bargaining session between CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain).
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.
BURNABY—Today’s media coverage of the labour dispute between CUPE 7000 and the BCRTC (SkyTrain) included interviews with a TransLink spokesperson whose inaccurate statements and incendiary language directed at the union do nothing to move the parties closer to a collective agreement.
BURNABY—Job action by SkyTrain employees will begin on Tuesday morning with a full withdrawal of services, CUPE 7000 President Tony Rebelo said today.
BURNABY—CUPE 7000 has issued 72-hour strike notice to the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) following four full days of mediation and more than 40 days of direct bargaining in which no significant progress was made on the key issues.