CAMPBELL RIVER — CUPE 723, K-12 support workers at School District 72 on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, ratified a collective agreement on October 19.
NELSON – CUPE K-12 Local 748 applied for mediation through the Labour Relations Board today to assist in reaching a collective agreement with School District 8 (Kootenay Lake). The local has had 12 bargaining sessions with the District since April 4.
NEW WESTMINSTER — CUPE 409, K-12 support workers, reached a new tentative agreement with SD40 (New Westminster) this week using mediation services at the Labour Relations Board.
SAANICH — CUPE Local 441 served 72-hour strike notice to School District 63 today, following two unsuccessful mediation sessions in October. They will start job action on Monday, October 28 at 5:45 am.
The federal election on October 21 offers working people an opportunity to cast their ballot for an unambiguously pro-worker and pro-union leader and political party: Jagmeet Singh and Canada’s NDP. That would be the best answer to Justin Trudeau who, as Liberal leader in 2015, campaigned on an ostensibly progressive agenda but ended up delivering nothing of the sort as prime minister.
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.
NORTH VANCOUVER — CUPE 389 reached a tentative agreement on Thursday, October 3 following seven bargaining sessions with School District 44 in a marathon session with both parties committed to finding common ground.
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.