KAMLOOPS — Workers at the District of Barriere voted to become members of CUPE in a Labour Board vote held on October 3. The 12 municipal workers include outside and inside workers who maintain the District’s wastewater, parks, roads and provide administrative services for residents.
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).
VICTORIA— The union representing sessional lecturers at the University of Victoria (UVic) has reached a tentative agreement that addresses low wages and job security.
PENTICTON — CUPE 523, K-12 support workers at School District 67 in Okanagan-Skaha reached a tentative agreement on Sept. 23, following five bargaining sessions that began June 20.
VERNON – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 626 working for the District of Coldstream have voted 96 per cent in favour of taking job action in a strike vote held late last week.
PRINCE GEORGE - The first collective agreement for CUPE 2278 teaching assistants at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has now been ratified by both parties, said the union.
Union concerned their members can no longer afford to live in the communities they serve
VANCOUVER—This week the City of Vancouver and Local 1004 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing outside workers at the City and employees of the Vancouver Parks Board, opened collective bargaining in the first of several such negotiations taking place across the BC South Coast this fall. The union has identified affordability as a key issue in the negotiations.
RICHMOND—The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator Trevor Sones to mediate contract talks between E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia and CUPE Local 873-02 (Emergency Dispatchers of BC), which represents more than 500 emergency dispatchers, call takers and support staff in the province.
MAPLE RIDGE— After arduous bargaining sessions and mediation, CUPE 703, K-12 support workers at School District 42 in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows reached a tentative agreement on September 6. Members ratified the collective agreement the next day with a large majority of members in favour.
SAANICH – CUPE 441 applied for mediation Friday, September 13 on behalf of K-12 members who work in Saanich School District 63.