UVic sessional lecturers and music instructors vote to strike

VICTORIA—With more than 90 per cent in favour, CUPE 4163 Component 3 members voted overwhelmingly to endorse job action at the University of Victoria (UVic). The local has been bargaining with the employer for five months and are frustrated with the lack of progress at the bargaining table. This strike vote by Component 3 is the first ever in their 20-year history.

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

B.C. 9-1-1 Operators launch awareness campaign

Emergency call takers and dispatchers are more than just a number, says CUPE 873-02
RICHMOND - B.C.’s 9-1-1 operators play a critical role in emergency response for communities throughout the province, but they remain invisible to the public—a situation the Emergency Dispatchers of BC (CUPE 873-02) hope to change with a new awareness campaign launched this week.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/b_c_9_1_1_operators_launch_awareness_campaign

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