Hancock elected CUPE BC President, Faoro Secretary-Treasurer

New Executive Board sworn in at CUPE BC’s 50th Annual Convention VICTORIA—Delegates to CUPE BC’s 50th Annual Convention today elected Mark Hancock as President, replacing the retiring Barry O’Neill. CUPE 15 President Paul Faoro was elected Secretary-Treasurer. “I want to thank first and foremost the members of Local 498, Port Coquitlam Municipal Workers, my home local, for their support and endorsement,” said Hancock. “I also want to thank CUPE members throughout BC, and delegates Read more [...]

You can do better

Many of us have wanted to have that awkward conversation with a friend about a relationship that is clearly unhealthy for them.  Talking to friends about politics can be equally awkward. CUPE BC launched YouCanDoBetter.ca  today as part of our campaign to help you have the talk with your family, friends and neighbours about what’s at stake in the upcoming BC Election on May 14th. Help spread the word. Visit the YouCanDoBetter.ca website and share the video on your Facebook page or Twitter Read more [...]

100 days to a change !

Super Bowl Sunday Kicks-Off Campaign for a Better BC – 100 Day March to Election Day End Zone BRITISH COLUMBIA - While February 3rd reads Super Bowl Sunday on the calendars of NFL fans, it also marks 100 days until Election Day in BC. Across the province, working British Columbians are now marching down the field yard-by-yard and door-to-door talking to family, friends and neighbours about what is at stake in this election. Whether cheering for the Ravens or 49ers, this Sunday gives us all an Read more [...]

SFU Guilty of Bad Faith Bargaining

VANCOUVER – The BC Labour Relations Board has ruled that Simon Fraser University is guilty of bad faith bargaining against its 1,000 CUPE support workers.  The decision that SFU breached the BC Labour Code was handed down yesterday afternoon. The members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3338 have been without a contract for close to three years. SFU is the only university in the province that has not negotiated in good faith to a new collective agreement with its CUPE support workers. The Read more [...]

CUPE BC President coming to PG Wednesday

Open Public Meeting in support of City of Prince George workers Indoors – Prince George Civic Center Wednesday January 16, 2013 Speakers commence at 5:00 pm CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill will be in Prince George to discuss the negative effects of the Core review to City residents and taxpayers. Please give serious consideration to coming out – the City of Prince George Workers are our Brothers & Sisters in CUPE and are just beginning a new round of negotiations; this looks to be a Read more [...]

CNC Job Action Update

Several members of CUPE 3799 went to CNC today to show their support of the legal strike underway. CNC will be out again all day Wednesday and it is encouraged that members head down after work ( as we would like you at the General Membership meeting at Noon ) and walk the line. If you wanted to pick up some Timmie's before going there and sharing with the members on the line, it is greatly appreciated. CNC will be on the picket line until 11:00 p.m.       Read more [...]

Job action at CNC

CNC will have an active picket line on Tuesday November 20th and more than likely on Wednesday November 21st. The picket lines will be up from early morning to late at night. Members of CUPE 3799 please consider spending your lunch hour on Tuesday on the picket line and any other free time you may have after work. If you head down, please report to the picket captain, ask for a sign and walk the the line with other union members. If you have a choice of writing on a sign it is suggested to write Read more [...]

Prince George community to voice opinion on core service review

PRINCE GEORGE, BC—Prince George residents will have an opportunity to speak about the final core services review, which was released to the public November 2, this upcoming Tuesday. “Community Conversation” will begin at 6 p.m. at the College of New Caledonia and will offer a venue for the public to tell the mayor and council what they think of the $350,000 core service review. CUPE 1048 President Janet Bigelow says that this community-organized event is a chance for residents to speak about Read more [...]

UBC Teaching Assistants launch strike action

CUPE Local 2278 members hit the bricks today, picketing outside the Jack Bell building on campus at UBC. The job action started at 3 p.m., when their 72-hour strike notice took effect. The Canadian Union of Public Employees local represents 2,300 teaching assistants, tutors, markers and language assistants at the University of British Columbia. CUPE 2278 President Trish Everett says today’s picket line is only the start and that more job action will follow until they have a deal. Everett says Read more [...]