Provincial government delaying upgrades to the CPP for you and me !

This is something that affects all of us. The CPP is the only pension plan that every Canadian is assured to get. It is not enough for the average person to retire on. Why is our provincial government blocking the progress of this process ? ( All the MLA's get fully indexed pension plans after only 6 years of service, wouldn't you like such a sweet deal ? ). Please go to the engagement web site and make your opinion known. Please contact your local MLA's as well and make your opinion known. Ask Read more [...]

UNBC Food Security Report and a thank you to CUPE 3799

Good day, For those of you who took part in the Food Security survey conducted by Dr. Annie Booth along with a couple of her students, please download the final report below. It’s a pretty interesting report and Dr. Booth has sent along huge thanks for CUPE’s support in taking part in this survey – the highest response on campus at 33%. Well done! Thank you for taking part. In solidarity, Caroline Food Security at UNBC Final 2016 Report     Read more [...]

Did you know that CUPE is looking to organize the TA and RA’s at UNBC ?

CUPE BC is in an organizing drive to bring the benefits of being in a union to the various Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants at UNBC. If you know a TA or RA please pass along this information about an upcoming informational event: Coffee House with Adult Colouring Books When: Monday, February 29th, 2016 Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Location: Zoe’s Java House 1251 4th Avenue, Prince George Check out the CUPE BC web page for all the details and further information about CUPE Read more [...]

January General Meeting for CUPE#3799

Welcome back to a brand new semester! Our next General Membership meeting will be held on January 27, 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00. At this meeting we will be holding nominations for several Executive positions and so if you (or someone you know) is interested in serving on our local’s Executive come on out to the meeting and get yourself (or them) nominated. The positions up for nomination are: Vice President (2 year term) Secretary/Treasurer (2 year term) Membership Officer (formerly Sergeant-at-Arms Read more [...]

CUPE Education in the fall and a reminder about NADC

  The Parksville courses have just been announced: Communicating CUPE – media relations and social media Duty to accommodate: every worker’s right Executive officers and strategic planning The attack on your deferred wage – the real pension story Steward Learning Series (Being an ally for equality; Creating an accommodation friendly workplace; Creating psychologically healthy and safe workplaces; Green action for stewards; Mobilizing members; Understanding mental health; What stewards Read more [...]

CUPE #3799 participating in the PG Pride Day Parade

CUPE will be participating in the Prince George Pride Parade and would love to have you join us. We will be meeting at the City Hall Parking lot on Saturday, July 11th  at 10:30. You can find us by the CUPE BC Trailer. Several of our Local’s members attend this event and we have always had a lovely, sunny day to walk the parade route. CUPE Local 1048 – the City of Prince George Inside Workers will have a lot of swag to hand out, so please bring a bag to carry the swag in. Kidz Art is happening Read more [...]

New Collective Agreement for CUPE #3799 and UNBC has been ratified !

On behalf of the bargaining team: Dawn Gonzalez, Annick Pereira, Mitch Guitard and myself, I am pleased to announce that the Memorandum of Agreement signed between CUPE Local 3799 and UNBC has been ratified by both parties. Please have a look at the document and come out for some discussion at a brown bag lunchtime meeting next week – separate and apart from our monthly general membership meeting on May 27th, 2015. There will be a new collective agreement document produced once all the paperwork Read more [...]

Overwhelmingly people voted and agree that PSE is not adequately funded in BC !

Do you feel the provincial government is adequately funding post secondary education ? 82% of respondents to our weekly survey feel that the provincial government is lacking in providing adequate funding for post secondary education. Several examples of a lack of funding can be witnessed at our local post secondary institutions. CNC is looking to shut down the dental hygiene program even though it has full registration, the graduates are getting jobs in the north easily and are highly needed. Read more [...]

Last week’s poll question results revealed for UNBC Staff

The last survey question was have you taken advantage of the 25th anniversary offer from UNBC to donate 25 hours of your time in a volunteer capacity and get paid for it ? Only 4% of the membership has taken up University on this offer. Please check out http://www.unbc.ca/25/volunteer-challenge-registration if you would like to volunteer have your time paid along the way. Read more [...]

Three CUPE members killed on the job in February

Three CUPE members were killed on the job in February. CUPE 4946 member Dellis Partridge, 60, was killed at work during his first shift as a bus driver with the Peace River School Division. The bus he was driving collided head-on with a semi truck near Grimshaw, Alberta. Fourteen students were passengers on the bus. All sustained injuries, as did the truck driver. There were no other fatalities. CUPE 30 member Harl Hawley, a pool service employee with the City of Edmonton, passed away suddenly Read more [...]