August 10 Meeting

RATIFICATION MEETING | Saturday, Aug. 10 at Genesis

Please come out and vote to ratify our new Collective Agreement. This vote will also include ratification of the Provincial Framework Agreement.
Bring picture ID with you for registration purposes.
The meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at Genesis Theatre. Registration: 9:00 am | Meeting begins: 10:30 am.
To see the Tentative Agreement, click here to enter the username and password emailed to your First Class account.

CUPE 1091 Election Results

CUPE 1091 held elections for 3 Executive and 1 Trustee position at the June 15 General Meeting.
Congratulations to the incoming executive members who were voted in for 2-year terms at the Jun 15 meeting:
Jonathan McCune - 1st VP
Eileen Penney - Treasurer
Kevin Berg-Iverson - 3rd VP

Trustee Larry Johnston was re-elected for a 3-year term.

CUPE 1091 OUT OF DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPs

CUPE LOCAL 1091 shall provide 3 scholarships of $500 each for children or grandchildren of members of Local 1091 who attend a BC Public School outside of the Delta School District and who are going on to post-secondary education and have made application to the Local.
Completed applications forms should be sent to the Union Office along with the requested final high school transcript and post-secondary acceptance letter no later than 4 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019.

CUPE BC News

City of Vancouver outside workers open municipal bargaining with eyes on affordability

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.

CUPE 873-02, E-Comm bargaining talks go to mediation

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.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_873_02_e_comm_bargaining_talks_go_to_mediation

CUPE 703 K-12 support workers ratify collective agreement

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.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_703_k_12_support_workers_ratify_collective_agreement

CUPE National News

Economic Directions - Fall 2019

Check out the latest economic trends at a glance.

Economic growth
Canada’s economic growth was stronger than expected in 2018, but the Bank of Canada (BoC) anticipates slower growth in 2019, citing low commodity prices and global trade conflicts.
Jobs

The unemployment rate hit a 40-year low in 2018, and has stayed at or below six per cent ever since.

Wages

Average wage adjustments in collective agreements came in at 1.4 per cent in the first half of 2019, below the overall average wage growth of 1.9 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

Coldstream municipal workers vote 96 per cent in favour of striking

Members of the CUPE 626 working for the District of Coldstream, BC have voted 96 per cent in favour of taking job action in a strike vote held late last week.

“This is not an action we take lightly,” said CUPE 626 President Bryce de Dood. “We’ve been working to resolve this issue at the bargaining table but are facing demands we simply cannot accept.”

National Secretary-Treasurer's Report - September 2019

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends:

When this report is presented to the National Executive Board in September, our 29thCUPE National Convention will be just two weeks away. We anticipate welcoming over 2,000 delegates from every region across the country to the beautiful city of Montréal. Significant convention preparation has been underway throughout 2019 with considerable effort dedicated by staff and leadership. Preparations include pre-convention sector meetings and caucuses as well as forums on a variety of priority areas.