CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.


Horgan government Throne Speech shows a positive, progressive vision for people

VICTORIA - Yesterday’s Throne Speech outlining the John Horgan government’s agenda for this legislative session was a bold change of direction from previous BC Liberal governments, CUPE BC general vice presidents Michelle Waite and Karen Ranalletta said today.


Conference prepares CUPE health workers for bargaining

NEW WESTMINSTER—CUPE members in B.C.’s community health sector continue to struggle with challenges such as low wages and high workload, but—with a new provincial government committed to a strong public health system and renewed efforts toward coordinated bargaining—there is cautious optimism heading into the coming round of contract negotiations, delegates to a CUPE health care bargaining conference found this week.

CUPE 411 files Human Rights Complaint against Trustee and SD33

CUPE 411 members hear details of the Human Rights Complaint with lawyer Carmela Allevato and learn about human rights through a presentation by CUPE National Human Rights Rep Cheryl Colborne
CHILLIWACK – When Trustee Barry Neufeld made homophobic and transphobic comments regarding the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy adopted by School District 33, CUPE 411 knew they could not stand idly by and allow students and staff in Chilliwack schools to be discriminated against or made to feel unsafe at work.

CUPE 1936-09, Hastings Community Association reach new deal

VANCOUVER — CUPE Local 1936-09 and the Hastings Community Association have signed off on a retroactive, five-year collective agreement that includes flat-rate wage increases averaging 9 per cent over the term, improved human rights and anti-harassment language, and no concessions.


CUPE National News

Onboard Fume Events

Onboard Fume Events

When flying at altitudes higher than 8,000 feet, airplanes need to pressurize the interior cabins to allow passengers to breathe normally. Most jet-propelled airplanes achieve this pressurization by “bleeding” a small percentage of highly pressurized air from within the engines into the air circulation of the internal cabin (the exception of this is the Boeing 787).

Black History Month

On this page, you’ll find some learning resources on Black History Month – including ways for you to get more involved in fighting anti-Black racism and all discrimination.

Every February, CUPE celebrates Black History Month (also known as African Heritage Month) when we pause to reflect on the efforts of the many union activists and community organizers of African descent who lead the fight for inclusive communities and workplaces.


Tentative agreement ratified with TVA Rimouski

More than one month following a threatened lockout by TVA Rimouski, talks between the parties resumed early in the year. After a few meetings, the company offered a partial catch-up wage increase in an attempt to arrive at a final settlement. This offer resulted in a tentative agreement being reached. The catch-up wage increase was one of the major issues in negotiations.

Last Monday, February 5, employees of TVA Rimouski attended a presentation on the tentative agreement followed by a question period before voting 87 per cent in favour of the proposal by secret ballot.