Now that fall has arrived, unfortunately influenze season is just around the corner. Similar to last year, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists will be travelling to each of our schools/sites to administer the flu shots to District staff. These travelling clinics will take place on October 24 and 25 with a followup clinic at the SBO on November 1. Attached are details regarding the 2017 Staff Flu Immunization Clinic schedule, including the consent form.


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.


CUPE announces slate of progressive candidates for Pacific Blue Cross board

GET YOUR VOTE OUT—CUPE 1816 members at a recent local meeting flash their ID cards as a reminder to PBC members who plan to attend the December 13 AGM.
BURNABY—Seven candidates with strong progressive backgrounds in labour activism and community involvement have put their names forward to run for the board of directors of Pacific Blue Cross, setting the stage for a critical election at the benefit provider’s annual general meeting on December 13.

Cowichan Valley civic workers vote in favour of strike action

DUNCAN – CUPE Local 358 members in the Cowichan Valley are still without a contract after nearly a year of negotiations and bargaining discussions with the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), the City of Duncan, and the District of North Cowichan have all broken down. 


CUPE National News

‘Green P’ workers overwhelmingly endorse strike action if necessary

Staff at the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA), members of the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 416) have given their bargaining committee an overwhelming mandate in favour of strike action, if it is deemed necessary to secure a fair collective agreement with their employer.

“Our members were nearly unanimous – they refuse to be intimidated into accepting a contract that degrades the quality of jobs this community depends on,” said Sav Daskalakis, CUPE 416 Parking Authority Unit Chairperson.

Union applies for conciliation in bargaining with the Halifax Regional School Board

The union representing support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board has applied for conciliation in contract negotiations that broke off on Wednesday, November 14, 2017.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National Representative Karen MacKenzie says the union hopes to meet with the conciliator as soon as possible since negotiations have dragged on for more than a year and a half.

The union’s collective agreement expired on July 31, 2014. At this point, no further talks are scheduled.

Shelter workers stand up to bullying by Maison d’amitié by saying “no” to a deal that hurts services

Despite attempts to intimidate them into accepting a deal that would degrade services at Ottawa’s only francophone women’s shelter, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at Maison d’amitié are determined to defend the vital services they provide to women and children who are fleeing violence.