BURNABY – Today’s announcement of temporary COVID-19 pandemic pay for health and social services workers sends a strong statement from the BC NDP government about the critical role these workers play in delivering in-person, frontline care to some of B.C.’s most vulnerable people, says CUPE BC President Paul Faoro.
VANCOUVER - The union representing outdoor pool and beach lifeguards for the Vancouver Park Board is concerned over today’s announcement that nine swimming beaches will be left unattended by lifeguards. Andrew Ledger, president of CUPE 1004, says the decision by the Vancouver Park Board poses a serious safety risk.
BURNABY—CUPE 4500, representing approximately 190 supervisory employees for Coast Mountain Bus Company, welcomes today’s news that TransLink layoffs announced last month have been cancelled.
BURNABY—Today’s confirmation that previously announced lay-offs of approximately 1,500 bargaining unit employees across TransLink have been cancelled recognizes the vital service that transit workers provide to the public, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 7000.
NEW WESTMINSTER—CUPE 409 President Marcel Marsolais said that reinstating daytime custodians during the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the important work they do, not only for those attending or working at child care learning centres in schools, but for everyone.
BURNABY—K-12 support staff might not be considered front-line workers during the COVID-19 crisis, but in Burnaby they’re certainly doing their part to hold up the front line.
RICHMOND—CUPE Local 716, representing K-12 support staff in School District 38, is supporting the Richmond Food Program and the district’s Feed-U-Cate-38 program that provide food to Richmond families. CUPE 716 President Ian Hillman and First Vice President Stacey Robinson presented a cheque in the amount of $547 to School Board Chair Ken Hamaguchi today at Richmond Secondary School.
Things continue to change rapidly. Our primary concern remains the health and safety of our members.
Many members have begun to be redeployed in various ways by different districts. There are details still being worked out and districts are taking varied approaches. We have sent a survey out to identify what districts are doing and will share your responses with all presidents.
RICHMOND—During this year’s Emergency Service Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week (April 5-11), B.C.’s 9-1-1 operators have a simple message for the public: please help us serve you better by keeping the lines open during the COVID-19 pandemic so that people with life-and-death emergencies of any kind can get the help they need.