New pandemic fund recognizes critical role of frontline workers: CUPE BC

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.

Union raises red flag on lack of lifeguards at Vancouver beaches

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.

CUPE 716 supports Richmond school district food programs

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.

K-12 Bulletin #3

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. 

B.C.’s 9-1-1 operators: please keep our lines open during pandemic

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.