DELTA—CUPE 1091, representing Delta School District support workers, won the award for Best Website Redesign Produced by Volunteers at the annual Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) conference held this year in Toronto.
KELOWNA – CUPE local 338 members who work at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action at a vote held last week after little progress was made during initial bargaining sessions.
For once the pollsters were right—they all called for a close election finish, and that’s what the voters delivered. The experience of the 2013 provincial election must have made pollsters feel like a meteorologist who’s called for a sunny long weekend that’s then followed by rain. Well in this election, pollsters predicted a near-tie in party standings in the Legislature, and that’s where we are now.
BURNABY – Preliminary results from a survey of CUPE custodians throughout B.C. indicate that a startling number of janitors—55.4 per cent—are not able to maintain schools to meet their own expectations for a clean, safe and healthy school environment.
BURNABY—CUPE Local 1816, representing more than 600 employees of the benefits provider Pacific Blue Cross (PBC), filed 72-hour strike notice today, putting the union in a possible strike position on Thursday (May 4).
VICTORIA—CUPE BC’s 54th annual Convention wrapped up in Victoria today, with delegates electing a new Executive Board (including two new Diversity Vice President positions,) approving a new two-year Action Plan and passing resolutions to guide the union’s activities and priorities over the next two years.
VICTORIA—CUPE 1004 Secretary-Treasurer Frank Lee is the inaugural recipient of CUPE BC’s Disability Award for outstanding activism on behalf of workers with disabilities.