Tentative agreement reached for B.C.’s Health Science Professionals

BURNABY—After almost 10 weeks of bargaining, a three-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that is remarkable for the range of improvements included.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/tentative_agreement_reached_for_b_c_s_health_science_professionals

Victoria Library Workers reject employer concession demands, endorse strike action

VICTORIA—CUPE 410 members who work for the Greater Victoria Public Library voted more than 85 percent in favour of strike action during a balloted vote held Sunday. The vote comes on the heels of talks breaking off between the union and representatives of the Greater Victoria Public Library and Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association Saturday afternoon.

CUPE 4500 Transit Supervisor saves life on Knight Street bridge

VANCOUVER—CUPE 4500 member Surinder Sahdra has responded to a variety of situations in his 18 years as a Transit Supervisor for Coast Mountain Bus Company. From problem passengers and vehicle breakdowns to reuniting lost children with their parents or finding lost wallets and cell phones—or even laptops—and returning them to their owners, he’s seen it all.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_4500_transit_supervisor_saves_life_on_knight_street_bridge

CUPE BC congratulates record number of CUPE members elected in B.C. local elections

“I want to congratulate every CUPE member who made the courageous decision to put their name forward in the local elections,” said CUPE BC President Paul Faoro. “While not all were successful, the fact that so many current and retired members ran for office speaks to the value our union has put on political action, and the growing importance of local governments.”

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