K-12 Presidents' Council gets down to work

K-12 Presidents’ Council members witness the swearing in of three-year trustee, CUPE 779 President Andrea Smith from SD #46, Sea to Sky.
BURNABY—The K-12 Presidents' Council met for two days on Thursday and Friday to deal with Council business. Members were updated on the work of the violence in the workplace taskforce. They also began preparations for the next round of provincial bargaining. The current contract expires on June 30, 2019.

Horgan government Throne Speech shows a positive, progressive vision for people

VICTORIA - Yesterday’s Throne Speech outlining the John Horgan government’s agenda for this legislative session was a bold change of direction from previous BC Liberal governments, CUPE BC general vice presidents Michelle Waite and Karen Ranalletta said today.

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

Conference prepares CUPE health workers for bargaining

NEW WESTMINSTER—CUPE members in B.C.’s community health sector continue to struggle with challenges such as low wages and high workload, but—with a new provincial government committed to a strong public health system and renewed efforts toward coordinated bargaining—there is cautious optimism heading into the coming round of contract negotiations, delegates to a CUPE health care bargaining conference found this week.

CUPE 411 files Human Rights Complaint against Trustee and SD33

CUPE 411 members hear details of the Human Rights Complaint with lawyer Carmela Allevato and learn about human rights through a presentation by CUPE National Human Rights Rep Cheryl Colborne
CHILLIWACK – When Trustee Barry Neufeld made homophobic and transphobic comments regarding the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy adopted by School District 33, CUPE 411 knew they could not stand idly by and allow students and staff in Chilliwack schools to be discriminated against or made to feel unsafe at work.

CUPE 1936-09, Hastings Community Association reach new deal

VANCOUVER — CUPE Local 1936-09 and the Hastings Community Association have signed off on a retroactive, five-year collective agreement that includes flat-rate wage increases averaging 9 per cent over the term, improved human rights and anti-harassment language, and no concessions.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_1936_09_hastings_community_association_reach_new_deal

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