VICTORIA—CUPE 951 President Kirk Mercer, is urging other union locals to consider donating to the United Way on December 3, Giving Tuesday. Mercer is the Labour Committee Chair and a Director of United Way.
NELSON –CUPE K-12 Local 748 reached a tentative agreement with School District 8 (Kootenay Lake) following two days of mediation on November 23.
PRINCE GEORGE—CUPE members at the University of Northern BC in Prince George continue to support the Faculty Association who have now been on strike for 18 days. Members of CUPE 3799 representing support staff at UNBC and CUPE 2278 representing teaching assistants have supported striking faculty on the picket line since the strike began on November 7.
SOOKE — CUPE 459, K-12 support workers in Sooke School District 62, ratified a collective agreement with the District on November 22.
BURNABY—CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) have agreed to return to the bargaining table for more negotiations in advance of scheduled mediation.
BURNABY—CUPE 7000 members working for SkyTrain have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action if a fair and equitable agreement cannot be reached with the BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC).
VANCOUVER – E-Comm and CUPE Local 873, the Union that represents E-Comm’s 533 Bargaining Unit employees, have mutually agreed to proceed to interest arbitration to settle their Collective Agreement, which expired December 31, 2018.
CHETWYND – CUPE Local 3052 and the District of Chetwynd in northeastern B.C., have ratified a four-year collective agreement, that for the first time includes recognition of a new category of workers.
UNION BAY – Workers at Union Bay Improvement District have voted to become members of CUPE 556 in a Labour Board certification on November 14. The four workers include inside administration and outside public works who maintain the water treatment plant and streetlights.
BURNABY—With the BC Rapid Transit Company turning down the union’s latest proposal for new bargaining dates, a strike vote is now underway for CUPE 7000 members working for SkyTrain.