British Columbia's new government has initiated a number of public consultation processes since taking office, as part of its implementation of the BC NDP's election campaign platform. CUPE BC has provided written submissions, along with oral presentations, to three major consultation processes in the past month. Read our submissions to the pre-Budget hearings of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, the Human Rights Commission and the Fair Wages Commission, check out the links below.
COQUITLAM – In an evening rally that led straight to the regular school board meeting on November 28, a crowd of more than 75 members of CUPE 561 and other locals called on School District 43 to restore post-retirement health benefits.
KELOWNA – A crowd gathered at Stuart Park today to support a fair first contract for CUPE 388 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP detachment.
VANCOUVER—Seven candidates running on a slate for the Pacific Blue Cross Board of Directors are all committed to returning the company to its roots as a progressive, non-profit extended health benefits provider that respects both plan members and employees.
DUNCAN – CUPE Local 358 and the District of North Cowichan reached a tentative agreement yesterday (Nov. 22) with the assistance of a mediator appointed by the BC Labour Relations Board.
NAKUSP – CUPE 2450 members have overwhelmingly rejected the Village of Nakusp’s ‘last offer’ in a vote administered this morning by the Labour Relations Board at the request of the Village.
GET YOUR VOTE OUT—CUPE 1816 members at a recent local meeting flash their ID cards as a reminder to PBC members who plan to attend the December 13 AGM.
BURNABY—Seven candidates with strong progressive backgrounds in labour activism and community involvement have put their names forward to run for the board of directors of Pacific Blue Cross, setting the stage for a critical election at the benefit provider’s annual general meeting on December 13.
FERNIE – Hundreds gathered around a bonfire at Fernie Secondary School last Sunday (November 12) to remember and pay tribute to the three men who lost their lives in a tragic workplace accident last month.