Revelstoke rejects own recommendations on garbage pickup

REVELSTOKE – The union representing municipal workers in Revelstoke is disappointed the city has rejected its own staff recommendation to keep curbside garbage collection public.
At a City Council meeting last night, mayor and council voted against a comprehensive staff report that concluded in-house curbside garbage collection is by far the most affordable. The report considered proposals from three private companies as well as the current in-house service staffed by CUPE members.
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University of Victoria workers achieve tentative agreement

VICTORIA-CUPE Locals representing close to 2000 workers at the University of Victoria reached a tentative deal that brings improvements for members over the next 5 years.
Details of the agreements are currently being communicated to the members of CUPE Locals 951 and 917 who will be voting to ratify the new deal next week. Specifics of the respective collective agreements will be released to the public following ratification by the membership of the two CUPE Locals.
 
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Thank you, Paul Moist

CUPE BC’s letter to outgoing national president
BURNABY - Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, announced his retirement yesterday, effective at the November convention in Vancouver. CUPE BC President Mark Hancock today sent Moist an open letter on behalf of the Division’s Executive Board and all 85,000 members in B.C.
Read the letter here.
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New agreement achieved for CUPE Local 4879 workers at Thompson Rivers University

KAMLOOPS - The union representing close to 500 workers at Thompson Rivers University ratified a new collective agreement that includes a 5.4 per cent wage increase over a 5 year period, as well as health benefit improvements.
“It was hard bargaining,” said Lois Rugg, President of CUPE Local 4879.  “The union focused on increased health care benefits for vision wear and dental implants and addressed a number of important issues for our members.”
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Vancouver Civic Election Defamation Suit Settled

BURNABY—A defamation suit filed by CUPE BC and CUPE Local 1004 on November 25, 2014 against the Vancouver Civic Non Partisan Association (NPA) and mayoralty candidate Kirk LaPointe has been settled, and all parties to the suit today issued the following joint statement.
JOINT STATEMENT
In October and November 2014, during the Vancouver civic election campaign, the NPA and its mayoralty candidate Kirk LaPointe made allegations of improper conduct on the part of CUPE Local 1004.  Those allegations also affected CUPE BC.
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Strong Communities Festival serves up fun

KELOWNA - CUPE Local 338 was proud to sponsor the Second Annual Strong Communities Family Festival in Kelowna on Saturday.  Local president Lee Mossman said, “our members are happy to give back to the community and show that CUPE cares about the places we live, work and play in.”
The event was packed and featured a free family festival with tai chi, a barbeque, popcorn and snow cones.  For the kids there were bouncy castles, face painting, balloon animals and arts and crafts. Every child also received a goody bag!
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