Talks break down between E-Comm, 9-1-1 Operators

VANCOUVER— Bargaining between E-Comm 9-1-1 and the Emergency Dispatchers of BC has reached impasse. Mediated talks broke down today, with the employer unwilling to address key union concerns around low wages, cost of living, overtime, missed breaks, poor working conditions, burnout, and high attrition, says CUPE Local 873-02, the union representing 9-1-1 operators and support staff in B.C.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/talks_break_down_between_e_comm_9_1_1_operators

Bowen Island municipal workers vote to join Canada’s largest union

VANCOUVER – CUPE 1004 is pleased to welcome nine new members to its local, who are employed by Bowen Island Municipality. All outdoor workers, the new members will be represented by their own unit of CUPE 1004, also known as Vancouver Civic Employees Union.

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

Saanich K-12 workers strike over wage disparity

SAANICH – After two failed attempts at mediation, K-12 support staff in School District #63 walked off the job this morning. The union served 72-hour strike notice on Wednesday, October 23 but had hoped that the parties would have gone back to the table and negotiated a deal that addressed longstanding wage parity issues.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/saanich_k_12_workers_strike_over_wage_disparity

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