VANCOUVER—This week’s announcement by the provincial government of a new recruitment and retention strategy for early childhood educators is welcome news not only for B.C. children but also for the hard working professionals who care for them, says Local 1936 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Back row, left to right: North Delta MLA Ravi Kahlon and Nikolai Karpun from the Burns Bog Conservation Society; front row, left to right: Patti Prince from Local 1091, Eliza Olson from the Burns Bog Conservation Society and John Gibson from Local 454.
DELTA - Thankfully many of us will not experience the devastating feeling that comes with suffering a break-in. Unfortunately, such is not the case for the staff and campers at the Buns Bog Conservation Society’s summer camp, which was robbed during the B.C. Day long weekend.
CUPE BC General Vice President Karen Ranalletta addresses the Labour Day crowd.
VANCOUVER – CUPE members and their families celebrated Labour Day at the PNE on September 3, joining a rally attended by Premier John Horgan and Minister of Labour Harry Bains. CUPE BC General Vice-President Karen Ranalletta brought greetings on behalf of President Paul Faoro, the executive board, and CUPE’s 92,000 members across B.C.
VICTORIA– Members of CUPE Local 1978, representing municipal workers at the Capital Regional District, ratified a new collective agreement today.
As we near another Labour Day, leaders of major unions in B.C. are often asked for their thoughts. It seems to me that the collective voices of hundreds of thousands of working people might warrant at least a little ongoing media attention during the rest of the year, especially when compared to the hundreds of column inches dedicated to the views of anti-union business lobbyists like the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses or the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association.
BURNABY—Members of the multi-union Community Bargaining Association (CBA) have voted solidly in favour of a new contract with health employers. The new three-year collective agreement, which covers 16,000 union members working in the community health sector, will take effect April 1, 2019 and expire on March 31, 2022.
Calling all Pacific Blue Cross plan members
BURNABY – Pacific Blue Cross plan members are asked to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 24 in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel Metrotown and help elect a progressive, accountable board that acts in the interest of plan members and respects its own workers.
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS – CUPE 458 and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs reached a new tentative agreement earlier today after almost a week of strike action in the Village.