CUPE BC today issued the following statement regarding last week’s events at the Unist’ot’en camp in Wet’suwet’en First Nation territory.
BURNABY – The Ministry of Education announced this week that nominations are now open for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education.
For CUPE BC, 2018 was an amazing year. The first full year of a BC NDP government that’s working to fix the damage done over 16 years of right-wing BC Liberals in power in Victoria; a historic referendum on how we vote; and impressive growth in CUPE that saw our B.C. membership swell to 92,000, making us by far the biggest union in the province.
SECHELT—Workers for the Sechelt Public Library, represented by CUPE 391, are celebrating the recent ratification of their new collective agreement. After three days of collaborative negotiations, union and library representatives were able to reach a positive agreement that addresses key issues for precarious workers.
Union shifts focus to legal fight with airline following company memo to employees
BURNABY— Due to recent actions by Flair Airlines that have raised concerns for the job security of CUPE 4060 members—actions the union will be challenging at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)—the Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off job action by Flair’s 139 flight attendants that was to begin at midnight on December 10.
Union cites company’s two-tier wage, benefit structure for breakdown in bargaining
BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees has filed 72-hour strike notice for Local 4060, representing 139 flight attendants who work for ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines.
BURNABY – As part of a province-wide K-12 Presidents Council campaign to build public understanding of the services CUPE members provide and their importance in public education, the union’s K-12 members will be featured on movie theatre screens throughout B.C. during this year’s winter break.
BURNABY—Each year on December 3, the United Nations announces a new theme in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. CUPE British Columbia joins with members with disabilities in celebrating and applauding this year’s theme of “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.”
PRINCE GEORGE – Early childhood educators and a custodian at the child care centre at College of New Caledonia (CNC) have ratified a contract with the non-profit Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre Society.