LRB order allows CUPE to picket Pacific Blue Cross allies

Order took effect at noon on Friday, September 8, for firms that failed to extricate themselves as PBC ‘preferred brokers’

Members of CUPE Local 1816 began picketing at noon on Friday September 8, outside some of the 15 businesses identified as “Preferred Travel Insurance Brokers” for Pacific Blue Cross during the benefit provider’s lockout of its more than 600 employees.

CUPE donates toward accommodating two Syrian families in the Matanie region

Members of CUPE Local 4602 representing employees of La Matanie regional county municipality (RCM) have voted unanimously at their annual general meeting to make a $500 donation to the Comité de parrainage Syrie-Matanie.

This committee of approximately 20 people is a private sponsorship group seeking to bring two Syrian families to the RCM.