Strike averted for Kelowna jail guards

In an effort to avoid any strike action, CUPE 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment have agreed to enter binding arbitration with Commissionaires BC.

“We were able to reach a last-minute agreement late Thursday afternoon, prior to the strike deadline,” says CUPE National Representative and lead negotiator Harry Nott. “We believe this resolve will result in a fair contract for our members, and is also in the best interest of Commissionaires BC, the City of Kelowna and residents.”

CUPE 561 and SD 43 reach tentative agreement on pension plan

CUPE 561 and School District 43 (Coquitlam) recently announced that a tentative deal has been reached on the transfer of active non-teaching pension plan (NTPP) employees to the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP).

CUPE 561 members will be able to transfer their school district service to the Municipal Pension Plan. Past service and contributions to the NTPP will be recognized.

“This settlement is a good deal for both active members and retirees,” said CUPE 561 President Dave Ginter.

CUPE denounces the dismissals in disguise at TVA Interactif

CUPE has vehemently denounced the tactics TVA have used to reduce the number of employees of TVA Interactif in two videos posted on social media recently.

“Since they’ve been unionized, the Employer has made several organizational changes and restructurings to take work away from the team of TVA Interactif,” stated Denis Bolduc, President of CUPE Quebec.

Kelowna jail guards re-issue 72-hour strike notice

CUPE Local 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP Detachment have re-issued 72‑hour strike notice to Commissionaires BC, to be effective as of 6:00 a.m. Friday, December 22.

“Kelowna jail guards work to keep their community safe every day, and they deserve to make a living wage,” says CUPE National Representative and lead negotiator Harry Nott. “We have urged Commissionaires BC to reconsider their position, and meet with us prior to the beginning of this strike – we still believe this strike could be avoided.”

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