Help with the Elections – Book Off From Your Regular Work Position

Monday, October 15, 2018

URGENT:  Great Opportunity for You to Help with the Upcoming Elections – Book Off From Your Regular Work Position


CUPE BC is working with Locals and the Vancouver and District Labour Council to engage voters in the fast approaching city election for Mayor, City Council, School Board and Park Board. (For more information on the CUPE endorsed candidates visit www.vdlc.ca/vote.


For progressive labour friendly candidates to get elected we need members to help get the word out. Any members who would like to be “booked off” their regular full time position to help elect our endorsed candidates should forward the following information to Sally Bankiner at CUPE Local 15 (email sbankiner@cupe15.org) who will assist with arrangements.  DO NOT call the Union Office for information as they will not be able to provide it. 


The information you need to email to apply is as follows:
(incomplete applications will not be considered)



  1. Your complete legal name

  2. Your employee number

  3. Your employer’s name

  4. Your worksite with that employer

  5. Your department name

  6. Your rate of hourly wages

  7. Your mobile number

  8. Your personal email address

  9. Your complete residential address

  10. Your supervisor or manager’s complete name (for requesting leave from your job)

  11. Your supervisor’s or manager’s work email address (for requesting leave from your job)

  12. What day(s) and starting when and through what hours daily are you available up to 8PM, Election Day, October 20th.

Some of the work will involve calling fellow CUPE members, knocking on doors, helping with office related tasks, or organizing and motivating volunteers. Training will be provided, so even with no previous campaign experience any Local 15 member will be able to provide vital help to this effort.  CUPE BC will be reimbursing Local 15 for your wages and benefits for all days you are booked off to provide assistance.


This is a great opportunity to be involved in an exciting, positive campaign to make Vancouver a better place to live and work.


Best Regards,
Sally Bankiner, Secretary-Treasurer