All News

  • Saturday, August 1, 2020
    Results are in! CUPE Local 15 Members at Langara College have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the proposed Memorandum of Agreement. Thanks to all members who attended the information meetings, all members who voted, and to the Bargaining Committee for their hard work and commitment.
  • Friday, July 31, 2020
    Hello Everyone, Please find attached below a FAQ bulletin that we hope will address some questions that have arisen recently.  We will continue to address questions that arise both in the FAQ's and on our call next week. Have a restful long weekend. In Solidarity & Safety, Warren WilliamsPresident  
  • Friday, July 31, 2020
    Please find attached a letter below I have put together following the announcement from Minister Fleming and Dr. Henry that I encourage you to share as we have been receiving questions around September Restart. We will also be posting this on the CUPE BC website: www.cupe.bc.ca as well as on www.bcschools.cupe.ca In Solidarity and Safety, Warren WilliamsPresident
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    You should have received voting instructions and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in the mail. This PIN will allow you to vote electronically on the proposed memorandum of agreement. If you have not received a PIN by the opening of the poll please contact the union office and we will verify your membership and contact the election provider on your behalf.
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Greetings: As promised in June we are updating you on the status of return to school for September. The union has had a very preliminary discussion with the employer regarding preparation that is currently underway for both elementary and secondary schools for September. Those discussions were focused on what structural facility preparations are currently taking place.
  • Monday, July 20, 2020
    The Health Sector unions were informed by Vancouver Coastal Health on Friday, July 17th that 450,000 medical grade masks have been procured for the exclusive use of employees at VCH Vancouver Community sites. In solidarity,Warren Williams, President
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020
    As mentioned in the July 14, 2020 all staff meeting, the Gallery and the Union have signed a new Letter of Understanding. The Letter of Understanding and a summary is attached below. Please note that we have not included the appendices as per the employer's request.
  • Friday, July 10, 2020
    Please find attached Bulletin #14. In Solidarity and Safety,Warren WilliamsPresident CUPE 15, President K-12 Presidents Council  
  • Friday, July 3, 2020
    On behalf of your Bargaining Committee, I am very pleased to announce that on the morning of July 1, 2020 we have reached an agreement! We will be scheduling two information sessions - one in the morning, and one in the afternoon - where we will present the package and take questions from members. A ratification vote will be held in the last week of July. 
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
    Dear Members,
  • Friday, June 26, 2020
    Well, this roller coaster ride of a school year is finally over, sort of.
  • Friday, June 26, 2020
    This week Premier Horgan and Dr. Henry announced that B.C. is now moving carefully into Phase 3 of our Restart Plan.
  • Friday, June 26, 2020
    Hello Everyone, Please find attached Bulletin #13, a thank you message to our members.In solidarity and safety, Warren Williams, President, CUPE 15, President K-12 Presidents Council 
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    K-12 Members,Please go to the bcschools.cupe.ca website to view a thank you video for K-12 support staff. The song is protected by copyright and we have permission to show the video on the bcschools.cupe.ca website only.  
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
    Please see the attached News Release and Backgrounder from the Ministry of Education.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    We are writing today with a brief update regarding the Vancouver Art Gallery.First of all, the meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 24 at 5:30 p.m. is a General Membership meeting for all CUPE Local 15 members. We hold these monthly meetings nine times a year to discuss the business of the union with all its members.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
    Some of you may have heard about the great work being done by the BC Community Alliance on challenging Anti-Black violence and hate crimes in schools.Below is a shareable link to sign the petition, and add your voice to the call for justice and a permanent change to the BC school curriculum.https://bccommun
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    “Now is the time to fight like hell for the equality and dignity of Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities. Now is the time to support each other and hold each other up. And now is the time to challenge racial violence, white supremacy, and all forms of racism, big and small.”  CUPE National President, Mark Hancock, www.cupe.ca
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
    National CUPE President, Mark Hancock is calling for solidarity to fight racism and injustice. "Now is the time to fight like Hell for the equality and dignity of Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities. Now is the time to support each other and hold each other up.
  • Monday, June 22, 2020
    The agenda for the upcoming virtual General Memership Meeting is attached along with the minutes of the last meeting that took place on May 27, 2020. The Equality Statement is included on the agenda. Please note that the Financial Statement will be available to view on sreen at the virtual meeting.