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  • Monday, May 4, 2020
    Please see the attached letter here sent to Post Secondary Institution Presidents by Deputy Minister Shannon Baskerville.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    FAQ Regarding Updates from Government (See attachments below)
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    CUPE and the other health care unions are in negotiations with the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) to establish general terms for Principles of Redeployment.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    The following is an update from the press conference held by Education Minister Rob Fleming regarding the status of K-12 Education in BC on April 28th.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020
    Please find attached below this week’s Presidents Council Bulletin #5.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    CUPE Locals 15, 391, and 1004 continue to work in this exceptional time to minimize the impact to members as the City grapples with financial challenges caused by the pandemic.The City and CUPE locals are focused on working together to consider all ways to prevent further job losses and return laid off workers soon.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
    Health science professionals on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in British Columbia will be paid a daily allowance on top of straight time earnings retroactive to April 1, in an agreement reached with the Ministry of Health.
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    We have learned today that the school districts will be receiving guidance from Government regarding what May and June might look like in terms of continuity of services and impacts on employees, including on our members. We anticipate Government will be providing consistent information across the public sector in the coming days, much like they did in Ma
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    As we approach the April 28 Day of Mourning, it is appropriate to reflect on the fact that many workers continue to be killed, infected, or seriously injured on the job. Many more have suffered and died from industrial accidents either caused by workplace exposures or inadequate safety measures.This is still the tragic reality in many economic sectors.
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
    Although we cannot gather to mark this important date in person this year, the Vancouver and District Labour Council is co-sponsoring a Day of Mourning ceremony online along with WorkSafe BC, the BC Federation of Labour, and the Business Council of BC. Speakers will also include Minister of Labour, Hon. Harry Bains.
  • Friday, April 24, 2020
    Please find below the attached Bulletin #4, April 24, 2020 with information on cleaning and disinfectants for public settings including childcare settings.  
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    We are writing to provide you with the information we have in hand and in light of the recent email from the City Manager regarding further workforce reductions.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
    Dear Members:
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Vancity Credit Union, the second largest credit union in Canada, has reduced its credit card interest rate to zero percent.
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Education assistants find new ways to help studentsBC students, families and educators are adjusting to a different school life environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.Most students are learning at home. But some children with diverse abilities and students whose parents are essential service workers have greater needs.
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    The CUPE National special COVID-19 online edition of Counterpoint includes a profile of Ellie Schmidt, a CUPE Local 15 member in the Health Sector working in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. See Ellie's profile here: https://cupe.ca/ellie-schmidt-helping-most-vulnerable
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Dear Casual Auxiliary Members in the Cultural Sector,We would like to recognize the specific struggle of all our casual, auxiliary members in the cultural sector. You are the workforce that maintains each institutions’ connection to the public. You are the first to greet visitors, and you receive not only their praise but their complaints with dignity and professionalism.
  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    Dear Casual Auxiliary Members in the Cultural Sector,We would like to recognize the specific struggle of all our casual, auxiliary members in the cultural sector. You are the workforce that maintains each institutions’ connection to the public. You are the first to greet visitors, and you receive not only their praise but their complaints with dignity and professionalism.
  • Friday, April 17, 2020
    We would like to update you on recent developments regarding education delivery as well as childcare delivery during the COVID 19 pandemic at the VSB. You may be wondering what the status is regarding your continuation of wages beyond April 30th?
  • Friday, April 17, 2020
    Several collectively bargained increases and improvements have come into effect as of April 1, 2020. For ease of reference, all of these new rights are listed below.