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  • Thursday, August 14, 2014
    This Labour Day Picnic will take place on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    As the fall approaches, and with no further talks between the BCTF and the employer, the VSTA and VESTA will be picketing every Thursday in August.  The information, which we received late Tuesday afternoon, is below.
  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    This is just a quick reminder that anyone who has not yet picked up their picket pay can do so at the CUPE Local 15 offices (545 West 10th Avenue by Cambie) during the following times until the end of August: Mondays         1pm - 4pm Wednesdays    1pm - 4pm
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014
    VSB workers from CUPE 15 marching in support of the Teachers' strike. In solidarity!
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    How well do you know your paystub? It is always a good idea to review your paystub when it is issued by the employer to ensure that there are no errors or omissions, both of which happen from time to time.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    CUPE BC is participating in the Pride Parade with a float based on a parks and water theme.  The CUPE BC contingent will assemble on the north side of Albertni Street between Burrard and Thurlow. Participants should arrive at the float betwen 12:00 and 12:15. Please join us.
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Beginning Friday, July 18, 2014 and continuing for the rest of July and August, remaining picket pay cheques can be picked up at the union office according to the following schedule:
  • Monday, July 14, 2014
    During bargaining, the parties agreed to provide “comparability increases” to 80 per cent of the bargaining unit.  If the benchmark your position is matched to has a comparator in the Health Services and Support Facilities Subsector collective agreement, and if 1.) the difference in wage rates is adversely affecting the provision of service to clients; 2.) there is a reasonable expectation
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    The CUPE 15 Executive Board extends our thanks and appreciation to everyone who assisted with strike committee work over the past while. The Committee (VSB members) put in many volunteer hours above-and-beyond what they were required to do.
  • Friday, July 4, 2014
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014
    The Powell River Regional District and its CUPE members have ratified a new collective agreement.
  • Monday, June 30, 2014
    Most worksites do not have pickets up today and there are rumours that there will not be pickets for the remainder of this week.  Please go to work as usual this week and report for duty at your regular time if there are no pickets. We ask our members not to cross pickets if the BCTF has pickets at your worksites.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Thank you to all our members who have worked hard in solidarity with the BCTF. We understand how challenging this difficult and confusing time has been. We have been trying our best to stay on top of a rapidly evolving situation and apologize for any confusing information.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Picket pay cheques will be available for pick up as follows:
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    To be eligible for picket pay, members must picket. The expectation is four hours per day. Below is a breakdown of the picket pay entitlement in the current BCTF job action. Date
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Pacific Blue Cross has announced changes to dental pre-authorizations prior to April 4 of this year that may affect CUPE members in the Community Health Sector who subscribe to the PBC plan.
  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Thank you for getting your sign in sheets to us promptly. Sign In Sheet Submission:
  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Thank you to everyone coming out in solidarity with the BCTF and in support of a fully funded public education system. 
  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    The picket duty sign in form is attached.
  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    The K-12 Presidents’ Council today ratified the provincial framework agreement it negotiated on behalf of education support workers with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA).