All News

  • Friday, June 14, 2013
    As reported in the most recent K-12 Bargaining Bulletin, more than 70 percent of the 27,000 CUPE K-12 workers in BC are now under a strike mandate. Thirty-eight of CUPE's K-12 locals in BC have held successful strike votes with 10 more in the offing. Virtually all of the fifty-seven locals are expected to have completed their strike votes by the end of this month.
  • Friday, May 31, 2013
    CUPE 15 is proud to have our past president Paul Faoro ensconced at CUPE British Columbia as Secretary Treasurer where he will continue to represent our interests. Congratulations Paul! Find Paul at
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    More investment in local labour key to safer, more efficient service, stakeholder forum told
  • Friday, May 24, 2013
    CUPE local presidents, representing  27,000 K-12 workers across BC, met on May 23rd to discuss bargaining and possible strike action. Following the breakdown of contract talks at the provincial bargaining table, more than half the 57 CUPE K-12 locals in BC have now taken local strike votes with the rest expected to be completed by the end of June.
  • Friday, June 7, 2013
    A by-election will happen at the September General Membership Meeting for Secretary Treasurer.  Please contact the union if you have any questions.
  • Friday, May 3, 2013
    86% in favour of strike action.  We had a strong turnout for the information sessions and vote. Thanks to everyone who came out!
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Provincial K-12 bargaining talks have broken down. CUPE reports reaching “impasse” with the BC Public School Employers’ Association yesterday. 
  • Monday, April 29, 2013
    If you were laid off after January 28, 2002 due to re-tendering, contracting out, or bumping from a health care job in the Community Subsector,- or -If you are a current employee in a Community Subsector job and are interested in skills development, you may be eligible for reimbursement of training costs.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2013
  • Thursday, April 18, 2013
    On the day before the Liberal government dissolved, BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid announced the enactment of Bill 18, redefining health care bargaining units and moving licensed practical nurses into the RN-dominated Nurses’ Bargaining Association.
  • Monday, April 15, 2013
    Delegates to CUPE BC’s 50th Annual Convention elected Mark Hancock as President, replacing the retiring Barry O’Neill. CUPE 15 President Paul Faoro was elected Secretary-Treasurer.
  • Friday, April 5, 2013
    CUPE BC is launching a social media campaign today to inform voters about important issues in the upcoming BC provincial election. The campaign uses a comedic relationship metaphor to urge British Columbians to ‘have the talk’ with family, friends and neighbours about the importance of voting on May 14th.
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    CUPE members working at the Vancouver Art Gallery have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    "Six years after the van accident that took the lives of three farm workers in the Fraser Valley, more needs to be done to make farming safe in our province", said Jim Sinclair at the Abbotsford vigil honouring the women on March 10, 2013. The vigil, jointly hosted by the B.C.
  • Thursday, March 7, 2013
    Health science professionals have voted 83 percent in favour of accepting a new contract that includes wage increases totaling three percent, and protects the wages of hospital pharmacists who were threatened with wage rollbacks of up to 14 percent.
  • Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Welcome to your new CUPE15 website! Have a look around and let us know what you think. We've made the workplace area a little easier for you to find what you need. Union-wide info is also available at your fingertips!  Please check back on a regular basis as we are continually posting new information. We were pleased to work with two local firms to help us with this upgrade.
  • Thursday, January 24, 2013
    Health care unions have won a significant victory protecting the rights of sick and injured workers who were being punished by Vancouver Coastal Health. In 2008 the Health Authority introduced an offensive and punitive attendance management program that the unions said unfairly punished employees who use sick leave.
  • Monday, January 14, 2013
    CUPE BC is honoured to add our voice to the growing chorus of support for the grassroots Idle No More movement. Canadian Union of Public Employees members in BC stand in solidarity with First Nations and aboriginal peoples across Canada in their long fought struggle for justice. 
  • Friday, January 11, 2013
      By Paul Faoro, President  
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2012
    On the eve of the implementation of a new province-wide health care worker influenza control policy, the Community Health Bargaining Association in conjunction with Health Sciences Professionals’ Bargaining Association and Facilities Bargaining Association have negotiated an agreement with the Ministry of Health that clarifies the implementation and enforcement provisions o