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  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Dear Members,At this time your union is in discussions with employers to determine ways to move forward as this unprecedented crisis unfolds. The situation is very fluid and fast moving.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    VSB Members - Please see the attached letter from the Ministry of Education.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    The past week has been trying for those of us in the Cultural Sector. As not-for-profit organizations struggle to make by-the-minute decisions amidst a global crisis, your employer and your union have been responding to the call and advocating for your rights to a safe work environment.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    The past week has been trying for those of us in the Cultural Sector. As not-for-profit organizations struggle to make by-the-minute decisions amidst a global crisis, your employers and your union have been responding to the call and advocating for your rights to a safe work environment.
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
    Please be advised that we are currently working with the Vancouver School Board in conjunction with the Provincial Government to finalize the details of the government announced shutdown. As soon as we have confirmed information we will post it on this website.Thank you for your patience and understandsing during this uncertain time.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Urgent NoticeThis is notice that the General Membership Meeting scheduled on March 25, 2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.As per direction from CUPE National, Bylaw 13.1.1 is hereby suspended to allow for a one time modification to the nomination process for Executive Board elections.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Effective Immediately and Until Further NoticeThe union office is open to essential staff only and closed to members, executive, and other visitors.All union business will be conducted by telephone, email, or conference call.We apologize for the inconvenience but these are uncertain times and for the well-being of our staff and members, safety must
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
    Please see below the City and Parks policy message that has gone out to all staff re: Interim travel and pay provision for COVID-19 Effective March 13, 2020 until further review To all staff,
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
      VSB employees who may not have any sick banks available can contact EI to apply for medical EI should they need to self-quarantine.
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
    Good Evening City Staff: This afternoon the Provincial Health Officer announced some directives that immediately impact our City operations and our employees. Large Events
  • Friday, March 13, 2020
    As workers who serve the public on a daily basis, CUPE 15 members find themselves on the front lines of public health crises, and the current coronavirus outbreak is no different.
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    We write you to correct some misinformation being circulated by the health sector employers and the BCGEU regarding who your union EDMP Advocate/Representative is. Benita Spindel is your CUPE-appointed EDMP Advocate.
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    VSB Members,Please see the attached letter from Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools regarding COVID-19.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    CUPE is monitoring the COVID situation have resources available to members who may face a greater risk of exposure in their workplaces. They can be found here: https://cupe.ca/search/COVIDCUPE will take the lead from public health officials, and to date there have been no calls to cancel public gatherings.
  • Friday, March 6, 2020
    Your bargaining committee has been quite busy this week meeting with the employer on March 3rd and March 5th. We spent the day on March 4th comparing the proposals presented by the employer and the demands presented by the committee.
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020
    Yesterday, the BC government answered our call and introduced five days of paid for workers experiencing domestic or sexual violence.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    The Bargaining Committee would like to welcome our final alternate member Carin Rahmberg from Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre. 
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Please note that the e-mail address for our Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) Advocate, Benita Spindel, has changed. To reach Benita, please email: cupepea.edmp@outlook.com. You may also call Benita at 250-508-0968 (unchanged). Sincerely, The CUPE Health Care Presidents Council  
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Please note that the e-mail address for our Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) Advocate, Benita Spindel, has changed. To reach Benita, please email: cupepea.edmp@outlook.com. You may also call Benita at 250-508-0968 (unchanged). Sincerely, The CUPE Health Care Presidents Council  
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Please note that the e-mail address for our Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP) Advocate, Benita Spindel, has changed. To reach Benita, please email: cupepea.edmp@outlook.com. You may also call Benita at 250-508-0968 (unchanged). Sincerely, The CUPE Health Care Presidents Council