Latest News & Coming Events

  • Thursday, September 4, 2014
    The BCFED, with the BCTF, is organizing a series of solidarity rallies around the province over the first week of September. These rallies will give teachers, parents, and supporters a chance to...
  • Friday, August 29, 2014
    As we head into the Labour Day long weekend, we must prepare ourselves for any outcome before school is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Will an agreement be reached that would see the end to the BCTF...
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    This afternoon we received confirmation that there will be no worksite pickets at elementary schools by the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers’ Association (VESTA) on Thursday or Friday this week.
  • Monday, August 25, 2014
    Early Friday evening, CUPE 15 and the VSB concluded a discussion regarding the effects of the teachers’ picket lines for this week. The VSB explained that management individually asking each employee...
  • Monday, August 25, 2014
    We know that many of you have questions about picketing this week, and the hours required by the CUPE Constitution.
  • Friday, August 22, 2014
    We received a new update on Thursday (last night) regarding strike action, this time from the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers' Association (VESTA).
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    CUPE Local 15 has received the following information from the Vancouver Secondary Teachers’ Association (VSTA):
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Please email us at or call us at 604-879-4671 if you are interested in registering for this evening tutorial “Building Your Case Workshop” on September 4, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30...
  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    With the new school year fast approaching, and no news from the BCTF or the Provincial Government about a possible resolution to the labour dispute, we must prepare ourselves for all possible...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...