Latest News & Coming Events

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    CUPE BC urges members to have their say on historic Water Sustainability ActAs the BC Government seeks public input into the proposed Water Sustainability Act, CUPE BC is calling for our province’s...
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013
    Please review these attachments and distribute as widely as possible. Employers now have specific responsibilities to stop and prevent bullying in the workplace.
  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
    The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is disappointed by the October 23 arbitrator’s ruling on mandatory flu shots for health care workers.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    The CUPE Local 15 VSB Bargaining Committee has scheduled two meetings and ratification votes for the tentative agreement reached between the Vancouver School Board and CUPE Local 15.
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Attention: CUPE HSPBA members working in Home Health programs across VCH:The union has received notice that VCH is moving forward with a Home Health Redesign project, beginning immediately. They...
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
    As CUPE’s K-12 Locals in BC begin concluding collective bargaining with school districts, the need for increased funding for public education from the BC Liberal government is becoming even clearer,...
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    As CUPE’s K-12 Locals in BC begin concluding collective bargaining with school districts, the need for increased funding for public education from the BC Liberal government is becoming even clearer,...
  • Friday, October 11, 2013
    On September 18, 2013 the Canadian Union of Public Employees reached a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association (BCPSEA).The Framework Agreement was...
  • Monday, October 7, 2013
    Layoff notices issued this week by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority will result in reduced health services for children and Vancouver’s most vulnerable, says CUPE Local 15.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Sister Barb Dickinson was elected to the Secretary-Treasurer position at last night's General Membership Meeting for the balance of a two year term ending May 28, 2014. This is a full time...
  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Please see the press release below regarding the tentative deal reached yesterday.The special meeting previously scheduled for tonight to discuss strike issues is still going forward. The agenda has...
  • Monday, September 16, 2013
    September 13, 2013Dear Colleagues, Sisters, and Brothers: BC’s public education system thrives because of the work you all do in classrooms, schools, board offices, and communities.
  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
    The evening of September 10th, CUPE BC K-12 presidents met by conference call and heard a detailed report from the provincial table.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    CUPE’s talks with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association will continue on September 16, but a lack of progress on a reasonable wage increase for education workers in BC’s K-12 system threatens...
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    CUPE’s K-12 Presidents’ Council Bargaining Sub-committee met with the employer Wednesday through Sunday, but came away from the table “very disappointed” with the latest offer.“This latest proposal...
  • Friday, September 6, 2013
    Welcome back to the new school year. Following is an update on bargaining/strike preparation.
  • Friday, September 6, 2013
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    From time to time, vacations are ruined because of illness, injury or medical emergency.  Our collective agreement does not deal with what happens to vacation credits when a member is sick or...
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Think of a Police Record Check report as being a dragnet on a fishing trawler:  As a dragnet catching everything in the sea. Your Employer is licensed to catch tuna. What to do about the bycatch...
  • Thursday, August 22, 2013
    Flex time is commonly referred to as flexible work schedules and includes any additional shifts worked outside of your normal regularly schedules hours of work, excluding hours coded as overtime. As...