LifeWorks and BC Wildfires

A message from LifeWorks, our new employee assistance program (EAP) and work-life/wellbeing resource (replaces OPTUM):
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As of July 13th, up to 14,000 people are reported as being displaced due to the ongoing wildfires in British Columbia’s interior.~ The province has declared a state of emergency, and has established a relief fund for impacted communities.

EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS

CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.

CUPE BC News

Whistler RCMP support workers join CUPE 2010

WHISTLER – Support workers at the Resort Municipality of Whistler's RCMP detachment decided to become members of CUPE Local 2010 at a Labour Board vote counted this morning.
“We are very happy to welcome this department into our local,” said CUPE 2010 Vice President Pete Rozsa. "They will now have a collective bargaining agreement which is a legal contract between the employer and the employees, instead of a handbook that has been used as a guideline."

CUPE National News

TSB Finding & Federal Court of Appeal Ruling Major Wins for CUPE

CUPE has consistently fought against the 1:50 regulatory change that was ushered in by the federal government in 2015. The increase in the flight attendant to passenger ratio from 1:40 to 1:50 means that there are fewer cabin safety personnel on flights to respond to emergency situations. This constitutes an unnecessary and unacceptable risk for passengers and cabin crew.

A recent Transport Safety Board of Canada (TSB) finding and a Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) ruling both support CUPE’s concerns and the ongoing challenge to the 1:50 ratio.

Layoff avoided for City of Montreal's security officers

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the City of Montreal came to an agreement this past Wednesday, August 9, that avoids laying off auxiliary security officers.

Under this agreement, the 46 officers responsible for security at municipal buildings will have the option to be reassigned to auxiliary labourer positions with the City of Montreal. Their seniority will be maintained during the process of reassigning them to another municipal department in the city centre or one of the boroughs.