August 10 Meeting

RATIFICATION MEETING | Saturday, Aug. 10 at Genesis

Please come out and vote to ratify our new Collective Agreement. This vote will also include ratification of the Provincial Framework Agreement.
Bring picture ID with you for registration purposes.
The meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at Genesis Theatre. Registration: 9:00 am | Meeting begins: 10:30 am.
To see the Tentative Agreement, click here to enter the username and password emailed to your First Class account.

CUPE 1091 Election Results

CUPE 1091 held elections for 3 Executive and 1 Trustee position at the June 15 General Meeting.
Congratulations to the incoming executive members who were voted in for 2-year terms at the Jun 15 meeting:
Jonathan McCune - 1st VP
Eileen Penney - Treasurer
Kevin Berg-Iverson - 3rd VP

Trustee Larry Johnston was re-elected for a 3-year term.

CUPE 1091 OUT OF DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPs

CUPE LOCAL 1091 shall provide 3 scholarships of $500 each for children or grandchildren of members of Local 1091 who attend a BC Public School outside of the Delta School District and who are going on to post-secondary education and have made application to the Local.
Completed applications forms should be sent to the Union Office along with the requested final high school transcript and post-secondary acceptance letter no later than 4 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019.

CUPE BC News

UVic sessional lecturers and music instructors vote to strike

VICTORIA—With more than 90 per cent in favour, CUPE 4163 Component 3 members voted overwhelmingly to endorse job action at the University of Victoria (UVic). The local has been bargaining with the employer for five months and are frustrated with the lack of progress at the bargaining table. This strike vote by Component 3 is the first ever in their 20-year history.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/uvic_sessional_lecturers_and_music_instructors_vote_to_strike

B.C. 9-1-1 Operators launch awareness campaign

Emergency call takers and dispatchers are more than just a number, says CUPE 873-02
RICHMOND - B.C.’s 9-1-1 operators play a critical role in emergency response for communities throughout the province, but they remain invisible to the public—a situation the Emergency Dispatchers of BC (CUPE 873-02) hope to change with a new awareness campaign launched this week.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/b_c_9_1_1_operators_launch_awareness_campaign

CUPE National News

CUPE members on the front lines of the opioid crisis

Across every sector and province, CUPE members are seeing the impacts of opioid addiction and fentanyl poisoning. For some members, the crisis is intensifying well-worn challenges. For others, it means taking on demands outside their original job descriptions. Either way, our members have stories to tell—and an important analysis of the pressures the crisis is placing on our public services.

https://cupe.ca/cupe-members-front-lines-opioid-crisis?utm_medium=rss

Q&A with Judy Darcy

As Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Judy Darcy is leading the province’s response to the overdose crisis that is continuing to take three to four lives every single day in British Columbia. As a past CUPE National President, she understands the crisis is a national issue that affects our members personally and professionally.

Profiles in resilience: CUPE members on the front lines of the opioid crisis

Across every sector and province, CUPE members are seeing the impacts of opioid addiction and fentanyl poisoning. For some members, the crisis is intensifying well-worn challenges. For others, it means taking on demands outside their original job descriptions. Either way, our members have stories to tell—and an important analysis of the pressures the crisis is placing on our public services.