MHCC study finds accommodating aspiring workers is a win-win for employers and employees

Aspiring workers are people who have been overlooked by the workplace or sidelined due to episodic or persistent illness. The study focused on aspiring workers struggling to remain in the workplace and in need of accommodation to stay employed. Unemployment among people living with severe mental illness hovers between 70 and 90 per cent.

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.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: CUPE members speak on Reconciliation

BURNABY—A new video released by CUPE BC in time for National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) explores the meaning of Reconciliation and what people can do collectively and as individuals to foster equality and make Canada a more just society for Indigenous peoples.

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

Tentative agreements reached for General Services and Community Living

BURNABY—The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce that, after four weeks of negotiations and a 95-hour push over the last six days for a deal without concessions, a tentative agreement has been reached for General Services and Community Living with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA). The tentative agreements are for three-year terms and provide significant compensation increases in terms of low-wage redress for all members while meeting the government mandate of improving the services British Columbians count on.

CUPE National News

K-12 sector reaches tentative agreement with BCPSEA

A tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Council (PBC) and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) late Thursday evening on a provincial framework agreement for K-12 support staff.

The three-year agreement takes effect on July 1, 2019 and remains in effect until June 30, 2022.

Highlights of the agreement include:

Airport layoffs hurt service, safety

The unexpected elimination of seven CUPE positions from the Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a hard hit to the already dwindling service levels at the airport, says the union representing employees of the Airport Authority.

“These cuts follow the elimination of 50 custodian and security positions in 2015”, said Judy Collier, President of CUPE 1505. “The Bargaining Unit has gone from approximately 73 CUPE members to only 12 in just 3 years. With the recent reduction in hours of work and these layoffs, the travellers can expect a further decline in service levels.

CBA reaches tentative agreement for workers in community health

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative deal on a new collective agreement.

“We’ve made meaningful gains in a number of key areas. We’re pleased with the tentative agreement and are confident that our members in community health will be as well,” said CUPE Health Coordinator Chris Losito.