BURNABY - When members of the CUPE BC Workers of Colour Committee told each other stories of their individual experiences of being racialized, they knew these stories needed to be shared more broadly, so a video project was born. Because many workers who face discrimination are vulnerable, participating members did not appear on-screen but their voices were heard on the audio, their stories recorded and edited to soundbites of less than two minutes.
MAPLE RIDGE – In a unanimous decision, the Maple Ridge city council agree that public workers will deliver programs and services at the Albion Community Centre. The decision follows an extensive campaign by the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows municipal workers of CUPE 622 calling for the soon to be opened facility to be community controlled and publicly run.
VANCOUVER – Langara English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) instructors at Langara College voted overwhelmingly to join CUPE 15 in a Labour Board vote conducted last week. CUPE 15’s newest members will join 416 support staff at Langara College.
In response to VPL Board’s decision regarding March 21 GIDYVR room rental at Library Square Conference Centre
The Vancouver Public Library Board’s decision to permit a room rental to the group Gender Identity YVR (GIDYVR) is raising concerns for employees of the Vancouver Public Library in their workplace and their community. Workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 391, disagree with the Board’s decision to accept the rental request from GIDYVR, featuring the speaker Meghan Murphy.
GRAND FORKS—Two years ago, CUPE 4728 municipal workers played a key role in the recovery effort for this West Kootenays community in the aftermath of catastrophic floods. More recently, the Local’s work has helped restore local public infrastructure while saving the City hundreds of thousands of dollars.
VICTORIA— CUPE 4163 Components 1 and 2 reached a tentative agreement with the University of Victoria on February 10. The local began bargaining on November 13 and met for a total of 11 sessions.
RICHMOND – CUPE 394 and CUPE 718, locals representing outside and inside municipal workers in Richmond respectively, have reached tentative agreements with the City.
BURNABY—CUPE 4500 members have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with Coast Mountain Bus Company that includes wage increases, significant benefit improvements, and other provisions that address concerns the Local has raised since bargaining began in late 2018.
BURNABY—CUPE 4500 members reached a tentative agreement with Coast Mountain Bus Company on Tuesday, January 28, following 14 bargaining sessions.