New agreement for Sechelt library workers makes important gains for precarious workers

SECHELT—Workers for the Sechelt Public Library, represented by CUPE 391, are celebrating the recent ratification of their new collective agreement. After three days of collaborative negotiations, union and library representatives were able to reach a positive agreement that addresses key issues for precarious workers.  

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

CUPE postpones job action for Flair flight attendants

Union shifts focus to legal fight with airline following company memo to employees
BURNABY— Due to recent actions by Flair Airlines that have raised concerns for the job security of CUPE 4060 members—actions the union will be challenging at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)—the Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off job action by Flair’s 139 flight attendants that was to begin at midnight on December 10.

CUPE BC celebrates International Persons with Disabilities Day

BURNABY—Each year on December 3, the United Nations announces a new theme in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. CUPE British Columbia joins with members with disabilities in celebrating and applauding this year’s theme of “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.”

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

Creston Valley library workers ratify new agreement

Expanded benefits will make a big difference for families, says CUPE 4959
CRESTON – CUPE 4959 and the Creston Library Association have signed off on a new collective agreement that includes a range of provisions and expanded benefits that will have a positive impact on families in the Valley, the local said today.

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

Tentative agreement reached for B.C.’s Health Science Professionals

BURNABY—After almost 10 weeks of bargaining, a three-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that is remarkable for the range of improvements included.

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

Victoria Library Workers reject employer concession demands, endorse strike action

VICTORIA—CUPE 410 members who work for the Greater Victoria Public Library voted more than 85 percent in favour of strike action during a balloted vote held Sunday. The vote comes on the heels of talks breaking off between the union and representatives of the Greater Victoria Public Library and Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association Saturday afternoon.

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