VANCOUVER — CUPE Local 1936-09 and the Hastings Community Association have signed off on a retroactive, five-year collective agreement that includes flat-rate wage increases averaging 9 per cent over the term, improved human rights and anti-harassment language, and no concessions.
COQUITLAM – CUPE 561 members ratified the agreement to transfer active employees in the SD43 Non-Teaching Pension Plan (NTPP) to the BC Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) with 97 per cent of members voting in favour.
DUNCAN – CUPE Local 358 members at the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), have ratified the recommendations of a BC Labour Relations Board (LRB) appointed mediator.
BURNABY—With its collective agreement expiring on March 31 next year, CUPE’s Community Social Services sector is holding a bargaining survey to canvass member priorities in preparation for the next round of bargaining.
BURNABY—Registration is now open for the CUPE Health Care Bargaining Conference, a one-day gathering for CUPE members in the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association and Community Bargaining Association.
Although the last provincial election seems like years ago now, the reality is that the new BC NDP government led by Premier John Horgan has been in office for just six months as you read this edition of Public Employee. While much has already been accomplished, much more remains to be done after 16 years of right-wing BC Liberal government. (For a more detailed assessment of the government’s first six months, see Page 10.)
KELOWNA – In an effort to avoid any strike action, CUPE 338 members who work as jail guards at the Kelowna RCMP detachment have agreed to enter binding arbitration with Commissionaires BC.
COQUITLAM — CUPE 561 and School District 43 (Coquitlam) recently announced that a tentative deal has been reached on the transfer of active non-teaching pension plan (NTPP) employees to the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP).