BURNABY — CUPE 1816 and Pacific Blue Cross have reached a tentative agreement at the bargaining table, effectively ending a labour dispute that began with rotating job actions in May, negotiating committees for both parties have confirmed.
Order took effect at noon for firms that failed to extricate themselves as PBC ‘preferred brokers’
BURNABY—Members of CUPE Local 1816 began picketing at noon today outside some of the 15 businesses identified as “Preferred Travel Insurance Brokers” for Pacific Blue Cross during the benefit provider’s lockout of its more than 600 employees.
VANCOUVER – The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1004, which represents approximately 3,300 PNE full time, part time and Fair-time employees, are pleased to announce the successful completion of bargaining.
LRB filing targets 29 insurance firms identified as ‘preferred brokers’ during labour dispute
BURNABY—The Canadian Union of Public Employees today filed an application with the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia to allow picketing of 29 insurance brokers by declaring them to be “allies” of Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) during its labour dispute with CUPE Local 1816.
Every year at this time, labour leaders are asked for their thoughts on the importance of Labour Day, and each year we talk about the history of the labour movement, the gains we have made for working people, unionized or not, and the importance of solidarity as we stand up to anti-worker and anti-union governments.
BURNABY—In a strongly worded letter to Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) CEO Jan Grude and PBC Board Chair Mark Olsen, Healthcare Benefit Trust (HBT) has urged the non-profit benefits provider to do everything in its power to end the labour dispute with CUPE 1816—now approaching its fifth month—and return service levels to normal.
Prince George residents and CUPE members across BC and Canada were deeply saddened to learn on August 10th of the loss of CUPE Local 1048 President, Sister Janet Bigelow.