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.


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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Tentative agreement reached in Harrison Hot Springs

CUPE 458 and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs reached a new tentative agreement over the weekend after almost a week of strike action in the Village.

“We want to thank residents and visitors for their patience during this dispute as we know that strike action has had an impact on the community,” says CUPE 458 Acting President Darlene Worthylake. “We knew it was important to resolve this dispute as soon as possible, and today we sat down with the Village and through meaningful discussions we were able to find common ground and solve the issue around weekend scheduling.”

K-12 PBC and BCPSEA reach tentative agreement

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

“I would like to thank all the members of PBC for their hard work and perseverance,” said K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams. “Their professionalism, willingness to work together, and dedication to members in K-12 led to reaching this tentative agreement.”