Now that fall has arrived, unfortunately influenze season is just around the corner. Similar to last year, Shoppers Drug Mart pharmacists will be travelling to each of our schools/sites to administer the flu shots to District staff. These travelling clinics will take place on October 24 and 25 with a followup clinic at the SBO on November 1. Attached are details regarding the 2017 Staff Flu Immunization Clinic schedule, including the consent form.


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.


CUPE announces slate of progressive candidates for Pacific Blue Cross board

GET YOUR VOTE OUT—CUPE 1816 members at a recent local meeting flash their ID cards as a reminder to PBC members who plan to attend the December 13 AGM.
BURNABY—Seven candidates with strong progressive backgrounds in labour activism and community involvement have put their names forward to run for the board of directors of Pacific Blue Cross, setting the stage for a critical election at the benefit provider’s annual general meeting on December 13.

Cowichan Valley civic workers vote in favour of strike action

DUNCAN – CUPE Local 358 members in the Cowichan Valley are still without a contract after nearly a year of negotiations and bargaining discussions with the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), the City of Duncan, and the District of North Cowichan have all broken down. 


CUPE National News

Shelter workers stand up to bullying by Maison d’amitié by saying “no” to a deal that hurts services

Despite attempts to intimidate them into accepting a deal that would degrade services at Ottawa’s only francophone women’s shelter, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at Maison d’amitié are determined to defend the vital services they provide to women and children who are fleeing violence.

Pacific Blue Cross CEO’s exit ‘highlights need for change’

Need for a progressive new board all the greater with Jan Grude’s departure, says CUPE BC

The sudden retirement this week of Pacific Blue Cross President and CEO Jan Grude, which takes effect immediately, only reinforces the need for a progressive new board of directors at the non-profit benefits provider, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said in response to the news.

“The need for new leadership at Pacific Blue Cross, from the management group to the board of directors, has been glaring for some time,” said Faoro.

Bill on the Société québécoise du cannabis: CUPE salutes this step forward

CUPE welcomes the tabling of Bill 157 yesterday, which is aimed, in particular, at creating the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQC). In this case, Minister Lucie Charlebois opted to create a subsidiary of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) which will take responsibility for the purchase, storage, distribution and sale of cannabis in Quebec.