Proposals for Negotiations 2019

Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018.
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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.

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.

CUPE 4500 Transit Supervisor saves life on Knight Street bridge

VANCOUVER—CUPE 4500 member Surinder Sahdra has responded to a variety of situations in his 18 years as a Transit Supervisor for Coast Mountain Bus Company. From problem passengers and vehicle breakdowns to reuniting lost children with their parents or finding lost wallets and cell phones—or even laptops—and returning them to their owners, he’s seen it all.

CUPE National News

CUPE in solidarity with migrants travelling from Honduras to US

Thousands of migrants are travelling in a caravan, making their way from Honduras to the United States. CUPE expresses our solidarity with these migrants who have left their homes in search of a better life for themselves and their families. We acknowledge the injustices that force these migrants to leave their homes, including growing inequality, poverty, unemployment, corruption and foreign intervention.

In recent years, Honduras has been reeling from the impact of a right-wing government that took power in a coup and imposed austerity and privatization.

Health care workers in the Eastern Townships speak out

Health care workers in the Regional Health Authority (CIUSSS - CHUS), in Quebec, addressed the institution’s board of directors last Monday, November 12. They staged a demonstration before the general meeting and their union representatives took to the floor during the question period.

CUPE 4475 represents the more than 5400 employees of the health centre, including paratechnical staff, auxiliary services and trades. CUPE members account for about 30% of the personnel.

Myth Buster: Tuition and Student Debt

Over the past thirty years, tuition fees for university undergraduates in Canada have doubled, even after accounting for inflation. Other compulsory fees have also increased. College students are seeing a similar rise in tuition and fees. We need urgent action to address the high costs of post-secondary education. Don’t fall for these common excuses as to why the rising price tag of higher education doesn’t matter.

Myth: Total tuition doesn’t matter; what matters is net tuition – the cost to students after financial aid is taken into account.

Another painful chapter for Longueuil library workers

CUPE 306 is speaking out against recently announced budget cuts to the library network in Longueil, Quebec. The union, which represents the City’s 1200 white-collar workers, including 70 library clerks, believes its these members who will end up paying the price of the cuts.

The City’s decision is particularly surprising given that restructuring the library sector was on the table during the last negotiations. The union had proposed eliminating two vacant positions in order to minimize the impact of the cuts on active employees, a proposal accepted by City representatives.