Oct 16, 2013 10:27 AM
BURNABY—As CUPE’s K-12 Locals in BC begin concluding collective bargaining with school districts, the need for increased funding for public education from the BC Liberal government is becoming even clearer, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock said today.
Oct 11, 2013 03:50 PM
Download answers to questions you might have about the new prescription drug formulary and the pay direct card achieved in the latest round of bargaining.
Oct 7, 2013 02:47 PM
BURNABY-CUPE Locals have begun reaching settlements with BC school boards. CUPE Local 476 in Powell River and Local 1260 in Langley concluded bargaining late last week.
Sep 20, 2013 03:29 PM
RICHMOND – A big step towards achieving collective agreements in BC’s 60 School Districts has been taken, with CUPE BC K-12 locals voting to recommend a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement to the province’s education workers.
Sep 18, 2013 11:37 PM
RICHMOND—The Canadian Union of Public Employees has reached a tentative Provincial Framework Agreement with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association (BCPSEA). The Framework Agreement was unanimously endorsed by the CUPE BC K-12 Provincial Bargaining Sub-Committee and will be recommended to the CUPE BC K-12 Presidents’ Council for endorsement.
Sep 13, 2013 01:10 PM
In a letter to all members, the BC Teachers Federation has outlined its intention to support CUPE BC education workers in the coming weeks, which means respecting their picket lines in an eventual job action. This pledge is the latest demonstration of a long-standing relationship of solidarity between the two unions, who work together to keep our public education system high quality, safe and inclusive. By standing together, we will be stronger and have a better chance of convincing government that they need to take a fair and reasonable approach to bargaining.
Sep 13, 2013 11:09 AM
Government must drop concession demands or face strike
BURNABY—Bargaining dates set for next week between CUPE’s K-12 bargaining committee and the provincial government are crucial to achieving a fair and reasonable contract settlement, but if the BC Liberal government doesn’t drop its demands for contract concessions, CUPE members will have no choice but to stage a full-scale province-wide strike, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock said today.
Sep 11, 2013 03:54 PM
VANCOUVER - The evening of September 10th, CUPE BC K-12 presidents met by conference call and heard a detailed report from the provincial table. The discussions show that local leadership is solidly behind the provincial Presidents’ Council Bargaining Sub-committee.
Sep 11, 2013 11:25 AM
VANCOUVER—CUPE’s K-12 Presidents’ Council Bargaining Sub-committee met with the employer Wednesday through Sunday, but came away from the table “very disappointed” with the latest offer.
Sep 10, 2013 10:30 AM
VANCOUVER—CUPE’s talks with the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association will continue on September 16, but a lack of progress on a reasonable wage increase for education workers in BC’s K-12 system threatens to shut down the public school system.
Sep 6, 2013 04:28 PM
VANCOUVER—Provincial-level bargaining for CUPE education members made progress this week. Presidents’ Council and the employer will continue to meet over the weekend in order to avert a strike. At this time members remain on strike alert.
Sep 4, 2013 11:35 AM
SAANICH—The union representing education workers in District 63 will make a presentation to the Saanich School Board to press for a fundedsettlement to avert a strike in the public school system this fall.
Aug 25, 2013 09:00 AM
BURNABY—CUPE’s education workers will launch a radio and television advertising campaign on Monday focused on building support for the union members’ work to keep BC’s schools clean, safe, and inclusive.
Aug 25, 2013 08:31 AM
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Aug 21, 2013 04:11 PM
BURNABY—Provincial-level bargaining for CUPE education members will resume on September 4. Previous talks broke off on August 9 when it became clear that the employer was not prepared for bargaining. The new dates for bargaining in early September demonstrate that the CUPE bargaining sub-committee is willing to do whatever we can to avoid a disruption in classes this fall.
Aug 13, 2013 08:42 AM
BURNABY—Despite assurances that the provincial government was prepared to bargain with CUPE education workers in August, negotiations have broken off indefinitely. After meeting for two and a half days last week, it became obvious talks couldn’t go any further.
Aug 1, 2013 09:52 AM
VANCOUVER—CUPE is eager to get back to the bargaining table to reach a fair and reasonable settlement. Tentative dates have been scheduled for the second week in August and CUPE representatives emphasize that a fully-funded wage increase is the solution to ending the bargaining impasse.
Jul 22, 2013 02:52 PM
A fully-funded wage increase is the best solution to ending the bargaining impasse between 27,000 CUPE education workers and the BC Public School Employers’ Association.
Jul 10, 2013 09:37 AM
BURNABY—After the first week of summer vacation for students, education workers across the province are resolved to make sure BC schools are clean, safe, and inclusive. The 27,000 CUPE education workers have voted to strike in almost all of the 57 K-12 Locals, in 53 school districts.