March 3, 2014

White Rock civic workers see little progress at the bargaining table

WHITE ROCK – Almost a month after workers in the City of White Rock voted 94 percent in favour of strike action if necessary, the union is discouraged by a lack of progress with the employer.

CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk is letting members know that they need to be prepared for job action, following a disappointing meeting this morning with employer representatives.

February 6, 2014

White Rock civic workers give CUPE a strike mandate

WHITE ROCK – Workers in the City of White Rock have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action if they are unable to negotiate a fair settlement in their current round of bargaining.

CUPE 402-01 President Mike Guraliuk said that the vote was taken on Wednesday and the members of CUPE 402-01 voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action if necessary. 

“We hope this sends a strong message to our employer that CUPE members are serious about reaching a fair deal,” said Guraliuk.

January 8, 2014

Prince George city workers reach tentative agreement

PRINCE GEORGE – After more than one year with no collective agreement city workers in Prince George, represented by CUPE 399 and CUPE 1048, have reached a tentative agreement with the City.

Gary Campbell CUPE 399 president and Janet Bigelow CUPE 1048 president both report that they are relieved to have reached a new deal after a very tense round of negotiations.

December 24, 2013

CUPE 389 members at the NSWC ratify new agreement, lockout comes to an end

NORTH VANCOUVER – CUPE 389 employees at the North Shore Winter Club will be returning to work after being locked out by their employer for more than seven months.

 A tentative agreement was reached yesterday, December 23, with the assistance of a mediator and CUPE 389 members voted 91 percent in favour of ratifying the agreement this morning (December 24).

December 13, 2013

Strike action set to start in Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE – Municipal workers in Prince George will begin withdrawing services at 8 a.m. Saturday morning after being without a collective agreement for nearly one year.

More than 500 CUPE 399 and 1048 members have scheduled full scale job action at all city worksites. This is the first time job action has taken place in the City of Prince George.

December 9, 2013

City workers issue strike notice

PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George municipal workers have issued 72-hour strike notice and are gearing up for job action according to CUPE 399 and 1048 presidents Gary Campbell and Janet Bigelow.

November 29, 2013

CUPE members vote down City’s last offer

PRINCE GEORGE – CUPE 399 and 1048 members have voted 82 percent in favour of rejecting the City’s last offer package. The vote, which was conducted by the BC Labour Relations Board, was conducted late this week and was done at the request of the City. The unofficial results were announced this afternoon and the Labour Board will confirm the final results Monday.

November 15, 2013

City of Prince George pushing for strike: CUPE

PRINCE GEORGE – After nearly a year of contract negotiations there is still no collective agreement in place for city workers and CUPE 399 president Gary Campbell says it looks like the City is now trying to push CUPE members into a strike.

September 19, 2013

Local governments call for review of recycling regulation changes

VANCOUVER – Local government officials are calling for the Provincial government to step in and re-examine Multi-Materials British Columbia’s (MMBC) recycling plan for the province.

In addition to asking the Province to reconsider MMBC’s stewardship plan, local governments are also asking for 90 additional days to clarify and further consider the three options they were given by MMBC in regards to their recycling programs.

September 9, 2013

Prince George civic locals deliver strong strike mandate

City’s ‘final offer’ soundly rejected by frustrated employees

PRINCE GEORGE—Prince George’s two CUPE Locals have delivered a strong strike mandate—93 percent—putting the onus back on City management to return to the negotiating table.

The strike vote, taken Thursday - Friday last week, follows the rejection by CUPE members of the City’s so-called “final offer,” tabled on August 30.