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January 10, 2013

CUPE 825 ratifies four-year collective agreement

PORT MOODY—The City of Port Moody and members of CUPE 825, municipal and library workers, have ratified a four-year collective agreement. CUPE 825 ratified the agreement on Wednesday, January 9 and the City ratified on Tuesday, December 18.

“The collaborative relationship that has been developed between the union and employer in past years helped both parties reach a fair and equitable settlement for all stakeholders,” said CUPE 825 president Raman Braich.

August 10, 2012

Okanagan library workers reach tentative agreement

KELOWNA—CUPE 1123 and the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) board have reached a tentative agreement. Details of the agreement will be released once the union and the ORL board have ratified the agreement.

CUPE 1123 president Rose Jurkic says all job action has ceased as of August 9thand the union is glad that patrons can once again enjoy the full services of their local library.

July 10, 2012

Okanagan Library Workers still without a contract

KELOWNA—Job action continues in the Okanagan this week, as library workers continue their strike to achieve a fair collective agreement.

Van drivers will again be off the job this week, and until further notice CUPE members will not be collecting money for the sale of promotional items (book bags, t-shirts, etc.), facility and room rentals or photocopier fees.

Rose Jurkic, CUPE 1123 president, says that library workers continue to find ways to minimize the impact strike actions have on patrons.

June 14, 2012

Fraser Valley Library Workers ratify four-year deal

ABBOTSFORD—Members of CUPE 1698 voted in favour of ratifying a four-year collective agreement Sunday, June 10. 

The agreement includes a two per cent wage increase in each year of the agreement with a wage re-opener in the fourth year, as well as improvements to benefits and language.

June 5, 2012

Okanagan library workers continue job action

KELOWNA—Four Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) van drivers will be off the job this week, as library workers continue to fight for a fair collective agreement.

CUPE van drivers will be on strike Wednesday, June 6 through Saturday, June 9 inclusive. According to CUPE 1123 president Rose Jurkic this is the next step in a rotating strike which began last month.

May 15, 2012

Limited strike action to continue in Okanagan Libraries

KELOWNA— Limited job action will continue in 16 library branches throughout the Okanagan. Library workers will continue to not collect fines or work any overtime.

“We want to continue to keep libraries running with as few interruptions as possible,” says CUPE 1123 president Rose Jurkic. “We remain extremely committed to our patrons and we value the support that we have been receiving from communities where our members work.”

May 4, 2012

Front-line library workers to hold information picket at opening of Vernon branch

VERNON—CUPE library workers will hold an information picket Saturday morning at the new Vernon Okanagan Regional Library branch. 

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Vernon Library which is located at 2800-30th Avenue.

CUPE 1123 president Rose Jurkic says that the information picket will not disrupt the opening of the branch.

April 30, 2012

Okanagan library workers serve strike notice

KELOWNA—After more than six months of negotiations, library workers in the Okanagan have served notice of their intention to strike and plan to begin withdrawing services this week.

CUPE 1123 has given 72 hour strike notice and will be in a legal strike position at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2012, unless a deal is reached before then.

May 27, 2011

Deal in a day for Grand Forks library workers

GRAND FORKS—CUPE library workers and the Grand Forks Public Library have ratified a new three-year collective agreement after only one day of negotiations .

The seven members of CUPE Local 2254 at the library signed a new agreement with wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each of the three years ending June 30, 2014.

July 13, 2010

Sechelt Library workers ratify first agreement

SECHELT – CUPE 391 members from Sechelt Public Library have ratified their first collective agreement and the Library Board also ratified the agreement on Sunday.

“The tone at the bargaining table was co-operative and respectful,” says Lolly Mackenzie, member of the bargaining committee.

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