Tentative Agreement with Little Mountain Neighbourhood House!

Your union bargaining committee would like to inform you that we reached a tentative agreement with the employer yesterday afternoon.

We took into considerations the survey that members had the opportunity to fill out. This was used as our reference to bargain what our members told us were their priorities. The employer and union had frank open discussions, and the union pushed back on the employer proposals which included updating of language of the collective agreement.

The union asked the employer for the non-union employees benefit package, and the employer gave selected policies to us. After looking at the non-union employees benefits we used this to lead our discussion on fair and equitable deal. The union was firm on ensuring that we get the “$8 sucks” clause removed (which is Information Appendix A in your collective agreement, and limits reimbursement on things like massage therapy, chiropractic and physiotherapy care to only $8 for the first 12 visits in a calendar year).

We were able to bargain modest benefit improvements and gains in wages that reflect the current provincial trend.

Please come out to the meeting on Wednesday March 4 at 6pm at CDC – 425 E 29th Ave in Vancouver –  to hear more in depth details and to vote on the package that your bargaining committee was able to negotiate on your behalf.

Thank you,

Your bargaining committee.

Provincial Wage Grids for April 2020 are published!

2.0% General Wage Increase + $20 Million Low Wage Redress (LWR)

CSSEA and CSSBA have agreed on the distribution of the second of three annual $20 million Low Wage Redress fund effective April 1, 2020. The agreement provides for 2% in general wage increases for everyone, and up to an additional 3.5% in Low Wage Redress.  Full details are in the memo which you can read by clicking here.



Community Living and General Services Collective Agreements are ONLINE!

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) and the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA) are pleased to announce that the Community Living Services, General Services and Indigenous Services collective agreements are now available.

Click on the link(s) below to view and download them!


Community Living Collective Agreement

General Services Collective Agreement

CUPE Metro Executive Board Political Action training Political Action training

We encourage Metro delegates and members of Metro locals to take advantage of these training opportunities.

In solidarity

September 19

A joint union day long training session is being offered on Thurs. September 19 at the Ukrainian Orthodox Cultural Centre – 13512 108 Ave, Surrey (Near Gateway Skytrain.)

This training is open to all. And CUPE National will cover the entire cost of book off plus per diem for any CUPE member that wants to participate.

To register, contact Nathan Allen at nallen@cupe.ca to confirm your attendance and work out how t to cover book off.

Metro Vancouver Alliance Leadership training

September 27 & 28

A vibrant and engaged civil society is vital for a healthy democracy. Our civil society institutions can nurture natural leaders to strengthen their own organizations and work with other civil society actors for the common good. Whether you want to develop leadership skills to contribute to your own congregation, union or group, or want to support broad-based community organizing through the Metro Vancouver Alliance, this workshop is a great place to start! We will explore the tested community organizing model developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation and practiced by community alliances in Canada, the US, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
Participants will leave with an understanding of the basics of community organizing and tools to strengthen their own congregation, union, community group or educational institution, and be inspired to assume leadership in their organization and community.

Register here

The MVA leadership Institute is free for folks from MVA member institutions. CUPE Metro is an MVA member.

The Friday evening session begins at 7.00 pm and runs until 9.00 pm. Registration is open at 6.15 pm. The Saturday session starts at 9.30 am and runs until 4.00 pm. Refreshments and a light snack will be available on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday.

The BCGEU Lower Mainland Area Office is located in the Broadway Tech Centre on Renfrew Street between Grandview Highway and Broadway, across from the Renfrew SkyTrain Station. Street parking is available on Renfrew and Hebb streets.

UNITE HERE Local 40 Actions this week

1,500 Hotel Workers are preparing to strike! Workers at 4 hotels (Hotel Georgia, Hyatt, Westin, and Pinnacle) just voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike. Join us as we get ready to strike!

JOIN US for ACTIONS this week:

Wednesday, August 28th@ Westin Rally at 7am!
Wednesday, August 28th@ the Pinnacle, Rally at 5pm!
Thursday, August 29th@ the Pinnacle, Rally at 5pm!
Friday, August 30th@ Hotel Georgia Rally at Noon!
Friday, August 30th@ Westin Rally at Noon!

Rally Locations
Westin- 1601 Bayshore Dr (Bayshore and Cardero
Pinnacle- 1133 Hastings St. (Thurlow and Hastings)
Hotel Georgia- 802 W. Georgia St. (Howe and Georgia)

We will also start passing out fliers at the Belmont this weekend, Friday and Saturday at 11pm. Please let me know if you can join us.

72 hour strike and lock out notice has expired at the Hotel Georgia. A strike or lockout can happen at any time. Stay tuned!

In Solidarity,
Harley Augustino

2019 CUPE Gives Back Picnic

Join us on Saturday, Aug 31st for a fun, filled day of activities. There will be face painting, Games, Bouncy Castle and lots of yummy food. Bring your family, friends and neighbours to celebrate the community. Open to all.

2019.CUPE Family Gives Back

Annual Family Picnic in the Park
Date: August 31, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Lions Park
2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam

We will provide:
Hotdogs, Popcorn, Entertainment & Games