Information for members

Mark’s Discount | April 16-22
Members can present the attached Mark’s coupon at point of purchase for a 25% discount on all regular-priced items until Saturday, April 22

CUPE Local 561 | Call for Support
As many of you know, our members of CUPE 561 are on strike. These Fraser Valley transit operators have been without a contract for three years, and are paid 32% less than other transit workers in our region. These workers are facing a tough situation. The employer, First Transit, is a multi-national corporation headquartered in Europe, and has threatened to walk away from the contract before paying our members a fair wage. The ultimate responsibility for these workers rests with BC Transit, a crown corporation of the BC government, but the leadership at BC Transit refuse to take any responsibility for the actions and failures of their contractor.

We need the help of all 100,000 CUPE members in British Columbia. This employer, and BC Transit, needs to understand that when they pick a fight with one of us, they pick a fight with all of us. Please see the attached letter from Local 561 about ways you and your members can put pressure on BC Transit, and help our members win a fair deal. Our solidarity is our most powerful tool against regressive employers, and we need your help today to show that strength and solidarity to these regressive employers.

Rally to Support CUPE 561
Date: April 22             
Time: Noon to 3pm.     Location: Jubilee Park, 2552 McCallum Rd