Local 1936 Membership meeting this Wednesday, Nov 17th @ 6:30pm. (last one for this year)

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 17, 2021 06:30 PM Vancouver

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Nov


LOCAL 1936 MEETING AGENDA: Wednesday, November 19th @ 6:30 PM, 2021 via Zoom

Note: Check in about the recording of our meeting

CUPE Local 1936 recognizes and acknowledges the unceded territories from which we are all fortunate to participate in tonight’s meeting.

  1. Roll Call of Officers
  2. Equality Statement
  3. Welcoming of any New Members and Guests
  4. Review Agenda/ Additions
  5. Review Minutes/ Corrections
  6. Business from the Minutes
  7. New Business:


  • Bargaining Survey
  • CUPE National Convention
  • BC Federation of Labour December 3rd Event
  • Executive Board Meeting-Tuesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting-Doodle Poll on Local 1936 website
  • Vaccinations Update
  • Next Local 1936 meeting-Wednesday, January, 19th at 6:30 pm
  1. Correspondence
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Vice-President/Grievance Officer Report
  4. President’s Report
  5. Committee Reports
  6. Unit Reports
  7. Good of the Union
  8. Adjournment
  9. Question and Answer Period

November 17th, 2021 Membership Meeting @ 6:30 pm

Register ahead of time and join the local for the Monthly

Membership Meeting.

As usually, we will have some prizes for those that attend.

There will be updates and reports and time for questions and

answers at the end.

We hope you all we be able to make it.

Please post on the union bulletin boards at your worksite and

let others know.

See below for the Zoom link

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Nov 17, 2021 06:30 PM Vancouver

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Complimentary tickets to members for the upcoming BC Lions vs. Edmonton Elks

Game Preview | Lions vs. Stampeders - BC Lions            Tickets Available | BC Lions vs. Edmonton Elks | Nov 19

CUPE BC is pleased to offer complimentary tickets to members for the upcoming BC Lions vs. Edmonton Elks match on November 19.  Please find the game details below:   

 BC Lions vs. Edmonton Elks      Date: Friday, November 19, 2021.      Time: 7:30 pm

Location: BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver)

Request Deadline:  Wednesday, November 10 at 12:00pm

 To be considered, please email your expression of interest to CUPE BC (info@cupe.bc.ca) by 12:00pm on November 10. Members may request up to two (2) tickets each, and tickets will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Topic: Membership Engagement Meeting

CUPE 1936  is inviting all members (FT,PT, casual) to a

scheduled Zoom meeting. We appreciate your time so we will

keep it short but would like to hear from the membership of

how to get members engaged in their union.

CUPE 1936 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Membership Engagement Meeting

CUPE 1936  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Oct 26, 2021 06:00 PM Vancouver

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Call to Action | BC’s Unequal Woman Campaign | Unite Here! Local 40.            Women make up the majority of workers in BC’s hotel industry. Hotels are refusing to recall their long-term workers when the industry recovers. Instead, mass firings are being used to strip away gains made by women. Click here to visit the “Unequal Women” Campaign website and pledge your solidarity with BC’s women hotel workers.

Unite Here! Local 40 Actions | Hilton Metrotown Workers’ Labour Dispute.     Unite HERE! Local 40 is organizing delegations to inform past and future customers of the Hilton Hotel about the ongoing Hilton Metrotown workers labour dispute.  They will also be holding rallies outside of Burnaby Winter Sports to inform Inside Edge Hockey about the teams they are sending through the Unite HERE! Local 40 picket line.  Please see details below for upcoming actions:

Delegation to Inside Edge Hockey;   Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021.    Time: 2:00 pm.     Location: Burnaby Winter Sports

Delegation to Holiday Customers and Canadian Western Bank Board Members      Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm.      Location: Hilton Metrotown (6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby)

In addition, Unite HERE! Local 40 is also seeking volunteers to dedicate 1-2 hours in the coming weeks to help phone Hilton Holiday customers about the Hilton Metrotown Workers dispute.  If you are interested and available to assist, please contact Mason Kerr at mkerr@unitehere40.com or 604-250-4845.

CUPE Education| Upcoming Workshops | Winter 2022        CUPE Education has added the following virtual workshops to the CUPE calendar, with priority registration access being given at this time to locals in BC.  Please share these workshops with members of your local, and ensure to register online (using your personal email address) by the deadlines noted on the form pages:

NADC Fall School

Oct 27-29, 2021 | Online

Various Timeframes

Registration: Click here


Anti-Racism:  Building Solidarity to Confront Oppression

Oct 27, 2021 | Online | Poster attached

5:30-7:00pm (Pacific)

Registration: Click here

Intro to Stewarding – Parts 1 & 2

Nov 3, 2021 | Online


Registration:  Click here


BC Mental Health First Aid

Jan 27-28, 2022 | Online


Registration: Click here

Union Education will also be setting up workshops on every Wednesday through to Dec 15.  The workshops will be open to the whole province and members can register online.  Locals seeking additional training are encouraged to check the CUPE Calendar regularly for offering updates.

 BCFED | Paid Sick Leave Day of Action | Oct 25            In anticipation of the Provincial Government’s announcement on the number of paid sick days for all BC workers, the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) is organizing a collaborative Paid Sick Leave Day of Action in the Lower Mainland!  Members are encouraged to participate, as this will be the last opportunity to voice the importance of 10 employer-paid sick days for all workers. The event has two actions:

1) Taking photos and uploading them to social media with the message, ‘ I support #10DAYS ‘ and,

2) signing an open letter to the BC government via a QR code that will be provided on the day of.

Sign up for Surrey here!       Monday, Oct 25 | 4:00-5:30pm     Surrey Central Skytrain Station (along City Parkway by the bus loop).      Onsite Contacts:  Stephen Von Sychowski & Krisdeep Lally

Sign up for Burnaby here!        Monday, Oct 25 | 4:00-5:30pm             Metrotown Skytrain Station (on the sidewalk on Central Boulevard opposite the mall)         Onsite Contacts:  Reah Arora, Janet Andrews and Gurjeevan Sidhu

Applications Open | StrongerBC Young Leaders Council | Oct 27         The BC government is seeking British Columbians between the ages of 14 and 26 to form a new youth leaders council. The StrongerBC Young Leaders Council is an opportunity for youth to share their expertise and lived experience with the provincial government. Input from council members will help shape government policies and services on topics that include employment, the environment, mental health supports, affordability, and other areas.  If you are or know of a Young Worker who would be interested in applying, please visit the links below for more information:              Young Leaders Council Project Page:  Click here        Application Link:  Click here

Application Deadline:  Oct 27, 2021

Apply today to be part of the #StrongerBC Young Leaders Council and share your view of the future with our government! #bcpoli           Should you have any questions regarding this update, please email info@cupe.bc.ca for additional information.


Provincial Collective Agreement Bargaining Survey is available now.

To members of the Provincial Collective Agreement.

The current Collective Agreement will begin renegotiated this year. The 1st step is to hear from the members as to what issues you have in your workplace. Please fill out the bargaining survey – it’s your chance to have your voice heard!  The online survey will be available until noon on November 12th.  It can be found at https://survey-sondage.cupe.ca/index.php/688254, or by clicking the links in this message.

For those members who need a paper survey, we will be sending one to you shortly. PAPER SURVEYS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE BCRO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

If you have any questions please reach out to either Sheryl Burns, Lee Ann Lalli or Bernice Way





CUPE 1936 Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee  

Please join us for  the. CUPE 1936 EDI Committee.

This is an opportunity for our members that are from one or more equity seeking groups to work together on the various equity, diversity and inclusion issues. If you need more information reach out to leeannlalli@live.com

Lee-Ann Lalli (she/her) CUPE 1936 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: EDI Committee Meeting
Time: Oct 5, 2021 06:00 PM Vancouver
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Thank you
Lee-Ann Lalli (She/Her/Hers)

Vice- President/Grievance Officer

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1936

Community Social Services-Greater Vancouver

Telephone: 604-522-8445

Fax: 604-777-0297

Cell: 778-223-1554

#208-800 McBride Boulevard

New Westminster, BC  V3L 2B8

CUPE Local 1936 is located in unceded Central Coast Salish territory.  We wish to express our gratitude for the use of this unceded territory to all Central Coast Salish Peoples and to Qay’gayt and Musqueam First Nations who have ties to this territory.


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October is Ergonomics Month

If any of our local 1936 members that sit on their workplace JOHS committee want to find out more about Ergonomics than please reach out to Bernice Way, bway1936@gmail.com to be enrolled into the course below. Your wages would be covered if it falls on a scheduled day of work (this would be outside of the 8 hrs of training per year through your employer)

Recognized in October each year, Global Ergonomics Month is an international outreach campaign promoting human-centred design through the science, application and profession of ergonomics or human factors. These disciplines are focused on optimizing human well-being as well as overall system performance by proactively designing work and work systems to fit the people interfacing with them in ways that improve efficiency, productivity, health, safety and comfort. Ergonomics is ultimately good for business and good for people.

The Centre has scheduled a number of opportunities in October to take our virtual facilitator lead course:

Strains, Aches & Pains (Ergonomics)

This course is designed to provide OH&S Committee members with the knowledge and skills to identify and find effective solutions to ergonomic problems at the workplace.

In this course participants will:

  • Learn about common health effects from MSI injuries.
  • Learn how to comply with existing ergonomics legislation.
  • Learn how to identify ergonomic hazards, learn risk assessment techniques and generate solutions to deal with hazards.
  • Learn strategies to assist in implementing an effective prevention program.
  • Have an opportunity to put theory into practice using the “Fix That Job” exercise.

October 8, 18, 26https://www.healthandsafetybc.ca/course-calendar/


3.27 Minimum training requirements for new joint committee members:

(2) The employer must ensure that each member of the employer’s joint committees who was selected on or after June 1, 2017 to be a member receives, as soon as practicable but no more than 6 months after becoming a member, a total of at least 8 hours of instruction and training, as set out in subsection (4).

(7) For greater certainty, the instruction and training required under subsection (2) or (3) of this regulation is not educational leave as set out in section 41 of the Workers Compensation Act.

Note: The 8-hour mandatory training requirement — “new joint committee members must receive the instruction and training required under section 3.27 of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (OHSR)” — is separate from the existing annual 8-hour educational leave assigned by section 41 of the Workers Compensation Act, “Each member of a joint committee is entitled to an annual educational leave totaling 8 hours […]”.

* New committee members are eligible to receive 16 hours of education in their first year.*

For more information see: JHSC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Changes.

Funded by the Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia and hosted by the BC Federation of Labour, the BC Fed OH&S Centre is the largest provider of this type of training in the province.


The Federal government has proclaimed September 30th as a Truth and Reconciliation Statutory Day as one small act of reconciliation and acknowledgment of atrocities inflicted on the Indigenous, Inuit and Metis people of Canada.

While September 30th is frequently referred to as a Statutory Holiday, we ask that you refrain from referring to this day as a “holiday”.  Instead, please think of this as a day of mourning in which we are to collectively remember our Indigenous comrades who have fallen, or experienced harm, as a result of the colonization, genocide and forcible removable of their children; many of whom were abused or who died while in residential schools.

The latest discoveries of children’s remains at various residential schools, including the Kamloops Residential School where 214 bodies were found, serve as a stark reminder of the legacy of colonization of Indigenous people in Canada.

Entire Indigenous nations and/or tribes were forcibly removed from their homes and land, and forced to live on assigned reserves where many continue to experience substandard living conditions without access to safe drinking and bathing water.  Indigenous children as young as 4 and 5 were taken from their families and placed in residential schools where many endured emotional, physical and sexual abuse.  Children died trying to escape these residential prisons or while living in the schools.  Often families were not informed of a child’s passing and many children were secretly buried on school grounds.

The legacy and pain of colonization and forced institutionalization of Indigenous children remains.  Institutional racism continues to impact our Indigenous comrades today.

On September 30th, please take time to remember the atrocities inflicted upon Indigenous people in Canada, and please support our Indigenous comrades who grieve all that has been lost as a result of these atrocities.

To our Indigenous comrades and members, on behalf of CUPE Local 1936, we extend a sincere apology for all that you and your families have endured.  We stand with you as you mourn the impact of colonization, everyday, as well as on September 30th, a Day of Truth and Reconciliation.  Should you require additional support, please call:

The Kuu-Us Crisis Line at (250)-723-2323, or

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society at (604)-985-4464

With sorrow,

Sheryl Burns, President, CUPE Local 1936

Lee-Ann Lalli, Vice-President/Grievance Officer, CUPE Local 1936

Bernice Way, Secretary-Treasurer and Education Officer, CUPE Local 1936