CUPE Local 1978 has approximately 950 members and represents four bargaining units:

  • Capital Regional District
  • Island Health (Health Science Professionals at Vancouver Island Health Authority)
  • West Shore Parks and Recreation
  • Greater Victoria Housing Society

Members work all across the Gulf Islands and the southern end of Vancouver Island.

AGM September 26, 2018

Please see the meetings page for details of the upcoming AGM and elections.

Health Science Professionals Bargaining

Please see the bargaining page for updates on the negotiations between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC).

New Videos Highlight CUPE Members in Community Health

The more than 1,300 CUPE members who work in B.C.’s community health sector play an important role in health care service delivery, adding value to their communities while facing workload and other significant challenges on a daily basis, a new pair of CUPE videos reveals.
Building Caring Communities” and “Meeting the Challenges” feature CUPE members from the Community Bargaining Association and the Health Sciences Professionals Bargaining Association talking about their jobs. The members describe their work in community-based public health care, some of the challenges they face, and the advantages of being represented by CUPE.
“These members provide important health services in our communities,” says CUPE Health Coordinator Chris Losito. “They do everything from diagnostic, clinical and inspection services to advocacy, home support, counselling, preventative, and rehabilitation, as well as administrative support services. They’re a key part of our public health care system but don’t have a high profile in the sector. So these videos put a much-needed face to their work.”
The videos can be viewed at the revamped website for B.C.’s CUPE Community Health workers. The site contains information for members in CUPE’s Community Health sector, including contact information for Health Locals and helpful resources to support their work. There’s also a link to the sector’s new Facebook group page.

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Russ Donnison, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Jenna Ward, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Graziella Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
Clay Cullen, CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
Tambra Cartmell, CRD 911 Services CRD Steward
Brett Wicker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Joe Kolic, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
John Butts, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Courtney MacMurchy, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Yvonne Blair, Greater Victoria Housing Society GVHS Steward
Fraser Macbeth WSPRS Steward
VIHA Steward
Job Action Email
Sceni Powers, CRD Financial Services, Major Projects Trustee
Carli Hliva, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill Trustee
Tom Benjamin, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Information Technology & GIS Vice-President
Rick Illi, CRD Planning & Protective Services, Bylaw and Animal Care President
Kathy Marshall, CRD Finance, Payroll
VACANT VIHA Coordinator
John MacPhee, CRD Housing Corporation
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant
Ian Elliott, CRD Protective Services CRD Coordinator
Anke Bergner, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Resource Management CRD Coordinator
Maryanna Kenney, CRD Parks & Environmental Services CRD Coordinator
Mauricio Navarrete, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Facilities Management & Engineering Services CRD Chair
Stephen Taylor Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPR Chair
Henry Lee, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Secretary
Debbie Schoening, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks Trustee