CUPE Local 1978 has between 1,400 and 2,000 members depending on the time of year 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.

Bargaining is the Local’s main focus at present. The HSPBA unions (CUPE, BCGEU, HEU and PEA) are in their third round of negotiations with the employers in the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC). Our Local 1978 executive member Angela Wheeler is part of the bargaining committee.

The CRD Bargaining Committee was “at the table” with the CRD and its bargaining agent, the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association (GVLRA), ten times from March to June. We have another meeting scheduled for September. A summary of the proposals that we summitted is on our bargaining page.

We bargained with the employer at West Shore Parks and Recreation and reached a settlement in October, 2021. Please see our bargaining page for a copy of the new collective agreement.

We we will not accept concessions or two-tier workforces. To do that we will need your support and involvement throughout the bargaining process. Together we win! Are you in? Please contact us to get involved.

You can win a gift card up to $500!

How to Win!

  1. You must be a member of CUPE 1978 to join the contest.
  2. Download a copy of the Contest Submission Form, fill in the form electronically (Adobe Reader) and save it, or print it, write in the information and scan it.
  3. Fill out all sections on the Contest Submission Form; missing information will render your contest submission invalid.
  4. Email the Contest Submission Form to contest@cupe1978.com by September 2, 2022.

After the contest closes on September 2, 2022, the winners will be selected randomly for a prize. We will announce the winners at the Annual General Meeting on September 28th, 2022.

Prizes

Gift Cards to a local grocery store, valued at $25, $50, and $100, with a grand prize of $500.

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
James Brenay, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Chair
Tyler Lynk, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Steward
CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Shane Reimer, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Coordinator
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Graziella Martin, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Brett Wicker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
CRD Steward
Blair Barrett, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks CRD Steward
CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Steward
Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Tom Judge GVHS Steward
WSPRS Steward
Michael McKinley VIHA Steward
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Sceni Powers, CRD Financial Services, Major Projects Trustee
Carli Hliva, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill Trustee
Leroy Haynes, CRD Vice President
Tom Benjamin, CUPE Local 1978 President
Karley Field, CRD Finance, Payroll
Swati Scott VIHA Coordinator
James Kroening, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Ryan Swan, Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Tony Smerychynski, CRD Integrated Water Services, McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant CRD Coordinator
Brendon Parker, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Jayden Grieve Chair GVHS
Lindsay Fumalle VIHA Chair
Shawn Davies, West Shore Parks & Recreation WSPRS Chair
Shirley Lyons, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection Treasurer
Coral Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services Secretary
Debbie Schoening, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Regional Parks Trustee