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.
General Meeting June 27th – Urgent
We hope to see you at the CUPE 1978 General Membership meeting on Wednesday, June 27 at 5 pm at Pearkes arena. At this meeting, the Bargaining Committee will provide a detailed update about the status of negotiations, recent mediation, definition of essential services and our next steps. It is your chance to ask questions of the bargaining committee and get a better understanding of the status of the bargaining proposals (i.e. what was resolved, what the remaining issues are).
We will be looking for 8 people to form a strike committee to fulfil such duties as admin, finance and picketing. We will also be asking people to step up to consider being a strike coordinator or picket captain (training will be offered) should any job action be required. The bargaining committee is not allowed to fulfil these duties, so we will be looking to the membership/stewards to commit.
We have a lot to discuss at this meeting (see below for a list of important business) and want to hear from the membership. Pizza, and other food and drink will be available. There is tons of parking at Pearkes arena.
Workload Strategy Session Meetings Update
CUPE community health members in Victoria and Metro Vancouver showed up in big numbers last week for two evening workshops aimed at tackling the growing problem of workload in their sector. Read the full story on the CUPE BC website.
An update is now available on the CUPE BC website.
CRD/CUPE Local 1978 Joint Bursary Award Program
For the 37th consecutive year, the CRD and CUPE Local 1978 are co-sponsoring a Bursary Award Program which was increased several years ago from $4,000 to $8,000!
If you have a dependent student in your family who has not been awarded the bursary and who would be interested in applying, the 2018 Application Form is available for download. Completed application forms should be return to CRD HR by Friday, July 6, 2018.