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.

We will see you there! For full details see our Meetings page.
Bargaining page.

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.

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Alan Paladini, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Janice Webster, CRD Housing Corporation CRD Steward
Russ Donnison, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Hartland Landfill CRD Steward
Coral Lee Henderson, CRD Bylaw and Animal Care Services CRD Steward
Ian Elliott, CRD Protective Services CRD Steward
Clay Cullen, CRD Integrated Water Services CRD Steward
Tambra Cartmell, CRD 911 Services CRD Steward
Brendon Parker, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
Bruce Lesperance, CRD Technology & Initiatives, Facility Maintenance CRD Steward
Joe Kolic, CRD Integrated Water Services, Macaulay Point CRD Steward
Adam Hliva, CRD Integrated Water Services, Saanich Peninsula Wastewater Treatment Plant 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
WSPR Steward
VIHA Steward
VIHA Steward
Trustee
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
Jody Watson, CRD Parks & Environmental Services, Environmental Protection 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
Trustee