- Capital Regional District
- Island Health (Health Science Professionals at Vancouver Island Health Authority)
- West Shore Parks and Recreation Society
- Greater Victoria Housing Society
Members work all across the Gulf Islands and the southern end of Vancouver Island.
CRD: USW “Merger”
CUPE Local 1978 has negotiated an agreement with the CRD and USW Local 1-1937 that will allow USW members who work in the CRD’s Watershed Protection division to transfer to CUPE Local 1978. There are less than 20 USW members at CRD and after ratification they will have a choice to transfer to CUP Local 1978 or to stay in USW until they quit, retire, or otherwise leave the position. Those opting to transfer to CUPE will dovetail into our collective agreement, to which there will be very few changes to accommodate the work done by the USW members. Any new positions in Watershed Protection will be CUPE, and eventually CUPE Local 1978 will be the only union representing workers at CRD.
This agreement (Memorandum of Settlement) needs to be ratified by our members. We held two information sessions on Thursday, January 5, at 5 PM, and Wednesday, January 11, at 5:30 PM. We followed that with a Special Membership Meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. At the end of that meeting we launched the online ratification vote, open to all CRD members. See your personal email for the online ballot and for more information about the agreement and why you should support it by voting YES, please read our USW “Merger” page.