When and how we bargain depends on which work unit is involved.

West Shore Parks and Recreation Society

The current collective agreement with the WSPRS (West Shore Parks and Recreation Society) expired on December 31, 2020. The West Shore employer decided that they wanted to bargain this year, so we will be contacting members for their input on proposals and then scheduling meetings with the employer. We are meeting with WSPR members on May 25 at 5:30 PM via Zoom. Please see the meetings page for details.

CRD Bargaining Survey

To prepare for bargaining with the CRD in 2021 we have recently sent a survey to CRD members. If you have not received one, please email info@cupe1978.com and ask to be added to the email list and sent an invitation to the survey.

CRD Rollover Agreement

The current collective agreement with the CRD (Capital Regional District) expired on December 31, 2020.

Given the pandemic the Union and the employer’s bargaining agent – the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association (GVLRA) – negotiated a rollover agreement for 1 year, including a 2% pay raise on January 1, 2021. This was discussed at the General Membership meeting on November 25, 2020, and on-line voting took place afterwards. The membership voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting the rollover agreement. Please read the FAQ and the summary below.

Memorandum of Agreement with the GVLRA and CRD:

  • The terms and conditions of the current 2017-2020 collective agreement will continue to apply for one (1) year, until December 31, 2021.
  • Effective January 1, 2021, a two per cent (2.0 %) general wage increase shall be applied to the existing wages schedules.
  • 2021 Pay Schedules.

Health Science Professionals at Island Health (VIHA)

Bargaining for our VIHA members is also complete. Members at VIHA voted in early 2019 to ratify the proposed changes to the collective agreement. The new Collective Agreement is effective from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022. Please refer to the CUPE Community Health website for more details:

Preparation for the next round of bargaining is underway. Please see the CUPE Community Health website for details.

Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS)

Bargaining with GVHS was completed in April 2019. That collective agreement is valid until December 31, 2023.

CURRENT Agreements

CRD (Capital Regional District) – Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2020

LOU for Core Area Wastewater Treatment and Conveyance Operations at CRD – August 7, 2019

GVHS (Greater Victoria Housing Society) – Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2023

VIHA (Island Health – Health Science Professionals) – Apr 1, 2019 – Mar 31, 2022

WSPRS (West Shore Parks and Recreation Society) – Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2020

Martine King, Panorama Recreation Centre CRD Steward
James Brenay, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue CRD Chair
Shawn McIntyre, CRD Integrated Water Services, Tennyson Avenue 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
Dawn Moon, VIHA 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
Conrad Iuon 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