CUPE 387 Bargaining Bulletin – March 15 2023

Your bargaining committee met with the employers and their external lead negotiator from Regional Employers Services (RES 360) Tues. March 14, 2023 for a half day of bargaining.  We’re extremely disappointed to report that no progress was made.

Under RES 360’s guidance the employers have insisted on a style of bargaining that has been unproductive and has resulted in limited discussion of your key bargaining priorities and has been oppositional towards the successful negotiation of a new collective agreement.

We continue to clearly communicate to the employer and RES 360 that our members need a new agreement that addresses the ongoing affordability challenges they face. Recently other municipalities in this region (Burnaby and Abbotsford) have negotiated fair deals directly with CUPE Locals and we deserve the same here in New Westminster.

Following this last bargaining session, we need to regroup and decide what our next steps will be.

Please continue to watch for bargaining updates from the committee. The best way to make sure you receive all future bargaining updates is to regularly monitor the CUPE 387 website ( and also ensure CUPE 387 has your contact information by emailing your personal (non-work) email address to

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by email at

In solidarity,
Your CUPE 387 bargaining committee