CUPE 387 Bargaining Update July 05, 2023

CUPE 387 – Bargaining Update July 5

Your bargaining committee met for another day of bargaining with the Employers (City of New Westminster, Library and Police Board) on June 27.

The Employers brought some of the information we requested months ago that is vital to having meaningful discussions in bargaining. While some information was finally provided, the Employers refused to address our concerns regarding auxiliary employees or any of the other issues CUPE 387 members identified as important for a settlement.

The Employers have time and time again been unwilling to take our priorities seriously. Even though the Employers acknowledge problems with the way things are being done, they are ignoring viable solutions.

Without real progress, your bargaining committee must start exploring more options to get movement from the Employers on our priorities.

Your bargaining committee and the CUPE 387 Executive will be meeting next week for a strategic planning session. At this session, we will discuss what needs to be done in order for the Employers to reach a fair settlement and what actions are needed from the membership to support your bargaining committee. Working together, we can get a fair collective agreement that allows us to keep up with the high cost of living in our community.

We will have an update next week with information on meeting locations, dates, and times.

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