Election Results

Elections were held at the last General Meeting, and we now have a full Executive Board.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Election and a warm and appreciative welcome to our new Executives.

The CUPE 387 Executive Board positions are filled by the following members:

President

Mike Taddei, Engineering Operations

Vice President

Nic Correia, Engineering Operations

Treasurer

Tabitha Guichon, Engineering Operations

Recording Secretary

Michelle Edwardsen, Parks

Full Time Officer

Nancy Jickels

Executive Directors

Gavin Hermanson, Engineering Services

Michael Racanello, Development Services

Jessica Adam, Recreation

Monique Ferbey, Finance

Jay Decoursey, Engineering Operations

Trustees

Nancy Miller, Engineering Operations

Catherine Lindsay, Legislative Services

Darryl Peterson, Engineering Operations

CUPE LOCAL 387 SHORT TERM SICK LEAVE PLAN SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

CUPE LOCAL 387 SHORT TERM SICK LEAVE PLAN

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 5:00 p.m. City Hall

Committee Room No. 2

To Amend the Short Term Sick Plan Bylaws as follows:

Current:

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. After four (4) claims, the member will not be covered for the first (1) day of the

following claims for the remainder of the year. (Amended December 10, 2013)

Proposed:

To delete RULES AND REGULATIONS NO. 11

If approved the first day of the fifth claim and all subsequent claims will be covered by the Short Term Sick Plan.

 

Elections 2024 – Now Accepting Nominations

CUPE 387 is accepting Nominations for the following positions: 

  • President – 3 year term commencing 2023 (2 years remaining)
  • Full Time Officer – 3 year term commencing 2023 (2 years remaining)
  • Treasurer – 3 year term commencing 2023 (2 years remaining)
  • Executive Director (5 positions available):
    • 2 year term commencing 2023 – 1 year remaining (2 available)
    • 2 year term commencing 2024 (3 available)
  • Trustees (2 positions available):
    • 3 year term commencing 2024
    • 3 year term commencing 2023 (2 years remaining)

The following positions are currently occupied and may become vacant if changes occur during the elections. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the time of the elections should such vacancies arise.

  • Vice-President – 3 year term commencing 2022 (1 year remaining)
  • Recording Secretary – 3 year term commencing 2022 (1 year remaining)

Election Details

Interested in Getting Involved?
The Union executive conducts union business, represents the union in collective bargaining, works for the best interests of its members. Executives meet once a month.
Union Trustees conduct an audit of the union annually.  The audit takes one day to complete.
If you have questions about any of the positions, please contact any current Executive, or the union office at (604) 520-5644 or cupeoffice@telus.net.   We’re happy to answer any questions.
If you are interested in running or nominating someone, the nomination committee is accepting advance nominations online until April 19, 2024.  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the time of the election.

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Election Information 

The election will be held at the next general meeting on April 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm at the Sapperton Pensioner’s Hall (318 Keary Street).  All members are encouraged to attend.

Notice of Motion – January 30, 2024

This is written notice of CUPE Local 387’s intention to vote on proposed amendments to its Local Bylaws and pass its 2024 year budget at the January 30, 2024 General Membership Meeting.

Please note this is a date change from the normal general membership meeting schedule.

These are important topics and votes which may have impact on your rights as a CUPE Local 387 member, therefore please make every effort to attend.

Meeting location will be the Sapperton Pensioners Hall (318 Keary Street) starting at 5:00 p.m.

Bargaining Update – November 21, 2023

A quick update to let everyone know the City, Library and Police Board have all ratified the tentative agreement. This is the last step in the bargaining process, and officially concludes this round of bargaining.

We want to thank all members for their support throughout this round of negotiations. It was a long round of negotiations, and your support made a significant difference in the outcome.

The HR & Payroll Departments are working hard at trying to get the retroactive payments done as soon as possible.

Once the retroactive payments have been complete, inflation payments for those employed at the time of ratification will be followed on a separate pay period.

Please take a look at the CUPE Media Release that was released today.

Tentative Agreement Reached – Ratification Vote October 18

We are pleased to announce that today we reached a tentative agreement with the City, Library, and Police Board.

The bargaining committee wants to thank members for their ongoing support during this round of negotiations. This was a long and challenging round of bargaining, but we feel confident that we were able to negotiate a new contract that is in line with other settlements in our region and addresses your key priorities.

A ratification meeting will be held virtually on Zoom tomorrow, Wednesday October 18, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Advanced registration is required and you can register for the meeting here.

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. A few notes:

1. We need to make sure everyone in the meeting is eligible to vote – please double check the name displayed when you sign into Zoom is the same name the employer has on record. (if there are any challenges with this please send us a private message)

2. Test your network connection in advance.

3. Each member should log in on their own device so they can participate in the vote.

4. Consider joining the meeting on a computer vs. cell phone because the voting function is more easily accessible on a computer. (but you can vote from either device)

5. The call-in option will not be available for this meeting – as members won’t be able to vote if they have called in.

UPDATE: negotiations resume tomorrow

Today we had an unprecedented number of members participate in the strike vote, and your bargaining committee wants to thank you for this important show of support and solidarity. Your support matters and is making a significant difference at the bargaining table.

Negotiations with the employer are resuming tomorrow morning (Tuesday October 17), and your bargaining committee is doing everything we can to reach a deal at the bargaining table. As part of this effort, we are postponing the release of the strike vote result for the time being.

There is still a significant amount of work to be done before reaching a tentative agreement, but we continue to believe the most effective way to negotiate a deal is directly with the City, Library and Police Board. We also believe that both parties must prioritize negotiations to reach a deal.

Please watch for another bargaining update following our Tuesday meeting.

Strike Vote & Update

BARGAINING UPDATE

 After announcing our strike vote the employers contacted the union to resume negotiations. We spent Friday and Saturday bargaining directly with the employer. With the outside negotiator not at the table there was a shift in tone at the bargaining table and we were able to have some important progressive discussions about your key bargaining priorities.

While we’ve made some progress, we still have not reached agreement on several key issues and there are significant barriers we need to address before reaching a deal.

We need to keep the momentum we’ve created going so we can conclude this round of bargaining. A strong strike vote will help carry that momentum into the bargaining session we have scheduled next Tuesday (October 17).

The strike vote is going ahead as planned tomorrow. Your bargaining committee still needs your support. We are asking you to vote YES tomorrow to make sure that we can address the outstanding issues remaining and reach a tentative agreement in a timely manner.

A strong strike vote remains an important step towards negotiating a new contract.

Vote YES, tomorrow Monday October 16, and let’s make sure we get over the finish line and secure a new contract that benefits all workers.

WHERE AND WHEN TO VOTE

There will be two voting stations on Monday October 16:

  1. Sapperton Pensioners Hall (318 Keary Street) from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
  2.   CUPE 387 Office (107-258 6th Street) from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm

Voting is done by secret ballot. You can vote at either location. You can vote before work, on a break, or after work. You cannot vote during work hours.

STRIKE VOTE – MONDAY OCTOBER 16

After almost a full year of bargaining we still have not been able to negotiate a new collective agreement with the City, Library and Police Board. The employers have continually refused to engage in meaningful discussions about your key issues and that has limited the progress we’ve been able to make towards a new contract.

We still have no agreement on any of your priorities including:

– Wage increases

– Benefit improvements

– Working from home language

– Modified work week/shift language

– Improvements to auxiliary rights (stability for workers)

At our last mediation session, the most important bargaining session to date, key members of the employers bargaining team chose not to attend. We are disappointed in the lack of leadership the employers have shown and their reluctance to negotiate a new contract with their workers. The employers’ proposals continue to demonstrate that their primary motivation is to negotiate less for you than what other workers in our region have already negotiated.

Your bargaining committee needs your support – we are asking you to vote yes on Monday October 16. A successful strike vote tells the employers that workers stand behind the bargaining committee and that your bargaining priorities have not changed.

There will be two voting stations on Monday October 16:

1. Location: Sapperton Pensioners Hall (318 Keary Street)

Time: 11:00 am until 6:00 pm

2. CUPE 387 Office (107-258 6th Street)

Time: 7:00 am until 4:30 pm

Voting is done by secret ballot. You can vote at either location. You can vote before work, on a break, or after work. You cannot vote during work hours.

STRIKE VOTE INFORMATION SESSIONS

In advance of the strike vote on Monday, we will be hosting two information sessions (one in-person and one online) on Thursday October 12:

1. Location: Sapperton Pensioners Hall (318 Keary Street)

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

2. Location: Online – Register Here (***After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

Each information session will start with a detailed bargaining update, including specific information about the employers’ bargaining proposals and position, and the rest of the meeting will be dedicated to answering your questions.

You can also check out the strike vote FAQ on our website for more information on why a strike vote is important, how a strike works and what you will need to do to receive strike pay.

YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS

We want to thank you again for your support during this round of bargaining. We would not be seeking a strike mandate if we saw another viable path to negotiating a new contract.

Additional details about the strike vote will be sent out later this week. We strongly encourage all members to attend one of the information sessions this Thursday (October 12) to make sure you have all the information you need to vote yes on Monday October 16.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.