Bargaining Update

Bargaining Status Update:

CUPE 387 Collective Agreement expired on Dec 31, 2019.The CUPE 387 Executive started preparing for bargaining in August 2019. Bargaining Committee members have been selected, member input has been sought and that information is currently being used to develop the Collective Agreement proposals for presentation to the employer.

Bargaining Committee Members:

  • George Habib – Business Agent
  • Hardeep Maghera – President
  • Nancy Jickels – Vice President
  • Tabitha Guichon – Secretary Treasurer
  • Kathy McLeod – Recording Secretary
  • Michelle Edwardsen – Executive Director
  • Ryan Bryce – Executive Director
  • Jordan Pink – Executive Director
  • Mike Taddei – Executive Director
  • Frank Neubauer – Executive Director
  • Jordana Feist – CUPE National Representative

Bargaining Committee Activities:

August 13 2019 – CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee Workshop to take participants through the various stages of the negotiation process to prepare committee members who have not been involved in bargaining sessions previously and a refresher for those who have.

August 29 2019 – CUPE 387 Collective Bargaining Survey posted until September 13 2019 to solicit member input in order to inform bargaining priorities

September 15/16 – CUPE National Bargaining Workshop to check in with locals, gather updates, and discuss ongoing bargaining strategies.

November 5 2019 – CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee Survey Results Analysis – review data to pinpoint issues, concerns priorities as identified by members.

November 26 2019 – Bargaining survey results presented to members at General Meeting to ensure members are informed and allow an opportunity for questions and feedback

January 7 2020 – CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee Meeting – Further research, consultation, and proposal development

January 14 2020 – CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee Meeting – Prepare draft priorities and bargaining proposals

January 21 2020 – CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee Meeting – Finalize bargaining priorities and proposals for presentation to members

January 28 2020 – CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee bargaining presentation to members at General Meeting

Bargaining Next Steps:

  • CUPE 387 will be filing an intent to bargain with the employer
  • CUPE 387 Bargaining Committee and the City of New Westminster will meet to arrange bargaining dates
  • Bargaining between the parties will begin and, ideally, advance during the scheduled meetings

Thank you for your interest in the bargaining process. If you have further questions regarding bargaining feel free to contact the CUPE 387 office.



CUPE 387 Collective Bargaining Survey

We want to hear from you! We, as your elected union officials, want to ensure
your voice is heard when we enter into collective bargaining!
Please take the time to fill out the survey we have provided the membership.
If you have any questions, or would like assistance when filling out the survey,
feel free to contact any one of your union representatives!
Please ensure we receive your completed survey by September 13, 2019.
There will be a draw (which you can enter at the end of the survey) for $387.00!
So make sure you have filled out the entry ballot at the end of the survey!
Surveys are available online at
Thank you!
Your Union Executive

New Business Operations Assistant

It is CUPE 387’s pleasure to announce that Lisa Kvam is the successful candidate for the regular part-time Business Operations Assistant position.

This position reports to the Business Agent and has been established to provide clerical support in the Union office and includes bookkeeping and financial reporting tasks along with the administration of the short term sick leave plan.

Some of you may already be familiar with Lisa since she has been with the City on and off since 1995. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise amassed during her years in various full-time clerical positions in Engineering Operations, Police Services, and Parks, Culture and Recreation and as an auxiliary clerk providing support to a multitude of departments with her most recent assignment being the Elections Assistant in Legislative Services.

Prior to her start with the City, Lisa was employed as a Supervisor at Vancouver General Hospital where she coordinated the efforts of dozens of staff and provided patients with nutritional guidance. Lisa’s experience is complimented by her service at one of the world’s largest financial institutions – as an Information Security Consultant she was engaged in projects and working with teams that spanned the globe and wound up her time there as the Physical Security and Incident Response Support Manager. Lisa has supplemented her Food Service Technology diploma with courses in bookkeeping, the Microsoft Office Suite of products, various operating systems and audit training.

Lisa started the week of April 8, 2019 and can be reached by phone at 604-520-5644 or email at She will be operating out of the front office at 107 – 258 Sixth St from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 am to 3:30 pm, so please stop by and say hello!