Update: Site-specific support information for Aug. 1 & 2 regarding CUPE’s fight for fairness in the Lower Mainland
Our CUPE sisters and brothers who work across the Lower Mainland delivering municipal services to the public are bargaining with their employers for fair contracts. Most have been without a contract since December 2006.
But municipal employers have been demanding wage rollbacks, benefit takeaways, and a freeze on the wages of some of the region's most vulnerable workers. Bargaining has stalled for some; for others, some talks planned. However, job action is ongoing around the Lower Mainland.
Please take a minute to learn about the issues facing CUPE civic workers in your community by visiting <www.fairnessforcivicworkers.ca>.
And if you see CUPE members on a picket line in your community, please stop and show your solidarity with their fight for fairness. Remember, support pickets are asked to follow the direction of the CUPE picket captains while on the CUPE lines.
We have been advised by the Vancouver and District Labour Council about support on the lines requested for Wednesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 2:
Vancouver Public Library - main branch (CUPE 391 - library workers)
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver City Hall (CUPE 15 – inside workers)
12 Avenue and Cambie Street
Evan Yard (CUPE 1004 – Park Board workers)
955 Evans (just off Terminal Avenue behind the Via Rail Station)
National Yard (CUPE 1004 – outside workers)
701 National Avenue (just off Terminal Avenue behind the Via Rail Station)