Next General Membership meeting


Wednesday May 20 2015   – Pizza & pop at 5 pm, meeting at 5:30 pm

On the agenda:

  • General Business
  • Results of Bargaining Committee elections

As always, there are door prizes to be won. If you need child-minding services, please notify the office in advance.

New members – please arrive at 5:15 for registration

Apply now for CUPE Spring School for activists

The Education Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted from members interested in attending CUPE’s Spring 2015 Weeklong School in Kamloops. An excellent selection of workshops with a diverse range of topics are being offered and we are looking forward to another great school at Coast Kamloops Hotel & Convention Centre.
Completed application forms must be received at the Union Office no later than Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Find all the details here.

Election of Negotiating Committee

Our Collective Agreements expire at the end of this year. It’s time to form our Negotiating (Bargaining) Committee. The President and the chairs of each division sit on the committee. In addition, each division elects 2 members to the committee. There will be a meeting of each division for these elections. Please attend your divisional meeting.

  • Foremen’s Division – April 29 – 4 pm – Union Hall
  • Outside Division – May 5 – 3:45 pm – Union Hall
  • Inside Division – May 6 – 5 pm – Union Hall
  • Library Division – May 12 – 5:15 pm – McGill Library

CUPE BC Committees

The incoming CUPE BC Executive Board will be appointing new committees for the 2015-2017 term in June, with the One Big Committee Meeting to be held October 15-16, 2015. The list of committees is below, with an attached document of all of their Terms of Reference. Members of CUPE 23 who are interested in serving on a committee should notify the office – by May 22, 2015.

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Post-Secondary Education Scholarship from CUPE BC

CUPE policy supports a truly public post-secondary education system – one with no economic barriers to education. Until that happens, some CUPE locals have set up bursary programs for members and their children to help them attend a college or university.

CUPE BC offers the Aubrey Burton/Reg Ford Memorial Scholarship. (CUPE 23 offers the Ethel Lau Scholarship – more information here) Both awards are available to members or their children who are entering their first year of post-secondary education.

Application form – Scholarship-ABRF- 2015

Application deadline – 15 July, 2015


Preliminary 2015 Election Results

Thanks to the dedicated members of the Election Committee, the members who registered voters all day, vote counters, scrutineers, and the candidates who ran for office.

2015-2017 CUPE 23 Secretary – Geraldine Wall

2015-2016 CUPE 23 Outside Division Chair – Bruce Campbell

Come out to the meeting tomorrow night for official results and to see the full slate of CUPE 23 officers being sworn in.

We won the United Way Community Spirit Award for Engagement!

CUPE 23 was awarded the United Way Community Spirit Award for Engagement because we did everything in our power to show people that every donation does make a difference. Presentations, videos, agency tours, special thank you’s – we did it all. We used successful strategies to engage our members through all levels of our organization in order to maintain or increase dollars given directly to United Way of the Lower Mainland, and the Engage Award recognizes this achievement. Through United Way, we help create possibility for over 400,000 people in our local community!

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