Convention 2018 Reports – Nicci Cabrejos

Many thanks to OMDC (Okanagan Mainline District Council) for sending me to Convention as a delegate, I had a fantastic experience that I am eternally grateful for! It was a jaw dropping experience to witness over 300 locals represented by locals and district councils. As one of 6 representing a district council I was truly [...]

May 9th, 2018|News|

Convention 2018 Reports – Amy Smith

I would like to thank the membership for giving me the opportunity to attend this years CUPE BC Conference. All CUPE locals within BC are given the opportunity to have input or attend these conferences. CUPE National has several committees, I sit on the Education Committee. Part of the responsibilities of each committee is to [...]

May 9th, 2018|News|

CUPE BC Convention 2018

CUPE 1123 was able to send 4 members in total to CUPE Convention this year - a record for our relatively small local! Rose Jurkic - Chair of the Resolutions Committee and Co-Chair of the Library Committee - sent to Convention by CUPE BC Nicci Cabrejos - Co-chair of the Young Workers Committee - sent [...]

May 9th, 2018|News|

CUPE BC Committee Members

CUPE 1123 currently has 3 members serving on a National Committee.   Members are as follows: Rose Jurkic - Co-chair of CUPE BC Library Committee - 2 year term. Nicole Cabrejos - Co-chair of CUPE BC Young Workers Committee - 2 year term. Amy Smith - Committee member of CUPE BC Education Committee - 2 [...]

February 2nd, 2018|News|

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

For all CUPE Library Workers - please complete survey by December 31,2017! More info can be found by viewing the following pdf flyer_library_chance_to_be_heard_2017_11_01_en (1)   Link to survey:      

December 1st, 2017|News|

Opioid Epidemic

Prescription painkillers and illicit fentanyl are fuelling a national epidemic of opioid-related overdoses, claiming the lives of thousands of Canadians. This is an all too familiar headline, one that had the Chief Public Health Officer unveiling very grim statistics this past September. We heard that every day an average of eight Canadians die of drug [...]

December 1st, 2017|News|

Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 20th

Trans Rights Are Human Rights! CUPE reflects on the Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 14, 2017 On November 20, we remember transgender people killed because of hatred and fear. We also renew our commitment to fighting against the harassment and discrimination experienced by trans people. Despite ongoing oppression, trans people and trans women of colour continue [...]

November 16th, 2017|News|

Precarious work videos

Check out these vidoes about precarious work provided by CUPE! Precarity Monster Precarious work in Toronto Public Library: Toronto's challenges    

September 27th, 2017|News|

Library Issues: The Rise of Precarious Workers

From CUPE’s Sector profiles on Library workers Precarious work (part-time, temporary, casual or contract work) is extremely common in the library sector. Workers in public library boards are more likely to be precariously employed, along with airlines, health and social services, and long-term care workers. CUPE’s 2014 membership survey found that permanent, part-time employment is [...]

September 27th, 2017|News|

A Few Words From Our President – Rose Jurkic

At the end of a long busy summer; time spent helping patrons find new authors, reconnect with their library, helping summer visitors with their computer use and all the related challenges, the thrill and hard work of the summer reading club, we were all more than ready for the Labour Day long weekend. On that [...]

September 27th, 2017|News|