Feature: Ryan Petrin working with United Way

For three months a CUPE 1004 member, Ryan Petrin, was booked off from his regular duties at the City of Vancouver as a Streets member, to work on the United Way campaign. Over the months Ryan would travel around the Metro Vancouver area helping to coordinate United Way community programs, give speeches to a variety of events, develop information materials, as well as share the message behind what United Way does.

Ryan has worked with the City for a number of years now and is a young worker, job steward, and union activist.

Ryan -Thanks for all of your hard work!

Ryan Petrin (Streets)

Feature: Toy drive success!

treescape2(room)Tony Cheng, a worker for the City of Vancouver engineering department, has gone over and above his good deeds for the year. He organized a toy drive this holiday season to help children of low-income families in the Metro Vancouver area to enjoy Christmas morning. The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau sent the local a letter thanking everyone for their donations. With the collective power of this local, 228 toys and $750 in Superstore gift cards were raised.

Thank you Tony for all of your hard work!

Member Update for Nov 2015

General Membership Highlights:

The November meeting did not have quorum, but a short information meeting was held. The following positions are vacant and nominations will be sought at the December membership meeting.

  • City – Sewers Unit Chair – Two year term
  • Parks – Maintenance – Two year term
  • City Sanitation and Landfill – One year term

The local needs to fill the vacancies on the executive and we are always in need of more stewards. If you are interested please contact president@cupe1004.ca

Executive Report

  • We are pleased to announce that Brother Mark Hancock was elected CUPE National President at our National Convention held here in Vancouver November 2-6. It is exciting to have the former president of CUPE BC as our new National leader and we look forward to working with Mark in the years to come. … Read more…

City & Parks workers prep for bargaining

The City of Vancouver engineering and parks workers are preparing for another round of collective bargaining. The agreement expires at the end of 2015 and the bargaining committee wanted to be organized and prepared. Bargaining notice was sent to the employer. The bargaining committee was elected by the members.

Best of luck to the bargaining team!