We Care

We work together as friends and family and we care about each other. If you are aware of any major event that has been experienced by one of your co-workers, for example a birth or death in the family, or of an injury or illness they may have suffered, please let us know by contacting the CUPE office at 604-273-1651. You might also wish to email your Shop Steward and they will let us know. If you are not sure who your Shop Steward is:

Click on the ‘Contact Us’ link above.

We need your help. No one can be physically there at every worksite in the District so we need you to let us know of events in the lives of your friends and co-workers.

Notice of General Meeting

The next General Meeting will be held on Wednesday December 7, 2016. The meeting will be held at Palmer Secondary, 8160 St. Albans Road in Richmond from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Staffroom. All members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you are new to the union, you may be interested in attending the General Meetings to find out more about your union, what it does for you (a lot) and what you can do to become more involved.

Annual Dinner/Dance

This year’s Dinner/Dance which was held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Richmond Curling Club, 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond BC. The food was delicious and the company was superb. A very festive occasion to honour our retirees.

There were door prizes and lots of dancing, with even more prizes given to people on the dance floor. A good time was had by all. A huge Thank You goes out to Elaine Hodges and Deb Gray, the Social Committee members, for all their hard work and planning to create a wonderful event. Thank You to Tim Bakker who was a perfect emcee, and Thank You to all those who helped out to make it such a success.

Congratulations and best wishes to our Retirees! The CUPE Executive would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday Season.

Get Interested. It’s Your Province. You live here. It matters.

The clock is ticking as the May 2017 Provincial Election approaches. Do you want your government to continue to care only for the wealthy or do you want your government to care about you and your family again?

Click the link below to read a message from CUPE BC President Paul Faoro to start you thinking about this very important upcoming election.

BC Provincial Election

What do CPP Changes mean to You?

Some of your CUPE 716 Executive members attended the CUPE National Sector Conference in Winnipeg two weeks ago and received valuable information regarding changes and improvements in the CPP. These improvements will start in 2019.  CUPE National’s research department had representatives at the table with government working on these improvements and your Executive would like to share with you the link below. For further information check the CUPE National webpage for additional links.

What does CPP Expansion mean to you

Education Postings

Your local receives information from CUPE BC about upcoming workshops, and all members of any CUPE local may apply to attend. These workshops are meant for individuals who are interested in becoming more involved with their union. If you have an interest in participating in any of these workshops, please call CUPE 716 union office at 604-273-1651 or email cupe716office@gmail.com for registration information.

Click the ‘Education’ tab above for the latest offerings.

$$$ alert (win a prize!)

Worksafe BC publishes a magazine every 2 months with information on workplace safety. Each issue they have a ‘Spot the Hazard’ type of photo and invite readers to find the dangers and email a list of the hazards you found. We are too late to enter their July contest but watch for the next issue. If you, as a CUPE 716 member are a winner of their ‘Spot the Hazard’ contest, not only will you win their prize of $50. but your local (716) will also award you a prize of $50. That makes a total of $100. for the prize if you can ‘Spot the Hazard’.

Go to: worksafemagazine.com and click on ‘Spot the hazards’. If you send an entry, be sure to include your full name, work title, workplace and workplace location.

It pays to know workplace safety. In more ways than one.

CUPE Publications

CUPE likes to stay in touch with it’s members and offers all sorts of communication and help.  Please visit the page below by clicking on the link.  Have ever wondered who is ‘CUPE’ and what does CUPE do?  Hey Surprise, if you are a member of a CUPE Local, YOU are CUPE.  Check out the publications and see what the CUPE Executive and CUPE members are doing all across Canada.  Great information available to you:

CUPE Publications

And be sure to visit your very own local CUPE 716 on Facebook. ‘Like’.  How could you not like? Stories from your own District and schools, inspiring and timely. A link to our Facebook page can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this webpage.