General Meeting Dates for 2018

Our General Meetings are meant for everyone who is a member of CUPE Local 716. You are very welcome to attend. They are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Palmer Secondary School in the Staffroom, which is just inside Palmer’s main door. It is important for members to attend and participate. The dates for the General Meetings for the remainder of this school year are: our last General Meeting of the year, Wednesday June 6, 2018
There will be an election for Transportation Shop Steward, Clerical Shop Steward, and Maintenance Shop Steward. It is important for members to be involved and to help where and if they can. If you would like to know what is involved in being a shop steward, contact the union office at 604-273-1651.
A notice of motion was made at the May 2nd General Meeting to increase dues to 2% and that motion will be voted on at the June 6th meeting.

CUPE 716 Scholarships 2018

Every year, CUPE 716 offers four (4) $500 scholarships, given to children of our members who are graduating from Secondary School. The scholarships consist of: two academic scholarships, one trades scholarship, and one fine arts scholarship. The deadline for applications to be received was May 9, 2018.
The winners will be announced on or before May 31st, 2018.

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Application

We want to keep you informed

If you have not yet done so, please contact the union office with your personal email address. We want to be able to send notices and bulletins confidentially. You will only receive an email when it is important. We are not selling anything. Send your personal email address to

Collective Agreement

Your Collective Agreement is one of the most important documents you will ever be given. It contains the contract that is meant to help and protect you at work. If you have questions about what is and isn’t allowed, the first place to look is the Collective Agreement 2014-2019. Keep your copy handy and read it through.

A copy of the Collective Agreement 2014-2019 is available on this website under the ‘Resources’ tab or if you would like a paper copy, contact the union office. 604-273-1651 or email:

Your Pension

CUPE 716 members are part of the Municipal Pension Plan. To find out more information about your pension, or to download forms, visit the MPP website. You are already a member and can start an account and find out the answers to all your questions there. It’s well worth taking a little test drive around the site before you retire.

The Municipal Pension Plan offers workshops for you to learn more about your pension before you retire. They are worth attending so you can be well informed and plan for your future.

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 for registration information.