What do you do if you have a question or issue?

What do you do? It’s really simple. First talk to your Shop Steward. Your Shop Steward is an amazing person who has volunteered to help your work sector. Do you know who your Shop Steward is? Why not? They are listed on this site under ‘about us’ and also ‘contact us’. Click on their name to send an email. And remember too, if you have a question, you can simply contact the Union office. You can also click on the link to the office to send an email to us.

CUPE 716 Education Opportunities

As a Local we want to encourage our members to participate more in Union Leadership. Visit the CUPE BC Education webpage:
CUPE BC Education Opportunities

If you see something that interests you, the first step is to complete and submit our Local’s Education Application form Education Application Form
If you are approved, you will be contacted and arrangements will be made for you to attend a Union workshop. This might prove to be something you really enjoy so give it some thought.
Members wishing to attend a workshop should have shown interest in their union by attending union meetings and also have an interest in contributing to the good of the union membership through the workshops attended.

CUPE National has just sent us information regarding their upcoming Harrison Winter School. To find out more, click the ‘Education’ tab on this website.

Bargaining Update

Bargaining for wages, a very important point for all of us, is not done by the Executives of CUPE locals. It is done at the Provincial level. They have already been meeting and have come to a tentative agreement.
Click to view the Tentative Provincial Framework Agreement
We will provide you with additional updates and bulletins as they arrive from the President’s Council.
For updates and information about Bargaining, the website for Provincial Bargaining Bulletins is:

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 regarding bargaining to you confidentially. You will only receive an email when it is important. Send your personal email address to cupe716office@gmail.com.

Your Bargaining Committee remains dedicated to achieving the best possible agreement for all K-12 support staff.

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. Depending on the event, we will send flowers or a card. You might prefer to email your Shop Steward and they will let us know. We’ll even tell you who your Shop Steward is.

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.